Knocking out Negativity!

Have you ever noticed how some people can poo-poo on just about anything? For example: Yippee!  The Easter Bunny brought me chocolate! (Them) – You know you are just going to eat that and get fat. Listen to this great idea for a new career path! (Them) – You know you’ll never do that. Can’t […]

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 […]

Courage

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines courage as mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. What it doesn’t tell us is how to GET it! Ah man!!! I’ve often wondered what Abraham, Moses, Noah, David, Peter and Jesus’ mother, Mary, had that God chose them to lead His people, fight for His […]

Pointy Needles

Today, my second-grader is home sick with a fever and headache.  Boo.  Jake’s the one that suffers terribly from allergies and asthma, so when sickness strikes – he’s down for the count. Our pediatric allergy specialist has recommended allergy shots for the past two years, but I just can’t bring myself to sign him up […]

How to Make 2013…GRRREAT!

I SURE HAVE MISSED YOU, GEM!!!  Between the holidays, traveling and guests, I haven’t had a chance to write!  But, now I’m back and ready for my future!!! Wait a minute!!  It’s three days into the New Year and I already feel like I’m behind the eight ball! WHAT?!?!  Stop.  Take a deep breath.  Exhale. […]

The Whisper

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets. Hebrews 1:1 Can you imagine hearing the voice of God?  WOW!  I think I’d be in awe, but scared out of my socks!!   Talk about shaking in my boots!  YIKES! However, in light of the latest devastation in […]

The Sky Is Falling!

We are on the home stretch!  Today is Election Day, so that means we won’t have to watch those annoying commercials anymore.  Yippee! But guess what?  That means there will be a winner and a loser.  AND someone (probably lots of someones) will think that the sky is falling depending on which side they happen […]

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! […]

Desperate Measures

Desperation can change a person completely.   The result can sometimes be good and sometimes be bad.  It all depends on the individual and their circumstances. If you’ve ever met someone in desperation – they are easy to recognize. Desperate people become willing to do anything that ends their suffering and helps their situation.  Basically, they […]

A Different Play Book

Tomorrow night begins the NFL’s 93rd season with the Cowboys competing against last year’s Super Bowl winners, the New York Giants.  As excited as I am to see the first game of the season,I’m MUCH more pumped about the Chicago Bear’s game on September 9th against the Indianapolis Colt.  Da bears…. As I’ve said before, […]