Author Margaret McBride

Image-1 (51)Wednesday March 18, 2020

Forgive me all, I’m a little late this week! It’s not Monday, but Wednesday’s better than not at all, right? I’ve sat here quite a while now, searching my heart for some wisdom I might share with you all about this hard-to-believe Corona-virus health situation we’re all now facing.  Then it hit me and I thought, “what are you thinking, this is IMPOSSIBLE, there’s nothing YOU can do about it, but I remembered…Impossible Is Where God Starts!”

Then I sat back in my chair, pondering and praying. Then I felt led to simply share some Bible scripture we all my embrace and never forget, especially in times like these!

“But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26

“For nothing will be impossible with God.”  – Luke 1:37

” ‘Ah, Lord God!…

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Tootin’ Your Own Horn!!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Welcome to my Monday Blog, dear Friends!  I’m off to a roaring start!

Hope your weekend was filled with Love, Joy and Peace. I was blessed with all three and have a testimony to share with you on this new Monday. Frankly, I’m a little hesitant to admit this, but I know I’m supposed to because I need to be more humble. Period.

I’ve been blogging and sharing my faith in God for many years now and alot of you have read   my book about the power of forgiveness and know it was originally the impetus for this Blog in the first place; however, as the Monday mornings have continued to pass, week after week, month after month, year after year, I began to realize that this road most definitely less-traveled by me, had become precisely where God wanted me to be at this time in my life. So here I am today, living my gift of life with such gusto, that sometimes I have to pinch myself as a reminder of His incomparable Love and Power once we get out of His Divine way and allow Him to work in our lives.

“For we are His workmanship, in Christ Jesus for good works.” – Eph. 2:10 

Some time waaaaay back, my Mother told me to “always keep God first in my life because He was going to make something great out of me!”  I think I was only about five years old, but that was obviously the #1 best piece of advice that awesome woman of God ever gave me! Now, honestly, I have not always followed His righteous path; however, I have always known I belonged to Him  and for that reason alone, He’s always willing to pick me up and set me back on His righteous path. Hallelujah!

God has favored me in literally so many profound  ways, that He has proven His undying love for me over and over again. Gosh, I’d have to be a total Robot to turn my heart in any direction but His!

Am I tootin’ my own horn? You betcha!! Am I roarin’ like a lion? Tryin’ to!!

My prayer for us all this week is that we’ll step back and take a long mental look at all the gifts God has bestowed upon us, and when we start getting the big head, thinking “I made all that happen” is when we must look in the mirror and see the face of Jesus Christ, our Savior…because He made all that possible for us… not we, but He.

Let’s  all love one another and let us be kind and forgiving to one another – Who are we not to forgive as Jesus forgives us?

God is Good! God is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,


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Author Margaret McBride

Monday, March 2, 2020

Welcome to my Monday Blog, Everyone!!

Thanks so much for visiting me here each week! Feel free to leave a comment – I do love hearing from you all.

You know, sometimes when our paths get heavy-laden, dreary, and everyday seems like a rainy Monday coming down, do you ever consider quitting? You know, like, “I’m done here, it’s over, arrivederci, sayonara, maybe Tomorrow, Annie.”

Of course—we all have! Sometimes the dragon wins the battle, but not necessarily the war!  I choose to believe that is the precise moment we realize what we’re made of. Are we cowards or courageous!? Which is it? None of us is immune to the dragon. He comes in many forms—to slay us, our hopes and our dreams.

Between you and me, I choose to fight that dragon till there’s no fight left in me, and there’s no one better to fight my…

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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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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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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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