Letting Go

Have you ever talked to someone that sounded so angry about a happenstance that occurred eons ago?  Have you ever heard the hurt and anguish gushing out over the past deeds of someone who no longer even exists?  Have YOU ever harbored hatred and resentment for someone who ‘did you wrong’? We have all talked […]

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 […]

Taking Care of Yourself

The older I get, the more I realize that taking care of me (body, mind and spirit) is more important than I ever thought.  Yep…I’m slow like that! Not only do I want to be healthy as I age, but I’d really like to feel good, too!!  Of course, my vanity is mixed in there, […]

Thank you, Jesus!

There are days when your life flashes before your eyes and you realize how fortunate you are to still be breathing!  Today was one of those days. After school and the grueling homework of first grade – yes, sometimes it feels like torture – Chase (my six-year-old) went outside to play with friends.  You can […]

Wisdom

Since last week I wrote about commitment, I thought it would only be fair that today I expand upon the topic of ‘wisdom’ because I really don’t think we can make, much less follow through with commitments, goals, objectives or resolutions unless we are fueled by wisdom. Look carefully then how you walk, not as […]

The Prayer Problem

Lately, my prayer life has stunk it up to kingdom come.  For some reason, I have been going through the motions of reading scriptures and devotionals, but I’ve barely spoken a word to God in what seems like forever. Sure, I’ve said mealtime and bedtime prayers with my boys, but my personal time with God […]

Overwhelmed….

To say I’m a bit overwhelmed is just about the biggest understatement in the universe at the moment.  The world around me is collapsing catastrophically and all I can do is watch people hurt, mourn, deal with illness and fight for truth to win…all in a day’s time. SIDE NOTE:  I am blessed with healthy […]

Happy Anniversary, GEM!

It’s already been a YEAR!  Can you believe that?  I think I’m in shock.  In fact, pinch me because I’m afraid this journey with GEM – God’s Encouragement by Meg – has been a dream!!! NOPE!  It’s real, alright! Oh guys!  I have learned, grown, been humbled, been blessed and most of all been LOVED […]

Honor

Ever since the Veteran’s Day celebration, I’ve really been thinking about honor.  What it means.  And how to actually DO it. Clearly the first question is easily answered.  In fact, Webster’s Dictionary defines honor as high regard or respect (noun) and adherence to principles considered right (verb). As always, it gets a little tricky when […]

The Pains of Change

Last week I had a meltdown.   I mean a complete break from reality where I fell to my knees and bawled my eyes out for an hour.  Doesn’t happen often, but when it does…you’d better watch out! Strangely, I woke up that particular morning feeling a heaviness and gloominess I just couldn’t shake.  It wasn’t until […]