Hey! It’s Me Again, Margaret!

Monday, September 21, 2020

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve actually sat down here to share a blog with you guys!  As usual, while sitting here staring at my screen, I asked the good Lord what shall I say to all of you today?

As a few minutes have passed now, I feel I simply need to share with you the fact that I’ve missed you all, have kept you in my prayers and hope this Pandemic quarantine has not been too traumatic for you and yours! Specifically though, to any of you who may have had to say “good by” to a loved one or dear friend during this time, please know my heart is filled with  prayers for you especially. May He lift you up in His eternal love and grace, and comfort you.

For me and mine, all’s well and there’ll be noooo complaining! Oh, I can do some complaining, trust me – just ask ole’ Danny Boy. Actually though, for me, this  “quarantine/vacation” has been quite cathartic; however, Dan may not share my sentiments, as I’ve almost driven him crazy! It seems so long ago now,  but this is how I remember it…seems like it all started in March…

Once I realized we were in “lockup”,  I turned into a rabid-esk being…and once I got started,  life at our house, as we knew it quickly changed:  if it didn’t move, I moved it! I’ve spent the last four months rearranging, redesigning, remodeling, removing, replanting, replacing…re…re…re… to the point that we hardly recognize our own home – nothing’s familiar around here anymore and I’m  not even sure I like it!! Poor Dan!

Oh, but hallelujah, Autumn is slowly settling in and we’ve finally been set free, sorta. At least we can go out (donning our masks, of course) and we can stand in our yard and shout out to the neighbors, keeping our safe distance, and even go to the grocery store! Such “pleasures” we take for granted normally, right?

So for now, my  normal pace of “78” has slowed all the way down to the  “33” spot – just skipped over “45” altogether; however, as I sit here sharing with you all, I realize just how out of control Life can become. When we least expect it, we get clobbered with one of those out-of-the-blue situations that are almost too strange to believe.  We have to be ready-to-roll in new  directions without complaining…well, we can complain, but it sure doesn’t help and nobody gives a flip. We have to rise above ourselves, and invoke “The Golden Rule”, immediately! Oh, and then there’s this: “it can always be worse!”

My prayer for us all this week is that we’ll all be diligent in keeping each other in our prayers. Let’s pray especially for those wo are unable to help themselves; the homeless, the sick, the hungry, the lonely. May our heavenly Father have mercy on them and may we extend ourselves to others as He would have us do. Amen!

I love you,


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6 thoughts on “Hey! It’s Me Again, Margaret!

  1. Lynthia Manderson

    Margaret, Welcome back. Your kind words are always a God Send to anyone suffering and especially in the times that we all now face. You are a survivor of life’s unpleasantness and pain, and yet you never forget those who are enduring days of darkness and fear. Thank you for somehow always displaying a shining and loving heart to all of those who cross your path.

    Your love and faith in our Lord never ends and is clearly reflected in your book “That Melvin Bray”. You truly make this world a much better place. May God Bless you and your family. Keep shining and sharing your beautiful heart!

    1. Author Margaret McBride Post author

      💕WOW!! What a beautiful heart YOU have, Lynthia and I’m truly grateful for this awesome post! May You be blessed in ways you cannot even comprehend! May God tend to You in His ways thru His incredible Love & Forgiveness! Remain faithful and watch how He works many Miracles in your gift of Life!

  2. Fay

    It’s good to hear from you. Glad you’ve been resourceful in using your time well. So … how’s that book coming? (LOL) Lockdown hasn’t really changed much for us, since it’s always been hubby and me. I do miss the community events though and fellowshipping with others. My time with the Lord is most special to me, and thankfully the evil of covid from the enemy has turned into even more time spent with my Savior.

    “As for you, it was in your mind to do me evil, but God has given a happy outcome, the salvation of numbers of people, as you see today.” (from Genesis 50:20)

    1. Author Margaret McBride Post author

      Hey there, Miss Fay!!
      As I read your post here to me, I feel I could have written it myself! You and I share so many heart-felt opinions, dear heart, that I can only surmise that our heavenly Father was totally instrumental in our paths crossing a few years ago. I am so grateful to Him, for YOU!! What a profound verse/Genesis you chose above, Fay – Thank you!
      Tell hubby “”Hi” and you two take care of each other. Please keep me & mine in your prayers as we keep Faith, Hope and Charity alive and well, as we continue to face the immediate adversity. GOD is Good, GOD is Great, Always!!


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