The events of last week have left me stunned and in shock, as if I’m moving around in slow motion, with broken sleep and concentration. I didn’t even know any of the victims of the Uvalde, Texas school mass shooting that left 19 precious young children and two teachers dead. I live on the other side of the country, yet it hit me hard in the gut, and I still cry thinking about it. But it’s also about the plural (events) – that grieves me so. So many things in the news and very little of it good. I’m tired, we’re all tired. This is not a political post, as there is room for improvement in all areas of our […]
A few weeks ago a storm passed through my area overnight, and I slept right through the whole thing! I was completely unaware of the lightning, thunder, and wind happening all around me. Everything had been calm when I went to bed, and there were no weather alerts to wake me on my phone. Thankfully, it was not a life-threatening storm, but I’ve experienced enough storms living in the American South to know what it could have been. The next morning, my husband informed me that I had slept through it all without even a stir. “Well, it couldn’t have been that bad,” I replied, “or I would have known about it.” I like to think I’m a little more […]
Jesus at the tomb, Christmas story devotional
Day 31 – A Kingdom with no end. “A father to the fatherless, a defender of the widows – this is God, whose dwelling is holy. He sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.” Psalm 68:5-6    Baby Jesus grew up. But his story does not end after the Christmas season is over. It is only beginning, and his Kingdom has no end. The Gospel of John was written by John, a fisherman and personal friend and disciple of Jesus. John was part of Jesus’ inner circle of Peter, James, and John. He witnessed the Transfiguration of Christ, was there during the Crucifixion, and was asked by Jesus to take care of his mother Mary when Jesus was dying […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.