A New Day

When the days become more like drudgery than opportunities – you know something needs to change. Change?  How about winning the lottery?  Moving to the beach with servants at our beckon call?  What about a life on Easy Street? Now that is what I call some good changes!!! HA! Most of the time we think […]

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 […]

You Just Never Know

I recently posted a photo on my Facebook GEM page that said, “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.  Be kind.  Always.” What an amazing truth!!! For some reason, we think that we are the only ones with problems, are misunderstood or have a cross to bear.  Interestingly, we are the […]

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 […]

Struggling in the Stillness

Sunday was an amazing day! Even though the day didn’t start as I had planned because I slept through the alarm and never made it to church, it ended up being filled with fun, sun and friends. No complaints here and I am thankful to have been blessed in spite of my mistake!!! As I […]

Pointy Needles

Today, my second-grader is home sick with a fever and headache.  Boo.  Jake’s the one that suffers terribly from allergies and asthma, so when sickness strikes – he’s down for the count. Our pediatric allergy specialist has recommended allergy shots for the past two years, but I just can’t bring myself to sign him up […]