Monthly Archives: November 2017

Turkey and Love!!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Greetings, my dear friends and welcome to my Monday Blog!

How was your Thanksgiving?! Well, I don’t know about you guys, but I’m still feeling a little like one of those stuffed Butterball Turkeys…plus, I’m certain I heard myself utter “gobble-gobble” a few times before I left the table. What a real blessing that day was with family, friends, fun, and the foooood!! We were all so blessed and we were and still are most grateful for all our incredible blessings on our most celebrated Family Day!

“Count your many Blessings, Name them one by one.                                                                             Count your many Blessings and See what God has done.” Amen.                                                                                                                                         

Each year after Thanksgiving, I hold onto those  wonderful feelings…the stories, the laughter, the jokes and the pure JOY we all shared, for as long as possible. One of the reasons I’m certain I do that is because it helps me to stay humble and charitable towards others by reminding me of how fortunate I am.  I know that true humility is not thinking less of ourselves, but thinking of ourselves less.  This is a good thing and here are a few other little tidbits of humility for us all to embrace before next Thanksgiving:

*“Pass over the mistakes of others”

*”Be kind and gentle even under provocation”

*”To speak as little as possible of one’s self

*”Avoid the need to always be right” 

*”Accept contradictions and correction cheerfully”

*”Avoid curiosity”

*”Never stand on one’s dignity

And last but certainly important to consider…“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is heathy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”   – Gandhi

Amen, my friends. Amen!

This week, let’s all remember to count our blessings…ONE BY ONE and, as we get into the glorious Christmas season, let’s also think about what we might do for someone in need, less fortunate than us. How may we be good stewards and express our love in some way? We never know how even the smallest gesture of kindness may help another dear soul in need. We also should keep in mind that it’s possible we, ourselves, may need a helping hand one day; it’s true.  We must remember that Christmas is the season of LOVE and the true reason for the season is all about our Savior, Jesus Christ. As we are celebrating His holy birth, we know that Jesus is all about “FAITH, HOPE and LOVE; these three things will last forever, but the greatest of these is LOVE.”  – 1 Corinthians 13:13

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

I love you,

Margaret

*Thank You to Mother Teresa (Saint Teresa), for her pure heart, courage and divine wisdom.

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

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Thanksgiving Day!!

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November 20, 2017

Welcome to my Monday Blog, my dear Friends!!

This week we celebrate one of our most beloved holidays in this great country of ours – Thanksgiving Day!! Oh, what wonderful memories I have of this special occasion with family and friends! As this Thanksgiving draws near, it’s the perfect time to consider all our blessings and the incredible gifts our Savior has bestowed upon us.

We have four days to revisit this past year and embrace in our own individual ways, the many blessings we have received from our heavenly Father. Even many of our “unanswered” prayers have by now most likely, shown us that they too, are blessings. He always knows what’s best for us, doesn’t He? I’m most thankful for that!!

May we all be mindful of every single one of our gifts and humble ourselves in His sight. He sees all, He knows all and He blesses all. Amen!!

Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Lord, so often times, as any other day, When we sit down to our meal and pray,

We hurry along and make fast the blessing, Thanks , amen, Now please pass the dressing.

We’re slaves to the ol factory overload, We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold. 

But Lord, I’d like to take a few minutes more, To really give thanks to what I’m thankful for.

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed, My friends , my freedom, a roof over my head,

I’m thankful right now to be surrounded by those, Whose lives touch me more than they’ll ever possibly know, 

Thankful Lord, that You’ve blessed me beyond measure, Thankful that in my heart lives life’s greatest treasure,

Dear Jesus, resides in that place, And I’m ever so grateful for Your unending grace.

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You’ve provided,

And bless each and every person invited. 

THANK YOU!

Amen!

Let us remember,  “when we pray within His will, in the authority of Jesus, persistently, unselfishly, and in faith, we will receive what we need.”  – 2 Corinthians 12:7  

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! always!!!    

I love you,

Margaret

A special “Thank You”, to Scott Wesemann for his gracious Thanksgiving Prayer.

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

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When The World I Bid Adieu…

Monday, November 13, 2017

Welcome to my Monday Blog dear friends and Blessings to all of you!!

Today, I’m honoring the memory of a wonderful man and friend. He left on his Holy journey to Heaven on October 28th.  It’s taken me this long to get my heart and thoughts together, as  he was loved by so many, including my family and me. I’m sharing a profoundly beautiful poem which captures his attitude to a tee…

“I would rather have a little rose From the garden of a friend,

Than have the choicest flowers When my stay on earth shall end.

 I would rather have the kindest words And a smile I can see,

Than flattery when my heart is still And this life ceased to be.

I would rather have a loving smile From the friends I know are true,

Than tears shed around my casket WHEN THE WORLD I BID ADIEU.” 

In honor of my friend, loved one and just your basic, awesomely wonderful human being, AUGUST “AUGIE ” CHARLES BERING IV – August 10, 1942 – October 28, 2017

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.”  – 2 Timothy 4:7-8

“Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” – Isaiah 40:31

There is a huge hole left in the hearts of all those who knew and loved Augie; however, the beautiful memory he has left us with and the comforting knowledge that he devoutly loved our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will live on in the hearts of so many, for many years to come.

Augie Bering was a good man. Amen!

Thank you, Augie. I love you and until we meet again, may you rest in peace my dear Friend.

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

I love you,

Margaret

 

 

I Never Knew You

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Welcome to my Blog, my friends. A special hello to those of you who are visiting for the first time today. I love it when I see new followers and feel especially blessed when I have visitors from other countries! Please know I cherish all of you and all of you are in my prayers – I hope you’ll keep me in yours.

I have a little test for us all today. This test has only two questions, but they’re really BIG:

QUESTION #1: Do you know Jesus?

QUESTION #2: What are the four saddest words in all of scripture?

I’ll share my answers with you right now:

#1: YES, I know Jesus.

#2: “I never knew you.” – Matthew 7:23

If you know Jesus and have pledged the Life He gave to you, to His heavenly Father, then Amen & Hallelujah!! It not, then I encourage you to make a change in your Life. As long as God keeps waking you up, He’s not done with you yet, but it you don’t know Him, the day may come when you could hear the four saddest words in the scripture: I never knew you.”

Most of you who follow my Blog, know I prefer not to preach. I do, however, make suggestions based on my devout faith, trust and love for my Savior, Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, and Jesus is very clear about how we get to heaven:

Jesus answered, “I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”  —John 14:6

You know, sometimes there’s no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometime it’s now or never. If you don’t know Jesus, but want to know Jesus, then ask someone who does. Believe me, we’re all over the place, just waiting to talk about Jesus. He delights in us when we do that and it gives us a chance to shine for Him — It’s the very least we can do for Him. Let’s face it, Jesus gave His life for us.

This week, let us Christians all pray for those who do not know our Savior and for God’s holy will in our lives; that we will be still, hush and listen for His guidance…then, have the courage to follow His Word. Amen!

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

I love You,

Margaret

P.S.  If you’re determined to win, no one can stop you. Jesus is the greatest example of that, of all time. Jesus is our awesome Lord. Thank you, Jesus!

NOTE:  My novel, “That Melvin Bray”, a spiritual thriller about love, hate and forgiveness is available on Amazon:

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