Team Work

The first weekend of the NFL football season is one of my favorite times of the year!  In fact, at this moment I can’t think of anything better!!  Too bad my Chicago Bears lost, but at least is was a close game that came down to the last eight seconds…I about had a heart attack! […]

Help Is on It’s WAY!

I could use some help.  What about you? Besides the mental help I need, I have dreams of having a chauffeur, chef, cleaning crew and cocktail waitress at my beckon call.  Ahh…a girl can hope, right?!?! In reality, we each have loads of things in our lives that could improve, expand, develop or tweak; but […]

Spring Cleaning

With Friday being the First Day of Spring (hallelujah), it’s a perfect time to start thinking about what we need to clean out of our heads, hearts, and spirits to get ready for this new season! All I have to do is look into my pantry to see the pile of junk food – that […]

GEM is THREE!!!

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been writing GEM for three years!  WOW!!! The time has flown and I’ve absolutely loved every minute of this new road I’m traveling! God truly works amazing miracles in the lives of those who follow His guidance.  I have firsthand knowledge of the changes, blessings and growth that can […]

Thinking Straight

Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads with no idea which way to head?  Have you been bombarded with tasks, appointments, and projects then realize there is no way you can possibly complete all of them…but which ones do you give the boot and which ones should you do? You are far from alone! […]

Relying on God

Have you ever noticed how everything always works itself out? For example, that final exam in Calculus when you were a sophomore in college that you fretted about for the entire semester…do you even know what you scored?  Probably not. Or what about that appraisal that came in too high for the house you were […]

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 […]

Thank you, Jesus!

There are days when your life flashes before your eyes and you realize how fortunate you are to still be breathing!  Today was one of those days. After school and the grueling homework of first grade – yes, sometimes it feels like torture – Chase (my six-year-old) went outside to play with friends.  You can […]

The Woman at the Well

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  John 4:13-14 I love that story of the woman at the well!  It perfectly […]

Mommy, I don’t feel good…

Last Thursday I received the first call of the year from Jake’s school nurse informing me that he did not feel good.  WHAT?!?!?!  Not already!!!  Man, oh man!! It was to my ENORMOUS relief that Jake suffered from swimmer’s ear and not the dreaded…VIRUS! Not that I was ecstatic that Jake had ANY ailment, but […]