Inspiration, Keepin' It Real, Living With Gusto

Better Than Jesus?

Did the title grab your attention? Well, what I read the other day in John 7 sure stopped me in my tracks! Let me know if it does you.  Jesus was speaking truth to a crowd of people, a common occurrence during his short lifetime here on earth. He made the (quite audacious) comment that… Continue reading Better Than Jesus?

Living With Gusto, Mimi's Messages

Tell Your Story!

    Tell your story! Seriously, once you share the hard stuff, several things happen:* it's not as devastating because it's no longer hidden* you actually "hear" it as told to someone else and often make more sense of it* your story helps someone* you take away the paralyzing power of what happened to you,… Continue reading Tell Your Story!

Inspiration, Words To Help

Onion Layers

 So I saw this meme on the internet, and thought I'd comment about it. And then God begins to peel the layers off and heal in between each so that your heart can once again love and receive love.  It's a real process, for sure. It takes time--for me, several decades. It's not a pleasant… Continue reading Onion Layers

Inspiration, Keepin' It Real, Living With Gusto

Ever Feel Like You don’t Belong?

  Most of my life I have felt left out, looked over, and that I didn’t really fit in or belong. Some of this was because I moved so many times during my school years. I was always trying to fit into a new crowd of people who already had their cliques. And I was… Continue reading Ever Feel Like You don’t Belong?

Living With Gusto

Stay Close to the Shepherd

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.  And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”  John 10:27-28 I love this so much! If we are a follower of Jesus and have a relationship with him,… Continue reading Stay Close to the Shepherd

Keepin' It Real, Living With Gusto

Nope!

“In all things give thanks.” There is a reason the scripture instructs us to live like this. Do you know that negativity can’t live (lodge) in a thankful heart? I had a conversation the other day with a young woman who said something interesting. She said that for some people negativity is all they know.… Continue reading Nope!

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Whooeee!

I'm just so PROUD of us!Some of you may have wondered if you'd make it through 2020 with your sanity intact. (Mine is still a bit questionable, lol.)But your spirit is resilient and like I've told you, you are amazing my friend!Give yourself grace, darlings. It ain't over yet. But for sho 'nuff you have… Continue reading Whooeee!

Living With Gusto, Mimi's Messages

Come Sing For JOY!

Have you ever shouted for sheer joy in church?Celebrated God?Burst with thankfulness? If not, we should. He is worthy of more celebration than a touchdown by your favorite team. It's no shock that I can get a bit loud in church-lol. I just can't contain my joy in who God is and what He has… Continue reading Come Sing For JOY!

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You Can Choose to Start Anew

So here we are...a new year, a new beginning. Many of us are worn out. Some of us had too much to bear in 2020. Some of us actually had some really good stuff happen this past year. However you feel, just know that you do have choices. It may not feel like it, but… Continue reading You Can Choose to Start Anew

Living With Gusto, Words To Help

Calendars Are Here!

A little late, but here are my new calendar designs. I have two sizes available. These calendars are sure to inspire, motivate, and encourage you. We ALL need that, especially after this crazy year! Order early to take advantage of these prices (printer had a sale) and to receive it by Christmas for gifting. To… Continue reading Calendars Are Here!