Gems is Still Moving Forward!

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

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Scriptures to Bring Comfort

       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...

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Healing From the Inside Out

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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Love Without Limits!

As I was looking at this photo of my beautiful grand daughter Ella when I first got to hold her after she was born, and reflecting on how much I love this baby and how my heart is overflowing (understatement) with joy and love for her and want to spoil her and be with...

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Over the hump days of life we go…

Do you sometimes feel beautiful GEMS like shaking your first and shouting out “Come on! Give me a break!” when one thing after another hits you, your family or someone close to you?  We are reminded daily whether in the news or in our own life circumstances that life...

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Follow Your Heart! (Just guard it first.)

Follow your heart. A saying that we repeat often in life.  Understanding the balance of loving yourself first and then others, can help us to receive truth and freedom of who we were truly created to be. Since God is love, and we were created out of His love to...

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