All The Other Days

tmb blog some day we will all

Monday, March 4, 2019

Welcome to my Monday Blog, my friends. I’m grateful for your time and hope you’ll be blessed in some way by the time you get to the end of my post! I looove Mondays!!

Today is the first day of the rest of our lives and to paraphrase Snoopy, “on all the other days we do not die”, just what will we do with each first day of the rest of our lives? As I’ve gotten older, I’m more aware of my immortality. I find myself making more “to do” lists than ever! Shoot, frankly, when I refer to my list and some of the absolutely must-do stuff, I feel a bit over-whelmed and ask myself, “what the heck have you been doing all this time?!” Then I’m reminded of some great advice I’ll share with you today:

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.”- Matthew 6:34

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he as said,  ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’.”- Hebrews 13:5

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What have you learned and received and heard and seen in me – practice these things and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

We have many choices my friends and every first day of the rest of our lives can be filled with hope. When we cherish God’s holy words and trust in His promises, not just for today, but for all our days we have left here, our Gift of Life is so much more exciting and fulfilling! WaaaaHoooo!!

My prayer for us all this week is one of faith and hope in Him, so that we are left to live each day with joy, excitement and courage in our hearts and minds. This life is not perfect, but one thing I know to be true above all else, is that He will never forsake us – Never! FAITH in Him is a very big deal.

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

I love you,

Margaret

 

 

Not Today Satan!

tmb blog there is a place for negativity

Monday, February 25, 2019

Happy Monday and welcome to my Monday Blog, my friends!

Hope all are well and ready for a new week of…whatever you need! I’m reminded of several years back when I worked in a sales office and Monday mornings were reserved for sales meetings. We started off each meeting by going around the table and each of us had the opportunity to discuss whatever we needed, but mostly negative comments were spoken. There was this one fella though, who wore a distinct and sincere, big smile, who had the same response every single Monday: “Just damn glad to be here!”  Would you believe that after many Mondays to follow, over half the sales staff changed their negative comments to anything but! I can honestly say that one positive person, among over twenty-five, changed the vibe around that whole company! As they say in some circles, “It was a beautiful thing!”

This reflection reminds me of how Satan works. Satan loves ruining our day – One day at a time, too! Our suffering is his delight. Don’t let him in. Ignore him. He’s the great slanderer, demon, adversary and a major spoiler!! Hey, he can spoil more than one day, too. He can ruin your entire life and that’s his objective! Ya know, he can’t come into your life unless you let him.  Not today Satan, not tomorrow, not ever!!

My prayer for us all this week is that we’ll be conscious of this possibility – and diligently stay on guard – don’t fall for his dirty tricks and negativity! He’ll promise you the moon and give you hell, literally! He’ll let you down every single time. He never keeps his end of the bargain. He brings heartaches, nothing but heartaches!

Here’s a sure-fire way to be safe: ask Jesus to come into your heart and protect you from all harm and evil. He will too, because He truly loves you – He died for you. That pretty much says it all.

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

I love you,

Margaret

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

 

 

Longevity

February 18, 2019

It’s Monday, so welcome to my Monday Blog, dear friends! Every now and then I post a truly heartfelt “Thank You” to various countries who have been with me here each week for over five years, as well as recent new-comers. My beloved USA holds the #1 spot, followed by the Philippines, Canada, India, Untied Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR China, Australia, South Africa, Romania, Ireland, Dominican Republic, Italy and Germany. While I’m blessed with so many more, today I celebrate my loyal alumni, as we add several newbies! THANK YOU to you all, may I never disappoint you and may you be blessed in abundance!

So what’s the real goal here on Earth? Could it be as simple as “longevity?  

I’ve heard the following more than once from various “senior”  friends of mine: “The goal of life is to die young as late as possible.” 

Frankly, I rather like that idea and would add this little tidbit:  “and to live each day as if it is your last.”  I believe if one lives a life truly based on faith, hope and charity, the longevity part could be simply awesome!

We take care of ourselves which involves our body, aka Temple. Our temple houses our hearts and minds. In this heart and mind mix, comes emotion. It’s most wise to nurture all in healthy ways if we want to experience true longevity.  Oh, and what about our souls? Our souls are the intangible part of our being that God is most concerned with when it comes to longevity… in Eternity. For this one paramount reason, we must get our hearts, minds and emotions  “right” as in…spiritually RIGHT WITH GOD.

