Are you working hard to do everything “right” in your spiritual life, and feeling like you just can’t? Let me tell you, I’ve been there! And it’s actually a good place to be because it teaches us to be dependent on God. We can’t get this right on our own. I know I can’t. We may … Read More about Ask Susan: Being Totally Dependent on God
Are you thinking about Christmas gifts for kids–and how many to buy this year? Let me encourage you: don’t give them everything on their wish list! I grew up the eldest of four kids. We had plenty, but there was not a lot of excess. My parents were very careful with their finances. Christmas was … Read More about Don’t Give Them Everything They Want
Do you feel it already — the holiday stress? Christmas can be overwhelming, can’t it? I’d love to help you find ways to make the holidays less stressful this year! In this video, I’m giving you three quick tips that will help you do just that. (Plus, I’ve got a Christmas gift for you! Watch … Read More about Ask Susan: How to Get Ahead of Holiday Stress
This week we celebrate Thanksgiving. A day set aside for us to be thankful. It’s part of our history. It’s a tradition. It’s also a time for family gatherings. But most of all it’s a time to reflect on God’s goodness to us. However, it shouldn’t just be one day. We ought to be thankful … Read More about Why is it so hard to be thankful?
Today I’m taking a question from my friend Ashley who’s asking about sibling rivalry. She’d love for her kids to have strong friendships that last a lifetime, so what can she do now to lay the foundation for that? I can promise you, if you have more than one child, you will deal with this. … Read More about Ask Susan: What to Do About Sibling Rivalry
It’s the season! I’d love to give you some simple tips for faithfully navigating the holidays. Your head is likely spinning with preparations: shopping, cooking, invitations, fundraisers, holiday cards and parties. And this is above and beyond the regular stuff on your plate: sports teams, concerts, work deadlines, school projects. (And does your child have … Read More about Navigating the Holidays with Parents, In-laws and Children
You’ve heard of the joys of motherhood? Today we’re talking about motherhood frustration. Motherhood is one of my great joys, for sure, but there’s no denying that it’s one of the most challenging things you can do. And boy, when the kids were small, it could be frustrating. In this video I’m answering a question … Read More about My Biggest Frustration as a Mom (and What I Did About It)
Have you ever found yourself thinking, “No one knows, no one cares, no one really understands, no one appreciates…”? Or, “I feel so alone. Is there is anyone who really ‘gets’ me?” Each of us longs to be known and understood. Often when our longing isn’t met, we begin to blame others. We might blame … Read More about Is There Anyone who Really Understands?