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 […]

The Struggle with Sacrifice

This coming weekend is my church’s “Consecration Sunday.”  Your church may call it something different, but it basically comes down to the one Sunday of the year when the church asks each person in the congregation to pledge what they will give to the church for the upcoming year.  This is all in an effort […]

Prosperity

Saturday night I fell asleep during one of the most boring movies I have recently seen.  I feel terrible that I couldn’t get into The Book of Eli, but it just wasn’t in the cards for me.  As usual, I received the Cliff Notes version from Lee the next morning and I was disappointed that […]

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 […]

Ask And You Shall Receive

I recently saw a Facebook post that said, “I wish I was a billionaire.”  Of course, I ‘liked’ it. How couldn’t I? Money is most likely the number one argument couples have.  Even if you have a great job and live in a comfortable home, more money would always be helpful. To be clear, money […]

A Mustard Seed

Yesterday, I went to lunch with a dear friend of mine.  I left the restaurant pumped and ready to conquer the world.  In fact, I was ready to sign up for a completely different career path and jump into the sea of hard work, fun and making some serious dough! I raced home to tell […]

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 […]

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 […]

Extravagant Giving

This past Sunday, my church finished a sermon series called Extravagant Generosity by observing Consecration Sunday, which in the Methodist church means that members estimate the amount of money, time and service they are going to provide their local church over the next year.  In typical Methodist fashion, the celebration is closed with a feast! […]

Cash Concerns

Last night I spent a few hours among some very bright, energetic and entrepreneurial women.  It was basically a girls’ night out doing what many of us like to do… spending money and listening to the success stories of those who are making it! Obviously, I was the one spending money, as I am in […]