Rudolph!!

Author Margaret McBride

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Welcome to my Monday Blog, my friends!!

*” “As the holiday season of 1938 came to Chicago, Bob May wasn’t feeling much comfort or joy. A 34-year-old ad writer for Montgomery Ward, May was exhausted and nearly broke. His wife, Evelyn, was bedridden, on the losing end of a two-year battle with cancer. This left Bob to look after their four-year old-daughter, Barbara.

One night, Barbara asked her father, “Why isn’t my mommy like everybody else’s mommy?” As he struggled to answer his daughter’s question, Bob remembered the pain of his own childhood. A small, sickly boy, he was constantly picked on and called names. But he wanted to give his daughter hope, and show her that being different was nothing to be ashamed of. More than that, he wanted her to know that he loved her and would always take care of her. So he…

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I Thought I’d Heard It All – NOPE!!

Monday, November 18, 2019

Welcome to my Monday Blog, dear Friends! Hope you and yours shared some love and laughter over the weekend! I spent some precious time with my #1 grandchild – she’s just so much fun, has a precious heart and a loooong funny bone. Both beautiful and funny…great combo! I treasure my time with her and always look forward to the next time! She’s my precious gift from heaven above – Thank you, Lord!

So recently, I attended a book signing for a new author-friend of mine. Awhile back, another friend had told me about this new author and her new book release and that she would be the guest author at a local book store in Atlanta. So the three of us got together for lunch and I was able to get to know this new author alot better and was delighted to tell all my friends about her upcoming book signing.

There’s simply not one itty-bitty anything that I don’t just adore about this woman-child of God; however, there’s a story behind her uplifting smile – a story that once known, will both break your heart and lift it up at the same time. It’ll also make you mad as hell, so watch out – I know this because I bought her little book and I read it. Well, I thought I’d read it all or at least heard it all. Nope! This is a tiny book of only 90 pages, but what a story it tells! This is a story about heart, soul, character, determination and ultimately… survival. You can get this book on Amazon.com and I hope you will – it’s truly a blessing and it’s my pleasure to share this with you all today!

“The Hell I Held”, by author Dee Mack

My prayer for all of us this week is that we will focus on being kind and gentle to one another – no matter who it is. We never know the pain, sorrow or suffering another may be dealing with in their lives at any given moment. Let’s just be KIND to one another – Always!

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,

Margaret

My book, the spiritual thriller, “That Melvin Bray”, is available on Amazon

 

 

 

Our Heroes!!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Welcome to my Monday Blog, my Friends! Today’s Blog is in honor of all our Veterans! When we stop to think about it, the thought is more than a little chilling, right? I mean seriously, where would we be, if not for our Veterans?!

WE live in the greatest Country on Earth and that Gift has been given to all of us – made possible by our incredible Veterans! The fact is that we celebrate our veterans ONE day out of the year – ONE DAY!

What if we were to celebrate them every day of the year – Maybe a silent “Thank You!” every day, for our Veterans – just between God, ourselves and them.

May God bless them, their families and their friends and just as important, may we never forget them!  We live in the greatest Country on Earth and have these  freedoms because of our veterans and the sacrifices they have made for us!

May God Bless our Veterans and May God Bless America!!

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,

Margaret

 

There’s No Negativity in Thankful!

Monday, November 4, 2019

First Blog of November 2019! WELCOME to you all and I hope you know how much I appreciate each one of you! With Thanksgiving just down the road a bit, this month should prove to be a wonderful time to spend with family and friends!! Also a time to reflect on all our incredible Blessings!

Actually, I’m thinking like…how about we just start TODAY…right now and all the way to Thanksgiving Day?! Why not make this  whole month one of giving thanks for all our blessings?! I, for one, have some serious thanking to do and today’s the perfect day to start, right? Each one of us knows exactly what we’re grateful for and why not start today – Right now!

First, let’s cast out all the negativity we’ve stored up for who knows how long! Just send it far – far away. It certainly hasn’t helped any, by storing it up for later use…Nope, there’s no negativity in thankful!! Lets all start off with a clean heart and mind, then focus on all the precious gifts we have right in front of us…you know… our Gifts…they’re called Blessings…all the gifts we’re thankful for in our precious gift of Life.

Let’s all consider that before God does something for us, He just might need to do something in us. This may require that God prepare us for what He’s about to do in our lives…and just because we don’t understand His plan for us, doesn’t mean He’s not faithfully busy at work for our benefit.

Let’s not give up and allow the negativity of a situation to control us. Let’s give in and allow God to work His miracles in us and through us. God’s work is greater than all of us put together! Regardless of our challenges, grief, loss financial burdens, you name it…God has a solution. When we do our best, have patience and trust in Him for the rest, He will never forsake us. God doesn’t work that way. His holy magic is just that. Holy Magic!!

“Patience is the supernatural fruit of the Holy Spirit.”

