Now What?

Last week’s tumultuous events with the Boston Marathon bombing, the West, Texas plant explosion, the mid-west flooding and the play-by-play apprehension of the alleged bomber has me wondering what is going to happen this week? Talk about one heck of a wild ride! Jeez! Now what? I’m more than sure that these events aren’t the […]

Knocking out Negativity!

Have you ever noticed how some people can poo-poo on just about anything? For example: Yippee!  The Easter Bunny brought me chocolate! (Them) – You know you are just going to eat that and get fat. Listen to this great idea for a new career path! (Them) – You know you’ll never do that. Can’t […]

Jumpstarting Your Faith

Living in and with faith is down-right hard.   Sigh. In my humanness, I struggle with believing in something I’ve never seen, heard or touched.  Not only is it difficult to wrap my mind around the unseen, but it’s even harder to live faithfully to Jesus Christ in a world that doesn’t care much about obeying […]

Seeking More

Don’t know about you, but I’ve been running around like a chicken with my head cut off to get all of my holiday shopping and chores done so I can start to actually ENJOY the season!  What a mess! Sounds like I’m missing the point!  Sure, I want to get my errands finished, but I […]

Standing Up

Hobby Lobby is one of my favorite stores.  I love sifting through the decorative items, picture frames and scrapbooking paraphernalia.  I am SO NOT a creative person, but Hobby Lobby makes me feel like I could do something unique if I sort of tried (not that I ever do – it’s the thought that counts). […]

Right Where You Are

I’ve spent much time over the past few months discussing in my GEMs how I want to do better, how I’m trying to do better and what I can do to be better.  Even though I know I have much room to grow and many things to learn in the future, I am sharing my […]

Who is Jesus Christ?

As Easter draws near, I’ve been wondering why I’ve chosen to follow this man, Jesus Christ, and His teachings.  Is it because I was raised this way?  Is it because I want to go to Heaven?  Is it because I fear the alternatives?  Or is it something else? After much soul searching, I’ve come to […]

Finding Your Passion

What do you want to be when you grow up? I’ve been working diligently to answer this question for myself.  It’s not that I was unhappy or unfulfilled or that I looked back on my life with regret; it’s that I was lacking a sense of purpose and significance.  I felt like there was something […]