No 3-2-1…Our Missing 3 Seconds

For the past several years my kids and I have celebrated New Year’s Eve with snacks, sparkling cider, and movies.  We always have a great time hanging out together and New Year’s Eve is no different! This past year (all of 3 days ago!) we rang in the New Year in the same way.  Although… Continue reading No 3-2-1…Our Missing 3 Seconds

Whole Magazine – Longing for Home

Whole Magazine – Longing for Home

Grand Teton National ParkI’ve been so blessed to have the opportunity to write for Whole Magazine.  I hope you enjoy the post.

Not to sound like a cheesy 70s song but I’ve had heaven on my mind.  In a beautiful way God has been reminding me of the wonderful future He has prepared for me – and you!

Just some thoughts about our glorious future!

Blissfully Aware

Someone shared with me recently that if a fire fighter trips and hurts himself while trying to save you from your burning house, you can be sued…for a lot of money. I’m not sure why my friend shared that with me…well, maybe it was a subtle encouragement regarding the clutter in my home. Golly, I… Continue reading Blissfully Aware

Wading Into the Waves Holding My Savior’s Hand

Wading Into the Waves Holding My Savior’s Hand

Just saw that my newest blog is up at MomLifeToday.  I hope you enjoy it.

I’d also like to ask for prayer as I begin a new book proposal!  Working on Chapter 1…draft number 1,365,279…just kidding, it just feels that way! I’m so excited about the idea and I feel such a passion to share what God is showing me!  Can’t wait to see what God does with this!

Praying each of you has a wonderful, wonderful weekend filled with unexpected and beautiful blessings!

In His Care, Sue 

Snoozing Times Four

Today I pushed snooze 4 times and then took a 2 hour nap in the afternoon.  I woke with a throbbing headache.  Not a stellar day… On top of that I’ve been trying to give up my coca-cola addiction and I completely fell off the bandwagon.  Ugh.  Although I do have to say, I completely… Continue reading Snoozing Times Four

My Money Faucet…Quick!! Someone Get a Wrench!

So I know in polite conversation you aren’t supposed to talk about God, politics or money. I already talk about God because He’s everything to me. And although I have very strong opinions about most things, I’ve decided to refrain from politics. But today I just gotta vent a bit about money. Oh my goodness!!!… Continue reading My Money Faucet…Quick!! Someone Get a Wrench!

The Most Important

As I’ve been preparing for my talk at the MomLife Bootcamp this weekend, I was once again reminded that my life is not conducive to completing projects in a timely and organized manner. I used to be an organized person…or at least I used to be able to appear like an organized person. In my… Continue reading The Most Important

so yeah…let’s pray

So yeah… this week. I’ll just give you the highlights otherwise it’ll seem like I’m writing my second book! And I’ll try to keep it funny. Monday – dental fillings….enough said. Tuesday – locked my keys in my car. Oh but I didn’t just lock my keys in the car…nope. I locked my keys AND… Continue reading so yeah…let’s pray

SHARING SOME THOUGHTS ON ROMANCE

SHARING SOME THOUGHTS ON ROMANCE

I’ve been learning a lot about love lately.  Loving my children well.  Loving my friends well.  Loving my family well.  Loving my Lord the best.  And especially how the Lord loves me.

When I was looking up verses on love, it was amazing how many times God uses the word steadfast to describe His love for us. 
 
The word steadfast means “fixed in direction, steadily directed, firm in purpose, resolution, faith, attachment, unwavering, firmly established, firmly fixed in place or position.”
 
What was the synonym that grabbed you the most?  For me it was unwavering, but resolution came in a close second.  Unwavering is a beautiful word because to me that says that no matter what God loves me.  I imagine it like a tree standing in the midst of a hurricane and defying the wind and the storm simply by standing upright.  God’s love is not impacted by what I do or say or think, or anything I have done, said or think or anything in the future.  That is beautiful to me.  That word resolution reminds me that God has decided to love me steadfastly regardless of me.  He is resolved that I should be loved by Him.  His love is steadily directed at me.  There is never a time when He withholds His love from me. Wow!  No matter what, He loves me.  No matter what, He loves you.
 
Read Psalm 136 and see how much God wants you to truly understand how steadfastly He loves you.  I have included part of it…He says it 26 times – once in each verse!  He wants us to know His love is unwavering, unending. 
 
Dearest, He loves you relentlessly!
 
I pray that today you will grasp how deeply and steadily God loves you.
 
Psalm 136

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever.

To him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever.

To him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever;

To him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who made the great lights, for his steadfast love endures forever; the sun to rule over the day, for his steadfast love endures forever; the moon and the stars to rule over the night, for his steadfast love endures forever;…

Where Did She Go?

My daughter Elizabeth was complaining the other night at bedtime about a bunch of stuff.  I said, “Let’s pray about it. To which she replied with a wail, “But that never works!  I pray and God doesn’t answer.” Oh dear! I thought. I put my hand gently on her forehead and rubbed her eyebrow with… Continue reading Where Did She Go?