Life After New Year’s Eve (original post Jan. 18, 2016)

OK, so we’ve made it to 2016! January is more than half over…How are those New Year’s resolutions holding up? I have found that 95% of my resolutions, though intended to bring about better health or productivity, are focused on

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Displaced or Placed This Christmas? (original post Dec. 25, 2015)

During Christmas time, I have skated at Rockefeller Center, I sang and danced on stage with Mickey Mouse, soloed in the Magic Kingdom parade, opened presents under a Hawaiian Christmas tree, and I rang in the New Year from Niagara Falls

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Famously Joyous Gal

Joy has been with me my entire life…she gave birth to me, named me Jennifer Joy McGill, was sitting across from me the moment she entered heaven, and I carry her in my heart everywhere I go.  My mother was

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Beyond Your Hot Mess

Can you see beyond your hot mess?!  To be glorified, to have joy, to live a good life…what does that mean to you?  The world sees glory as fame and fortune, joy as happiness, and a good life as anything more than just surviving

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Maturity In Weakness

I am known for appearing strong and independent, and the world gives this reputation a big hooray!  My not-so-secret secret is that my greatest strength has nothing to do with being self sufficient…I entrust my weaknesses to Jesus!  When I acknowledge this

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To Unplug Or Not to Unplug?

Do you struggle with finding quiet time?  Maybe you don’t even like quiet time, like me!  I find it hard to truly “unplug” and spend quality time in silence, which I know would make it easier for me to connect with God.

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Swimmin’ The Swells

(originally posted Jan. 4, 2013 ~Plus Size Thought) (edited June 10, 2014) SWELL: a long wave or series of waves in the ocean that move continuously without breaking. Example: “The swells caused the swimmers to rise and fall during the

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