We Are What We Think

Here I am again.  Jeez!  You’d think I was the most inconsistent person in the world by the way I’ve written GEM in the last year…and, honestly, you’d be right!!  I don’t have any excuse, but I am genuinely sorry.  And please know I’ve missed it, too. I’ve been contemplating much over my lack of […]

Cleaning House

Housecleaning is one of those mundane chores that have to be done on a daily basis or else your house will end up looking like a complete disaster.  Trust me. ..I know. There is no getting away from the day in and day out activities of picking up clothes, putting away toys, emptying garbage baskets, […]

Who Are You Following?

Everything you read on the internet is not TRUE. (Reminds me of the State Farm commercial about the French model…hee, hee!!) Recently, I learned this the hard way after seeing a post on Facebook that Joel Osteen was leaving the Christian church and delving into atheism. There were many comments on a linked website about […]

The Heart

It’s amazing what breaks my heart these days. I used to be crushed by someone not liking me or a sad Hallmark commercial. A few years and a little bit of maturity has grown my spirit to look outside of myself.  Of course, I’m still very selfish (I think I’ve made this clear in past posts), but God has […]

Trust What?

Late at night, do you ever ponder the vastness of the universe and wonder why you were created?   In the past, I would think of the enormity of this question and my palms would get sweaty and I would start to panic – BIG TIME! These days, I hear the calm assurance of my heart […]

Just Call Me Eve

Eve listened to the devil, made the decision to defy God and subsequently caved into sin.  Ain’t that the story of life?!?!  Sigh. Maybe I should change my name to Eve. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person on the planet that struggles with sin and sometimes loses all self-control when faced with a […]

Happy Birthday, Chase!

It’s hard to fathom that my baby turns five-years-old today!  Crazy.  It seems like yesterday I was impatiently waiting to deliver this little boy into the world amid the stresses of working, raising a family and trying to keep this vehicle called life in the middle of the road! Looking back, I didn’t realize that […]

Skin Deep

How many times have you looked in the mirror with a critical eye and complained about the negative attributes staring back at you?  You know what I’m talking about…those crow’s feet, lines, blemishes and hair (all in the wrong places)! And don’t even get me started on the constant nitpicking I have a propensity to […]

Fit and Trim

How are those health and fitness goals you made around the New Year?  Have you kept up the routine or have you fallen into the same old, same old?  Are you happy with your choices of food and have you continued with a daily dedication to an exercise routine?  OR are you wondering what in […]

Memorial Day

With the Memorial Day weekend upon us, I wanted to dedicate this post to my dear friend, Ted Arnold, who fought in World War II, the Korean War and served several tours in Vietnam.  Ted died two years ago and was my friend and hero.   I wrote this poem for him and thought you might […]