Just Plain Margaret

Thank you ALL for 5 Great Years!! Love, Margaret

Author Margaret McBride

Happy Monday, my Friends!

So this is my first Blog of the New Year. I’ll use it as I have in the past, as an introduction to me, Margaret McBride, aka, “The Great Pretender”. Many of you know all about me; however, newcomers to my Blog arrive almost daily, so indulge me when I repeat myself. By the way, it gives me great pleasure to be here in this very moment sharing my heart and thoughts with all of you, as we begin our sixth year together. May we all be blessed in the ways only He can in this New Year!

Who is Margaret McBride, anyway?

The “Great Pretender”, that’s who! At least that’s what I’ve finally come up with to describe myself in my book, after sixty+ years of walking this Earth; however, a couple of years ago I changed that to my new handle—”Just Plain Margaret”. Since…

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A BABY CHANGES EVERYTHING!!

Author Margaret McBride

Monday, December 16, 2019

Welcome to my Monday Blog my friends! You know I’m so grateful for your time, comments and support.  And now I’ll share a little story with you.

First, today’s Blog is a subject I embraced over a year ago and in honor of the birth of Jesus, I’m relogging this topic today from last year.

“Now, many of you know that I take my topics seriously and pray about each one on Monday mornings. I do very little preparation as I do my best to remain open to the Lord’s Divine Will in what I post on my blog each week and  yesterday was no different; however, once I was certain of my topic, I began to do some research and all hell broke lose!

I knew immediately what was happening – Satan did not want me to follow God’s Will. No matter what I did, Satan…

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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: