Hello! I love to share the stories of life and hope I see around me every day. I have written and published stories for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, write as an inspirational blogger for LifeandHeartMatters.com, am a former technology speaker in the US and Europe, a women’s Bible Study teacher, and work with ministries BigDreamMinistries.org and SureConnexions.net. I also like to spend my time running, swimming and reading, all of which can be done on a beach somewhere!
We each have our own unique story to tell and a beautiful world to explore. I hope you’ll take some time out to enjoy God’s creation and to see the connection we have with God. God is in the story of our lives and He will be amazing if we let Him.
Sue McCusker, Atlanta, Georgia USA
Happy are the feet of those who bring good news! Isaiah 52:7
My three truths:
I’ve worked in the corporate and technology profession with a large global company for over 25 years. I began with the fast-paced success and glamour of the 1980’s, survived the lackluster wanderings of the 1990’s, raised a son in the 2000’s, enjoyed a more reflective time in the 2010’s, and now ready for new and exciting adventures in the next decade. With the exception of my occasionally misguided and inexperienced youth, I have lived most of my life with one overall, navigating truth – What will truly matter in the end? The accomplishments of my work will long be forgotten along with those bygone fears that never came about. What will I have wished more of, less of?Just as important, is our journey along the way and the little things that shape us into who we are and what we will become. We’re in this for the long-haul, all of us together, each creating our own story. In the end, all of those pieces will come together into a beautiful painting – the gray days and the brights all mixed together. So my second truth is this – Details matter, the world is not some chaotic accident, and things really do happen for a reason. I’ve had the chance to travel as a professional speaker for a time, speaking on technology and my work. It turned out to be an enjoyable adventure, something I would have once responded with a distinct “Never in a million years!” I’d rather stick my head in the sand than face a crowd. Which brings me to my third truth – We don’t always know what we are truly capable of accomplishing or what may someday come our way. A million years doesn’t seem that long anymore.
God said, “Call to Me and I will tell you great and mighty things.” (Jeremiah 33:3)
For you were created for good works – works God has chosen for you. (Ephesians 2:10)
My purpose and passion:
My heart and my passion go out to those who do not always have a voice, those to whom the world sees as undervalued, and yet God sees differently. It is the quiet heroism of people, as I like to call it. I began my work with World Vision and other humanitarian organizations from that first time I held my tiny son in my arms. It was a defining moment for me – no child should ever have to go hungry or not know the safety of a mother’s arms. Over the years, this passion has become my steady beacon of hope. Even at my lowest times, I’ve held on to that beacon, knowing that all hope was not lost as long as I did not give up on this one thing. The very essence of our being and of life itself can be found most closely in helping those that are hungry and in need.
Do not withhold good when it is in your power to act. (Proverbs 3:27)On a whim several years ago, I entered my first national writing contest. All I knew was that I had a story to tell. As a result, I won top honors and had my first story published. Since then, I’ve had an immense desire to share those stories I see around me, of the human connection between all of us and God, and to write of those things we cannot always see. And now we have the world of blogging where we can share our stories and I absolutely love it. I did not realize there was such a great community of writers and bloggers out there! We’ve got a beautiful world here. Take the time and look at the splendor of it all. God is real and He is in the story of your life.
We were created with a desire to know God. (Colossians 1:16)Jesus came to give hope and life
for all people, from every nation, tribe and language. (Revelation 7:9)