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  – Galatians 6:9

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.”  – Philippians 4:6

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”  – Romans 12:12

This week my prayer for us all is that we will do our very best in whatever challenges we face, be prayerful and leave the rest up to our heavenly Father.

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,

Margaret

Note; My novel, the spiritual thriller, “That Melvin Bray” is available on Amazon

 

 

Happy Hour!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Welcome!!

It’s another great Monday, my friends and just one more opportunity to find the good in it! Mondays can be a little rough…yeah, like once a week, right?  Naaah, just kidding; however, Mondays can be that way, if we allow ourselves to fall for it. Don’t!

How about this: Every Monday, have yourself a little “Happy Hour”. Give yourself a little something special to end the day with and go to sleep on…it doesn’t even have to require alcohol. It can be anything that helps us to relax and look forward to tomorrow.

For me, my happy hours involve a nice, ice cold beer before dinner.  What can I tell ya’? It hits the spot and it actually invites me to sit down and take a few minutes to ponder both the moment and the day’s accomplishments. It works for me!

Whatever suits our fancy – just so we stop the day’s momentum and wind down for a little relaxation. Just try it! It’s a good thing we do, when we stop and take out a few minutes for us.

My prayer for us all this week, is that we’ll seek the Lord’s help in showing us how we can honor both Him and ourselves as well, and be better for it. He knows our hearts and our needs. He loves us so much and He is always there – talk to Him!

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,

Margaret

My spiritual thriller, the novel “That Melvin Bray” is available on Amazon:

 

 

 

 

 

LIFE – I LOVE IT!!

 

September 16, 2019

Happy Monday my Friends and welcome to my Blog!

You know once in a while we’re blessed to come across an old friend, acquaintance or colleague that we’d long since forgotten. Well, maybe not forgotten, but certainly not thought of in a long while. This past week, I had one of those, “reunions”.

I was in Target, one of my favorite stores in the whole wide and believe me when I say, “I know shopping up-close and personal!”

I was busy examining some make-up products and had the feeling someone was watching me. At first I thought I’d just had too much coffee, even though I only drink Decaf, or maybe it was the horror movie I’d watched the night before – either way, very shortly I realized it was not my imagination and I proceeded on over to the make-up counter to sample various new make-up products for about fifteen minutes or so. I took a quick cursory glance in the mirror in front of me on the counter and as my mind was on the “stalker”, I was unaware of how I was mindlessly applying various make-up products and frankly I scared myself when I glanced over into the mirror! Immediately I began removing the extra eyebrow I had applied, then onto the layers of mascara on my eyelashes which had somehow joined my cheeks?! I had tested so many shades of lipsticks that the last application resulted in a deeeeep shade of purple, resembling Morticia. YIKES!!

By the time I had literally scrubbed my face to a bright apple-red, I was asked politely by the floor attendant if I was alright. Lovely lady! As I was franticly cleaning up the pile of Kleenex, lotions, creams, etc., I was certain I had an audience…not a big one, just one or two. Darn!!

I took one more glance in the mirror at the fading Morticia and gathered my personal belongings. I was just about to pull an Elvis when I felt a gentle tap on my shoulder, followed by an “Excuse me, but I believe I know you.”  I turned around and saw my stalker…FACE-TO-FACE (ugh!)  once more. Oh brother!

Turns out, this was my first true love  (I had several) from 9th grade in high school and of course he didn’t even know I was alive back then. I’m still wondering how he could have possibly recognized me – must have been Morticia he recognized. Either way, we chatted for a few minutes and then once again parted ways…for another 50 years, hopefully. Oh, I’d love to be a little hovering, mind-reading Bumble Bee, as I watched him through my blurry irritated eyes until he was out of sight. I can only imagine what he was thinking. Well I say, serves him right! He had over fifty years to notice me, but NO, it had to be today!! Did I say “serves him right?!”

Hers’s what I really think, my friends:

Love yourself, warts and all and believe in yourself because God doesn’t make mistakes! The depth of his Love and Grace is incomprehensible!

“If God is for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31

My prayer for us all this week is that we will all embrace the love of our heavenly Father, thank Him for the miracle of us, and remember no mater what, He loves us, unconditionally!  Amen!

LIFE – I LOVE IT!! BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,

Margaret

My spiritual thriller, “That Melvin Bray”, is available on Amazon

 

 

Labor Day – A Very Special Day!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Welcome to my Monday Blog, everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend and holiday! It’s a great time to reflect also.

May each of us continue to respect and treasure all the greatness our hard work and labor-of-love have bestowed upon us throughout our heritage! Let us all continue to honor and respect the need to remain diligent and grateful for the drive to succeed in this effort for our beloved United States of America …”one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

This week, let us all pray for our Country and for one another. Amen!

May God Bless us and God Bless America!!

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!

I love you,

Margaret

My novel, the spiritual thriller, “That Melvin Bray”, is available on Amazon;