Look to God as Your Anchor

It sure is a windy night in Pittsburgh tonight, and it got me thinking about how the elements like the wind can bring about such differing emotions. It can invoke fear if there may be a chance for trees to blow over. It can cause worry if there is any possibility that...

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Concentrate on God Today

"Concentrate on God today and let the rest just fade away." is what came to mind after a not so great start to my day. A reminder from above of what today is - Good Friday - a day of reflection. Reflection as we think of the pain Jesus endured on the cross, the...

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GEMS Shining Light in the Darkness!

I know it seems dark around us right now beautiful GEMS, but we shared on Friday (check out the GEMS After Dark video) about being the light in the darkness. Then we prayed together in unity for God's mercy, love, peace and healing power to fall upon each other, our...

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Promise of Protection and Peace to Shine Brighter

With the COVID-19 impacting so much around us and growing daily, it can manifest anxiety and worry in us all. I was reflecting on one of my favorite scriptures that brings me comfort - Psalm 91, which is all about God's protection and is a Psalm my mom would read over...

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Healing From the Inside Out to Shine!

As I prepare for my upcoming surgery that I am calling my colon tuck (oh so very different than the post children tummy tuck I have always wanted…life is funny like that), God is revealing to me more and more the correlation between the mental and the physical aspects...

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Is Your Airplane Balanced for Take-Off?

 Living the High Life and Helping Things Stay in Balance!On a recent flight, I was asked to move up from my current seat to “balance” the plane off. Well to be honest, I wasn’t the first choice (as us Jan Brady’s - Google Brady Bunch for reference if you are under 35...

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A True Christmas Story

“You’ll shoot your eye out!” Ralphie’s mom yells.  Ralphie sighs as he has just revealed his biggest gift wish for Christmas - a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas, much to his mom’s trepidation.  A classic line from a movie “A Christmas Story” that has over the years...

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Shift Your Focus to Shine

Happy over the hump day beautiful gems. If your having a difficult day or week or month or lifetime (feels that way sometimes), shift your focus onto something beautiful in your life that you cherish and love. I’m taking my beautiful granddaughter Ella’s picture with...

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Celebrate You Today and Always!

In honor of International Women's Day, I want to recognize each of you amazing, beautiful GEMS and remind you to never let anything or anyone keep you from shining!  You were each created out of love to be love - made with beauty and made with strength.  As girls and...

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