How to Pray

If you’ve ever read any of my GEMs, you will likely find two calls to action on a regular basis – read your bible and pray. Those two feats are a common theme that I think will carry me through until the end of time and – just so you know – you will probably […]

Doing What We Say We Will

Integrity…a characteristic that we all believe we have, but very few of us do.  Sigh. Dictionary.com defines integrity as an adherence to moral and ethical principles, along with the soundness of moral character and honesty.  Basically, I call it doing what we say we will do. As a “big talker Betty Crocker” I am all […]

Working on The Moral Bucket List

This past Sunday, The New York Times published an article by David Brooks called “The Moral Bucket List.” Let the title sink in.  The moral bucket list…what a concept!! Normally, when we think of a bucket list, we are dreaming of the many things we would like to accomplish before we say goodbye to life.  […]

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 […]

Choose Joy

As the days have gone on and I’ve become less anxious about having another panic attack, I’ve been trying to discern what I should change and what I can do to better prepare myself for the next time I’m faced with a fearful situation. I am definitely beginning to think that this panic disorder is […]

Loving Jesus

On Tuesday, I asked the question, “What does your relationship with Jesus look like?”  Have you thought about it?  Have you talked with Jesus to ask Him what it should look like? The twenty questions could go on forever, but today I want to narrow in on actually what loving Jesus looks like for you. […]

Knowing Jesus

Quote of the week, “it’s one thing to know there is an emperor; it’s another thing to know the emperor” – I have no clue who should be credited for this, but I heard it in Sunday’s sermon.  Grrrr….Google doesn’t know everything.  Haha!! The question I have for you today is, “What does your relationship […]

Meeting Jesus

Sunday’s Easter service was amazing!  Not only was I able to worship with friends and family, but I also learned that hallelujah means “Praise God” and that amen means “I believe it.”  Love it when I learn new stuff!!! As I listened to the sermon that listed the many prophesies of the coming of Christ […]

Walking Towards Redemption

As we march through Holy Week to Easter Sunday, it occurs to me that our lives are aptly named a journey – just like the path Jesus took to the cross. Each day of Jesus’s life led him to the day he saved the world. For God so loved the world, that he gave his […]

Toeing the Line

Living wisely is hard to do.  (In case you didn’t know that!) It’s not that having or attaining knowledge is all that hard, but the humility that comes along with wisdom throws most of us for a loop! I don’t know about you, but I don’t find myself being all that humble very often. In […]