We had 5 kids in 7 years including twins. Very quickly I realized I needed to run to God for help. I was desperate! The fast pace of our hectic schedules felt like a roaring train bearing down on our household. Homework, athletic practices, carpools, play dates, and summer schedules to plan. Varying emotions erupted … Read More about 5 Simple Steps to Pray Powerfully for Your Kids
This week I’m blogging over at Club31Women about how guilt and shame became my companions in my early years of motherhood — and how I learned to change my prayer when I felt like I was letting God down. Here’s a snippet: We had five kids in seven years. Six weeks after our twins were born (numbers … Read More about How to Pray When You Feel Like a Failure
Do you have conflict in your marriage? I hope the answer is yes, because that’s realistic. Every marriage has conflict. Did you know one source for conflict in your relationship may be your unrealistic expectations? Many of us — all of us! — go into marriage without really understanding what it will be like. Our … Read More about Ask Susan: How to Handle Conflict and Expectations in Marriage
Recently I posted a blog about being a mother–in-law (click here to read). It generated a lot of response, so I decided to probe a little deeper and sent a questionnaire to a number of friends, both mothers and daughters. I was after honesty and I got it! I asked 2 questions and received a … Read More about Mothers-in-Law and Daughters-in-Law: Women Share Their Hearts
I am so done with sheltering in place. I miss my friends. I’m tired of Zoom. I’m bored even though I have lots to do. I get crabby with my husband. And I don’t like me. I imagine you feel the same way . . . Especially if you have toddlers. You are going crazy being cooped up, … Read More about My Mother’s Day Gift to You: Help & Hope!
The worldwide crisis we’re facing right now has been referred to as an enemy — and this is true. An unwelcome enemy who is playing havoc with our world, our families, our jobs, and those we love. It’s a tough, tough time. We’re praying and hoping it will soon dissipate, that a cure will be … Read More about Our Enemy: Be Alert and Know How to Respond
As this horrible virus rages across the globe, our emotions race from one extreme to another. They resemble a complicated roller coaster. We sink down to the depths of tremendous fear to rise cautiously to the heights of hope. And the ups and downs in between swirl out of control — frustration, confusion, boredom, criticism, … Read More about The Sadness of Jesus: Thoughts on Holy Week
Hey Friends! Last week I shared with you an informal, un-edited interview with my granddaughter Callie about her experiences of Cousin Camp. She’s 22 and the eldest of my 21 grandchildren. I thought it would be fun to follow up this week with another spontaneous interview with 4 of my other grandchildren about their favorite things at … Read More about My Favorite Things About Cousin Camp (an interview with Susan’s grandchildren)