Do you feel in need of a new vision for Christmas this year? Sometimes I’ve felt that way in the past — it’s the same thing, year after year; the same story, the same celebrations. Sometimes we need to pray for God to show us new things through the Christmas story. One year, God answered … Read More about Ask Susan: A New Vision for Your Christmas
Are you looking for gift ideas this Christmas season? I wanted to share some recommendations. Hoping this helps you find just the right gift for someone in your life! Gifts don’t have to be expensive to be meaningful! I love to give books that I’ve enjoyed. I’ve got a list of those for you, plus … Read More about Affordable Gifts to Delight and Encourage Your Loved Ones
Five of us were gathered in a friend’s kitchen for coffee and sharing. We were all committed believers involved in various types of ministry, meeting out of the need for encouragement and accountability. But this morning we were not prepared for her bombshell. I need to tell you all something. I find that I am … Read More about Warning: Beware the Slippery Slope of an Affair
Are you anxious thinking about the holidays coming up and all the family that’s about to descend on your house? Or maybe you’re traveling to be with your kids or grandkids? Thanksgiving and Christmas are such sweet times — but they can be so stressful, too! Here’s the deal: No one has a Hallmark-holiday family. … Read More about How to Prepare Your Heart for Joyful Holidays with Family
There are so many things we want God to do for our kids and grandkids. We want them to come to know Him at an early age; to grow in Him; to marry another believer (if God chooses for them to marry); to read, study and fall in love with His word; to be able … Read More about Pray for This Priceless Gift for Your Kids
This past week we celebrated an unusual event: the anniversary of a successful liver transplant for our then 6-year-old grandson, Mac. Mac’s tummy ache had developed into a life-threatening situation. In order to live, he needed an immediate transplant. Many friends gathered in the hospital chapel to stay up all night with us praying for … Read More about Our Grandson’s Liver Transplant: 3 Years Later
This week I’m blogging over at Club 31 Women about why our girlfriends are so important. Here’s a snippet: Recently I had the privilege of spending 4 days with 18 young writers. Each is a part of the blog team for Club31Women We laughed, cried, studied the word, shared deeply and had a blast together. … Read More about Here are the reasons you need your girlfriends!
Do you ever get so frustrated or so discouraged that you want to shout, “I can’t!”? It happens to me a lot. A project isn’t progressing the way I want or I’m just too tired to check off the next thing on my to-do-list. It may be a situation or a person I can’t fix. … Read More about “I Can’t”: Two Simple Words God Loves to Hear