Continuing Christmas

Christmas is my all-time favorite holiday.  Who doesn’t enjoy sweets, presents and a cheerful disposition?!?! As much as I’d love to celebrate Christmas all year long, my waist line would expand and even my ‘fat jeans’ would not fit anymore.  Sigh. However for the past three weeks, I’ve been mulling over my reasons for placing […]

Legacies

It is days like today that I wonder what I kind of legacy I will leave to my family, friends and the world. I’m currently 41 and if I’m lucky, I have another 40+ years to figure out what my contribution will be and how to accomplish the tasks associated with it.  Time is running […]

Taking Care of Others

As seen in Thursday’s blog, taking care of yourself is crucial in order to be a valuable servant in the world we live in.  Clearly, when we don’t get the rest, exercise or God’s Power (through scripture and prayer) on a daily basis we become useless. However, the next step in the process is to […]

Encouragement

When I started blogging these GEMs over a year ago, I was on a mission to spread a little encouragement to help others while using my gift of writing.  Much to my surprise I think I’ve been encouraged the MOST! I have been amazed by the outpouring of support, enthusiasm and cheer I have received […]

Paying It Forward

I love December!  It’s a month of surprises, cookies, fellowship and trinkets!  LOVE. IT. Okay, so what about those who are less fortunate?  You know…the families who are put on the angel tree, the children whose parents are in jail and the single-mom’s kids who stay at home by themselves most nights while she works […]

Keeping up with the Jones’

I love the way God works! For example, today’s topic (which I picked months ago) is about “keeping up with the Jones’” – um, yea, Meg – we got that from the title! I digress. So…yesterday morning I read my devotional from Joe Gibbs.  Well, lo and behold!!  Mr. Gibbs wrote about the perils of […]