The bottom line is that we human beings are physical, emotional and spiritual. We know how to nurture our physical bodies, even our emotional sides, so how do we nurture our souls, the spiritual part of our being?  

It is God’s way to heal our emotions by working through our spirits rather than adjusting our circumstances. He wants our emotional stability to be based on our spiritual relationship with Him…therefore, this will require a spiritual relationship with Him… 

“I want to know Christ -yes, to know the power of his resurrection  and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.” -Phil- 3:10

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing, perfect will.” – Romans 12:2  

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Seek me and find me when you seek me with all you heart.” – Jeremiah 29:11-13

My prayer for us all this week is that we will seek the Lord and invite Him into our hearts as a renewal of our gratitude to Him, for His undying love, patience and forgiveness…and pray for just a glimpse of His power, as we commit to Him just how serious we are about our Eternity with Him. Amen!

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

I love you,

Margaret

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

Being #1

tmb blog who did you notice more

Monday, February 11, 2019

Hello and welcome to my Monday Blog, dear Ones! Thank you for your time today and I hope you’ll continue to visit with me here each week. I especially appreciate your comments and most of all, your prayers. Thank You!!

When I found this image above, I was immediately reminded of “The Golden Rule – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  My first impression, as I looked at the “Lone Ranger” above, down there all by himself, was one of sadness…as if he had been cast out by all the others.  Then I began to ponder the possibility that the little fella may be just fine and that just maybe, he’s trying to make an impression on all the others. Then I asked myself, “is it possible he’s right and all the rest of the flock are wrong?” 

Well, sure it’s possible and as a matter of fact, that scenario has been proven before by many, certainly! As Christians, we know the challenge Jesus Christ faced. He and the twelve disciples had their Life’s work cut-out for them to teach the rest of the world all about #1.

Being #1 or working for #1 can be a very lonely job sometimes and I believe we can all relate to how this feels. Regardless of the specific situation, we’ve all experienced the  “am I the only one here who sees the light?”, syndrome.

Walking our talk, discerning right from wrong, setting an example, believing in the light at the end of the tunnel…all this and more, is what it takes to live a full and yes…happy life! I, for one, believe “happy ” is a very good thing in our Gift of Life!

Sometimes, it may require standing alone, out in a crowd…like the little bird on the wire, to be #1. This takes a great deal of faith, courage, awareness and humility. Have we got what it takes to live the kind of life we can be proud of, knowing we were #1 in someone else’s Gift of Life –  That we did our best to be a light for others?

Being #1 for the right reasons is not always the most popular path to take …one may feel like the little bird on the wire…standing up there all by himself – Him against the world. Have we got what it takes? The rewards are endless. We can only imagine!!

This week, my prayer for us all is that we will simply do our best, regardless of where we are, what we’re doing or who we’re with.  Amen!

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

I love you,

Margaret

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

The True Ugly Truth

tmb blog Mary and baby Jesus image

Monday, February 2, 2019

Welcome, my Friends! I hope your weekend was one of Joy. If you’re suffering, for any reason, know that you are in my  prayers and please keep me in yours. Thank you for visiting here today and know how much I appreciate you!

For several weeks now, I’ve been so troubled about the future of our unborn babies that I can’t seem to get it off my heart. Every day that passes seems to draw us closer to new laws that are simply unconscionable.  Truly, I fear we’re headed to a place of no return and we will all pay a very high price – one like no other we’ve ever known in this, our beloved America The Beautiful – it’ll look more like,  America The Murderers!!

Seriously…just who do we think we are, anyway? What has happened to us!?  We all know that as time moves on and we progress, Life will certainly change and hopefully for the better in all situations; however, there are some immutable laws and for the life of me, I thought killing unborn babies was one of them – “thou shalt not kill” except in the most dire situations, for both the mother and the unborn.

*”The state of New York has legalized full-term abortion and Virginia is now considering a bill reportedly allowing infanticide or the killing of a newborn.

Moral outrage against abortion ought to be the same, regardless of the baby’s state of development. If an unborn baby is 40 weeks, 1 week, or even moments old at conception, there is no distinction in the inherent, God-Given value of the unborn child.

