The Perils of Facebook

Social media, and most specifically Facebook (because that’s the one I use), can be the greatest thing since sliced bread.  I mean who doesn’t want to post pictures of their families, cool vacation places, awesome pet videos and funny memes?!?!?!?  A favorite of mine are the videos of people falling down…my guilty pleasure!!!! However, besides […]

Obligation

Each time you read my blog you get the inside scoop on my personal story of Christian living.  Sadly, my life is full of ups and downs and downright failures, but all in all I hope it is clear that I put forth great effort to live a life that is pleasing to God on […]

September 11th

It’s impossible for me to post a blog on September 11th and not think of two things…the terrifying events of 9/11 and my nephew’s birthday.  One is absolutely horrendous and the other is such a wonderful blessing that I feel completely stuck in the middle of sorrow and joy…Sigh. I’m even more emotionally confused this […]

Back to the Grind

I am SO thanking God for the upcoming three-day Labor Day weekend!!  You’d think with school starting this week and the kids gone for eight hours a day, I’d feel free, refreshed and at a loss to what to do with all this extra time…NOT!!! Getting back into a schedule and ramping up with school, […]

Bethany United Methodist Church

I talk a ton about what I learn on Sundays at my church and what points my pastors make that in turn stir up my own thoughts.  These ponderings (think this is a word)  subsequently lead to GEM blogs. SO, I thought I would share with you a list of questions that I was recently […]

Foundations

Have you ever heard one of those sermons that seemed to smack you right in the face and left your cheek burning from the sting?  Well, Sunday was one of those days when I sat in church and felt like Pastor Tom was speaking directly to me and waiting for me to answer the questions […]

Recharging

How are those New Year’s resolutions going for you?  Are you sticking to them?  Have you fallen off the wagon?  Are you pretending like you never made them in the first place?? If you are hanging your head in shame…don’t get too upset because the average length of resolutions is three DAYS (my pastor threw […]

We Have No Idea

When was the last time you looked around and noticed someone in need?  Today?  Yesterday?  Last month?  Did you do something about it? Uh oh.  I’m not sure I like my answer. The ugly truth is that often we use excuses, judgments and fear to keep us from helping others.  We spend way too much […]

Are You Gracious?

Lately, I’ve been really saddened by the lack of compassion and understanding that I see in the world.  The worst part is that I am often an offender myself when faced with something I don’t comprehend, identify with, or those things that tick me off. Sigh…. We are all too quick to make assumptions, voice […]

Today

With all my lip service about moving on, making commitments and choosing to follow Jesus, I’ve been burdened with the question, “What do I do RIGHT NOW?” Sounds like an easy question, but for some reason, we tend to make it really difficult. Instead of simply trying to ‘do better’ today, we get stuck in […]