Happy Birthday, GEM!

God’s Encouragement by Meg celebrates two years of Tuesday/Thursday postings today!  WOOHOO!  Seems strange how quickly the time has gone and how much I’ve enjoyed this blog adventure. Considering I knew nothing about writing blogs and less about my Savior, Jesus Christ – I am amazed at the growth that God has allowed me to […]

Praising God

Life is like a roller coaster…sometimes it’s uphill and sometimes it’s downhill and I’m really not sure which one is better!! (Neither one sound like that much fun, do they?) Traveling all of those hills can get exhausting.  Trampling up or down can sometimes become too painful.  Sometimes the stresses seem too overwhelming and the […]

Remembering September 11th

If you hadn’t already figured it out, September 11th is tomorrow.  It’s been 12 years since the tragic events and in some ways it feels like forever and in others, it feels like just yesterday. I don’t think any one of us made it through that day unaffected. The heinous actions of a few catapulted […]

Naked

Surprised by the title?  Me, too. As I looked at the blog calendar for today’s post, I realized that I had written “Naked” as the topic. Okay, so anyone who knows me well, KNOWS that my modesty is lacking and my humor is on the level of a sixth grader. Sigh. You can only imagine […]

The Prayer Problem

Lately, my prayer life has stunk it up to kingdom come.  For some reason, I have been going through the motions of reading scriptures and devotionals, but I’ve barely spoken a word to God in what seems like forever. Sure, I’ve said mealtime and bedtime prayers with my boys, but my personal time with God […]

Victims

If you think you can’t…you are right. I’ve been thinking on this phrase a lot lately.  I have no idea who said it or where I saw it, but if you happen to be my Facebook friend, you might have seen it on a status I posted just this past Tuesday.  Plus, I used it […]

Freedom

Sunday’s message at church was all about freedom through forgiveness.  I sat stunned into silence as I listened to our associate pastor’s sermon that detailed the shackles we are bound by when we don’t obey God’s will for us to forgive others and live as He would like us to. Wow.  I realized that she […]

Pointy Needles

Today, my second-grader is home sick with a fever and headache.  Boo.  Jake’s the one that suffers terribly from allergies and asthma, so when sickness strikes – he’s down for the count. Our pediatric allergy specialist has recommended allergy shots for the past two years, but I just can’t bring myself to sign him up […]

Forgive and Forget

Last night I spoke at my home church for our Lenten Wednesday night worship service about forgiveness. Me? Forgiving? Sometimes. Sigh. I told a story about a situation that is completely out of my control and how mercy and forgiveness keeps me at peace and how all hell breaks loose (excuse the phrase, but it’s too […]

Angry Times

With football season underway, I suppose I will be forced to watch network television and turn a deaf ear to the angry and irritating political commercials.  Argh…election years are always so annoying because of the constant bickering (and it doesn’t matter whose side you’re on)! Recently, I realized that with the late spring purchase of […]