Sometimes life hurts. In fact it stinks. It’s oh-so-painful. A family member has just been killed by a driver who ran a red light; a child is in ICU; your best friends have decided to divorce; a prodigal is out of touch; a job is lost; or your life’s dreams never materialized. It all seems … Read More about Where is God When Life Hurts?
This week I’m blogging over at Club 31 Women about how life gets a bit crazy after you have kids — and in the midst of that craziness, how to keep your perspective and manage your priorities. Here’s a snippet: How has life changed since having kids? A friend recently asked me, “How can I … Read More about How to Embrace the Craziness That Comes With Having Kids
I’ve never enjoyed making New Year’s resolutions. It just feels like making a list of things I’m going to fail at doing. Rarely do I see them through. Mostly I try for a few weeks and then either quit trying or forget them. Or they get set aside in the tyranny of the urgent. It … Read More about How About Turning New Year’s Resolutions Upside Down?
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