How to Pray

If you’ve ever read any of my GEMs, you will likely find two calls to action on a regular basis – read your bible and pray. Those two feats are a common theme that I think will carry me through until the end of time and – just so you know – you will probably […]

Why We Can Trust the Bible

Being married to an engineer has taught me that questioning things is not necessarily a bad thing.  (I’m sure he would say it’s taken long enough!!) I don’t typically feel the need to have answers to everything I come into contact with, but I have long since figured out that others do have this prerequisite […]

Identity Crisis

Our actions speak volumes about who we really are from the inside out.  What do your actions say about you? Unfortunately, my behavior reveals that I am struggling with an identity crisis.  Sigh. There is nothing worse than wanting to make the right choices, but find that you make the wrong ones on a regular […]

The Bible

Lately, my church has been doing a sermon series called, Fully Alive in Christ.  It’s been interesting, informational and downright eye-opening.  Love it when that happens!!! The biggest take-away I’ve had so far during this sermon series is how few of us actually dust off our Bibles, open them up and READ. Crazy, I know. […]

Thinking Straight

Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads with no idea which way to head?  Have you been bombarded with tasks, appointments, and projects then realize there is no way you can possibly complete all of them…but which ones do you give the boot and which ones should you do? You are far from alone! […]

Telling Our Story

The other day I heard something profound…well, it was to me at least. The message went something like this:  Spreading Christianity isn’t about quoting the Bible, regurgitating a list of rules or even telling someone about what our churches say we should or shouldn’t do; As Christians we should tell others OUR STORY with regards […]

Priority Management

Keeping my priorities straight is one of my most difficult daily tasks.  Often, I find myself off of the beaten path and have no clue how I got there.  Sigh. I absolutely despise that this happens as frequently as it does!!!  What is even more frustrating is when I ‘forget’ what my priorities are in […]

Relying on God

Have you ever noticed how everything always works itself out? For example, that final exam in Calculus when you were a sophomore in college that you fretted about for the entire semester…do you even know what you scored?  Probably not. Or what about that appraisal that came in too high for the house you were […]

Prosperity

Saturday night I fell asleep during one of the most boring movies I have recently seen.  I feel terrible that I couldn’t get into The Book of Eli, but it just wasn’t in the cards for me.  As usual, I received the Cliff Notes version from Lee the next morning and I was disappointed that […]

Guilty as Charged

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You […]