Meg Morgan HaysSomewhere between the concept of a Yankee, a Southern Belle and a Texan, Meg Hays has spent her life laughing as much as possible throughout her life journey.

Meg can be described as an outgoing, talkative and fun-loving lady, always striving to create a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. On any given day Meg can be found hanging out with neighbors and friends, grilling out by the pool, hosting parties and eating out often so she doesn’t have to cook.

Meg is the youngest of four girls and was in the first graduation class of the University of Memphis once they changed their name from Memphis State. Even after 20 plus years, she still struggles with calling her alma mater by its new name.

Her degree is in Journalism and she has used her talents to write for a newspaper, create marketing materials, freelance for real estate agents, write copy for social media and write her own blog – God’s Encouragement by Meg (GEM) – every week at

Besides writing poems, articles, blogs and songs, Meg is one of the lead singers in the band of her church’s contemporary service. She also sang in a Christian band for several years before she and her husband started their family.

God has given Meg the “gift of gab” and a talent to write and she continues to do her best to use these abilities to help others and promote the Kingdom of God.

Meg lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two sons and shares caretaking responsibilities for her elderly mother with one of her sisters six months out of the year.  She would love to add a yellow Labrador to the family mix, but hasn’t bit the bullet because of the hair that would then fill her home!

How Do I Pray? is Meg’s first book.