Dancing in the Storm

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” The above quote from Vivian Greene seemed completely appropriate today considering how many Texans don’t have power, water or gas during this 2021 Ice/Snow Apocalypse! Of course, our dancing in Texas will have to be performed in winter […]

Get Going

Can you believe it’s already almost the middle of February 2021?? Where does the time go?? It’s absolutely crazy how quickly the minutes, hours, days and now years are passing. Ugh!!! I better get going because I’ve got stuff to do before my time is up!!! Don’t know about you, but I’ve got big dreams, […]

Stopped and Stuck

It’s been a while, friends.  Three and a half years to be exact. To be honest I’m not sure of the number one reason I haven’t written GEM since September of 2017, but I do know there are many of them. The one that sticks out in my mind the most is that the devil […]

Team Work

The first weekend of the NFL football season is one of my favorite times of the year!  In fact, at this moment I can’t think of anything better!!  Too bad my Chicago Bears lost, but at least is was a close game that came down to the last eight seconds…I about had a heart attack! […]

Times of Crisis

How many of us drop to our knees the minute our lives fall apart?  Eek!!! Lord knows I sure do. There is absolutely nothing wrong with going to God in the time of need.  God tells us to come to Him and He will protect us, guide us and love us. Let us then with […]

Safety

Asking how safe someone feels today is a loaded question…especially if we were to judge our security by what we watch on the news or read on our newsfeeds!! We might not consciously consider how safe we feel on a regular basis, but I’d dare say that our bodies, thoughts and actions tell us what […]

Hanging On

With the recent suicide of Linkin Park’s frontman, Chester Bennington, I can’t help but wonder how someone could become so driven to dispair that they thought death was better than life.  (In case you don’t know, Linkin Park is a band that has been popular for years in the pop-culture music industry.) The reason why […]

Battles

I was saddened to hear of the impending divorce between Lysa TerKeurst and her husband.  Is no one safe?  I guess not ☹ In case you don’t know who Lysa is, she is the founder and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries.  Additionally, she is an author, blog writer, speaker and teacher.  Her mission is to […]

Point of View

Clearly, this cartoon is a depiction of different perspectives, but it truly is the best I’ve ever seen.  It illustrates how every person can see the exact same thing and have a different take on how they view it. Plus, the first part of the caption hits the nail on the head!!!  “Just because you […]

Marriage

Tomorrow marks my twenty-second wedding anniversary!  Woohoo!!  I know, it’s crazy that we haven’t killed each other yet…although, there is still time!!  HAHA! For us, we usually just go to a nice dinner and exchange cards.  So, as I was browsing the card isle the other day looking for the perfect message to give to […]