The Editor

As a writer I am always looking for an editor.  Sometimes it’s a friend, a sister or my husband.  When I’m really in a pinch…it ends up being me.  Thank God for spell check! Being my own editor is a bad thing. It makes no difference how grammatically affluent I am or how many words […]

Stop the Comparisons!!!!

Last week’s blogs were all about taking the plunge to accomplish our life’s purpose no matter where we currently reside.  This week I would like to encourage us to stop one of the worst things we can do to sabotage our own personal journey… COMPARING OURSELVES TO OTHERS!!!! Unfortunately, we act like we are all […]

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 […]

Who Are We?

As a blogger myself, I often read other blogs to jog my creativity, give me ideas to write about and keep in tune with the industry. So, it should come as no surprise that I have my favorites. One that I adore is a blog called Lipstick Makes Everything Better by a girl who is […]

True Gifts

It’s the last week before Christmas and I’m making my list and checking it twice!  Sounds like a song, huh?! (Don’t mind me; I think I’m funny sometimes!) Anyway, Christmas is my favorite time of year. In the month of December I can be found trekking through stores and browsing websites online to find the […]

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! […]

Why Me?

Have you ever been in a room full of people and someone asks for volunteers?  Do you quickly slump down your chair until you are satisfied that your head is hidden behind the person in front of you.  Do you suddenly become interested in your feet?  Or, do you hold your breath and pray they […]

Paying Taxes

Everyone knows what today is…it is Tax Day!  In fact, this year we get an extra two days to mull over the papers and wring our hands to figure out if we owe or get a refund from the government because of the District of Columbia’s Emancipation Day that fell on Monday. We filed several […]

Hospice

Not too many years ago, I had a list of people in this world that I would rather not meet.  It’s not that I thought they were bad people; it’s that they signified that bad things would be happening in my life.  And I am definitely not one who enjoys or welcomes the dark days […]

Using Your Gifts to Glorify God

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” – Sir Winston Churchill This quote has been stuck in my head as I’ve reflected and revised my resolutions for the new year this week.  Since I would like to be a different (i.e. more God-fearing and giving) person […]