A culture of death denies the sanctity, dignity, and personal humanity of the unborn. All human beings are persons, but an anti-Christ mindset draws an arbitrary distinction between what it means to be human and a person. They wrongfully claim the unborn is not a person, and therefore, conclude abortion is moral. In their pride, they elevate their personal worth above the unborn. They deny the very existence of humanity they once held when they were to be born.”

tmb blog fetal growth

This past weekend, I was so blessed to be part of a home birth. Actually this was the fourth home birth I’ve attended. My daughter has three awesome children (my grandchildren) and all were born at home.

Simply put, there’s no other joy on God’s Earth (for me, anyway) that has filled my heart the way it did as I experienced these tiny heavenly souls being born. I simply cannot describe it because mere words can’t do it justice! Now, I realize one doesn’t have to witness the incredible sight of an unborn baby being born to appreciate and honor it; however, after one has, as I have, it’s so unconscionable to me to realize and accept that our beloved USA has progressed ourselves into nothing less than a bunch of murdering MONSTERS!! I ask you…what’s next? Cannibalism?! Don’t laugh, I’m quite serious.

It was but a few months ago that I was reading about a woman who was about 7 months pregnant. Her husband was away on business and that night a thief entered her home and killed her and her baby could not be saved. Mommy and baby died. The thief went to trial. He was found guilty on two counts of murder.

So now it seems we’ve come so “far” in our human growth that we’re actually traveling backwards in time to a place where the crime of MURDER was legal…in our case it will be “as long as it’s either an unborn or born human baby.”

But hey! What about “SAVE THE WHALES”?  I’m pretty sure that worked for them and still does. Give me a break!!

This week, my prayer for all of us is that we will begin a prayer of vigilance – realizing that we must stand together and on God’s holy word. We’re now living in such a God-bashing time, that so many are dancing with the devil and have no fear of consequences for their depraved hearts. May God have mercy on their souls. We, however, may not rest! Pray a prayer of vigilance, without ceasing, to Him on High…for His Will to be done in our lives to His joy. Amen!

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,

Margaret

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BABY CHANGES EVERYTHING

Monday, January 28, 2019

Welcome to my Monday Blog – a day late, my friends! You know I’m so grateful for your time, comments and support.  And now I’ll share a little story with you as to why I’m a day late with this blog:

First, Satan had a short victory over me yesterday. As you know, I blog on Mondays. Many of you also 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 was having no part of it and caused one break down after another…(except for me of course!).

I continued on and remedied each problem as it popped up. No matter what I did though, another problem presented itself. After about an hour, I knew exactly what the problem was and it had zip to do with “technical” nor “operator error”. After about three hours of this evil insanity, I had finished. Done and Hallelujah! I was very pleased with myself and now all I had to do at that point was to hit “PUBLISH”; however, before I could,  at that moment, my entire screen went BLACK!I No problem, I thought, since my system is set up to automatically SAVE my work, I would simply bring it back up from DRAFT. Since the issue was Satan-driven however, I quickly found out that there was no “saved in draft” for this particular Blog topic. Reeeally, now!

I was quite aggravated at this point and remembered I had another appointment and  had to leave. Since I would not return until after dinner, I planned to revisit this blog issue today. I may have lost that battle but certainly not the War. As I left my office I said to Satan, “You haven’t stopped me, you’ve only slowed me down, but I’ll be back tomorrow!”

Today is Tuesday and I’m back. Well now, here we go again my friends and yep, once again, the devil’s doing his damnedest to stop me, but I’m committed and hell will freeze over before I stop again. I WILL post this Blog today! I’m back with a vengeance of my own…an eagerness to right his menacing wrongs. YAY JESUS!! YAY me!

Let’s try this again…

Before you read this, please take another look at my IMAGE for today’s Blog. Below is an opinion I share, from two Christians, hard at work for the Lord and this is an excerpt from an article they wrote, in response to the recent passage of the new abortion laws in the state of New York:

***********

“As time goes on, I’ve noticed that the title and the power of the person that the devil uses gets smaller while God’s Miracles get BIGGER, so I can’t wait to see what happens next…

YOUR FAITH SHOULD NEVER BE LESS THAN YOUR LAST MIRACLE!

