Safety

Asking how safe someone feels today is a loaded question…especially if we were to judge our security by what we watch on the news or read on our newsfeeds!! We might not consciously consider how safe we feel on a regular basis, but I’d dare say that our bodies, thoughts and actions tell us what […]

Living in An Anxious World

Recently, I saw a video on Facebook where Max Lucado was touting his new book Anxious for Nothing that comes out September 12th of this year…love me some Max Lucado and can’t wait to pick up what I’m sure will be a page turner!!!  Enough about my love for all things written by Mr. Lucado…. […]

The Blessing in the Fear

In case you were wondering why I didn’t post a GEM this past Tuesday – I could not find the wherewithal to put two words together because I was paralyzed by an unfounded fear due to a horrific panic attack I experienced on Sunday night and am still dealing with today. As most of you […]

What Would You Do?

What would you do if you could?  Hmmmm….  Good question. As the year of 2014 is winding down, I’ve been really wondering what should be on my list of goals for the coming year.   And, not just the normal goals (work out and eat better), but the really BIG ones that I’m always too scared […]

The Little Things

God knows each of us better than anyone else in our lives, including ourselves.  A little scary, huh? Our Almighty Father knows what we want, need, dream of, worry over and fear.  He made us to yearn for a relationship with Him and He offers a place of rest in His arms. Ultimately, He made […]

Praise God: Win or Lose

My sisters and I have a saying, “We will praise Him: win or lose.”  Kind of makes you think, doesn’t it?!?! This short sentence reminds us daily that no matter what happens during our life…God is ALWAYS in control, He loves us and He is our saving grace! Don’t get me wrong.  This is not […]

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 […]

We Have Today

Ever since January I’ve had a list of personal, work, home and family goals staring at me from just above my computer desk.  This spreadsheet looms over my head and occasionally taunts me until I look up.  UGH! If I hadn’t written those 59 goals back at the first of the year like I had […]

Encourage Each Other

One of my dearest friends has been through the wringer over the past month and it’s been absolutely heartbreaking to watch.  The poor thing has had problem after problem and she just can’t seem to catch a break (insert sad face and hear my boo’s)! Needless to say, it was not by ‘coincidence’ that I […]

Risky Business

I only caught the tail-end of Elon Musk’s interview on Sunday night’s 60 Minutes, but it made quite the impression on me.  As a matter of fact, I haven’t been able to think about much else. In case you have no idea who the heck Elon Musk is (no worries, I was clueless, too), let […]