Today

With all my lip service about moving on, making commitments and choosing to follow Jesus, I’ve been burdened with the question, “What do I do RIGHT NOW?” Sounds like an easy question, but for some reason, we tend to make it really difficult. Instead of simply trying to ‘do better’ today, we get stuck in […]

Commitment

The start of a New Year brings about much discussion of resolutions, goals, plans, objectives and getting ourselves motivated to make this year better than the last. Clearly, the year ahead is on my mind because I’ve already written two blogs in the past few weeks about making plans and moving on.  Honestly, I thought […]

Happy Birthday, GEM!

God’s Encouragement by Meg celebrates two years of Tuesday/Thursday postings today!  WOOHOO!  Seems strange how quickly the time has gone and how much I’ve enjoyed this blog adventure. Considering I knew nothing about writing blogs and less about my Savior, Jesus Christ – I am amazed at the growth that God has allowed me to […]

Sacrifice

Sacrifice is like a four-letter, dirty word. When people use the word, sacrifice, others tend to look at them like they have lost their mind and clearly, would rather them not say the word…ever. It reminds me of another word that gets a bad rap – obedience – because it invokes the same kind of […]

New Beginnings

I know I’ve talked about ‘do overs’ before, but I felt like it was a topic I should revisit because the Lord knows I could use all the help I can get and I think you probably could too!!! Obviously, we are not in the third grade anymore and a ‘do over’ seems unlikely.  But, […]

Ants in My Pants

Is it summertime, yet? I seem to be getting antsy for the lazy days of summer, vacationing with friends and family, reading some good books and resting from the hectic schedule of everyday life. What’s funny is that as I’m looking at my list of items to do over the summer…the calendar looks as busy […]

What Do You Think?

Lately, I’ve been sharing with you the words and actions that I have the most trouble with when trying to live obediently to God’s will.  However, today I want to touch on the first and most significant task that leads to greater freedom from sin…training and taming our thoughts!! Obviously, our thoughts lead to our […]

Mysterious Ways

God works in mysterious ways….  I have heard this mantra my entire life.  Most of the time it is said when something terrible or unexplainable happens and the onlookers are at a loss of what to say to the victim.  Basically, it’s said when we don’t know the why, the how and the what for. […]

Jumping the Hurdles of Life

Did you get the memo that life was going to be easy?  Was there a section indicating that life was going to be fair?  I sure didn’t!   I’ve been checking my mailbox, my inbox and my Facebook messages regularly, but have yet to receive such a notice.  Sigh…. Unfortunately, many of us believe that life […]

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 […]