In the time of Moses, the Pharaoh, being operated by Satan, was afraid of being taken over by his slaves and ordered all male infants killed; in return God spared Moses and sent him to deliver His people out of Egypt.

At the birth of Jesus, Satan used a King who was scared because he heard that there was to be a Messiah who  would save his people and become King of the Jews. So this King ordered the babe be searched out and brought to him, but God gave three wise men discernment and Jesus Christ lived and thus gave His own life to SAVE the world and all who would receive Him.

Now, Satan is out of tricks and he is trying to repeat history with a couple of little puppets we call Governors and Senators, to make sure we spill enough innocent blood that God’s army will not increase in numbers; however, I believe the Miracle that God will perform next will be OUT OF THIS WORLD! I’m ready and looking up!” 

I pray my words may be a flame lit by God’s hand that spreads like wildfire in this dry and barren land…”   – Michaela and Lee Wilkins

************

After I read this, I was profoundly moved to share it with all of you and I would put it to you like this:

Regardless of one’s faith, where is the humanity in taking the life of an innocent, unborn child? An innocent unborn BABY!!

With all the alternatives and opportunities available to one in the present time  in which we live, abortion should be the last alternative.

 As a Mother, I literally shudder when I think of living my life without my two children. They have brought me such Joy (and not even to mention my five grandchildren in the mix), and I have no doubts whatsoever, that they are my two most precious gifts on this earth. As a Christian, I know they’re gifts from God and I’m so grateful, that when I think about these tiny, helpless, unborn babies, it just breaks my heart. I’m hoping you and yours will search your own hearts and if nothing else, please pray for a better solution for these helpless innocent babies.

Let us not ever forget: One unplanned pregnancy saved us all…!

This week, to all my Believers, let us all pray specifically and diligently for God to intervene in the horror that is back with a vengeance to besiege our nation in a way we cannot even imagine and may He have mercy on us all. 

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

I love you,

Margaret

PS: There Satan, take that!!  (and Thank You, dear Lord!)

*A special “Thank You”, to Michaela & Lee Wilkins for their faith & love for the Lord. 

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

 

 

 

Do Over!!

tmb WordPress Blog Media File I have started coloring stress cropped

Monday, January 21, 2019

Welcome to my Monday Blog, dear Friends! Thanks for visiting and know that I appreciate each one of you. Please feel free to drop me a line now and then and share some of you with me!

I was just thinking about the fact that we all make mistakes – All of us! We’re human…that’s the reason. No one holds the patent on mistakes. No matter how hard we work, how careful, thoughtful or responsible we are, sometimes we just need a “do over”, right?

I’m pretty sure that today alone, I’ve made at least…let’s see now…OK, at least eleven mistakes…and that was before noon. What have I done about them, you ask?

Well, a few of them were totally harmless and fixable…some were an immediate do-over and some are still in the process of being remedied; however, none of them were earth shattering. I have had days though, where a thoughtless, but honest mistake took more time than I was ready to commit in that moment, to fix, and I put it off. By the time I was ready to “fix it” it was a bit more “costly” than I was prepared for and nothing to do with money. This was one of those human errors that I failed to react to in a way that my actions (or lack of) would not be misinterpreted.

In my busyness, I was only thinking of myself and had not considered the fact that my actions or lack of, at that specific time, could have caused pain to another. When I was made aware of this, my first thought was DO OVER!! I picked up the phone, sincerely humbled myself and ask for forgiveness for my thoughtless behavior. That’s all it took. Of course, I hadn’t even realized my behavior was thoughtless; however, it was perceived as thoughtless. I couldn’t take that because it hurt my heart to think that I had hurt someone’s feeling over “nothing.”

Intentional or unintentional, when we’re the cause of someone’s pain, we must take a do-over and make it right…apologize, ask for forgiveness and move on. That’s the right think to do.

“Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many times as seven times?”

Jesus said to him. “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.             -Matthew 18-21-22

This week, my prayer for us all is that we’ll ask our Savior to cause the Him inside us, to be thoughtful in all our actions so that they will not be in any way hurtful or thoughtless to others…and to help us to share a Christ-like personality in all we do. Amen!

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

I love you,

Margaret

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