I started off the week running and listening to two of Jewel’s albums, Goodbye Alice in Wonderland (2006) and Perfectly Clear (2008).  They were cute, kind of like overly sweet syrup that ruins your pancakes.  A beautiful voice and a beautiful person, but it did not keep me running.  I like living a little more on the edge – to see more and feel more; not just to exist.  And I’ve made my mistakes too.  But those of us that have been broken, make mistakes, keep on climbing – those are the ones that truly understand compassion and humility for our fellow mankind, not the ones riding the white horses.  And I’ve seen a lot too.  Not much takes me by surprise anymore, […]
I rounded out this week of cold, winter running by listening to Bruce Springsteen’s, Devils & Dust album from 2005.  He is one our great American storytellers.  For all you millennials out there, if you want a glimpse of what life was like right before the age of internet and cell phones, before mass terrorism and shootings, in a little simpler time, then listen to his music and stories.  It wasn’t all rainbows and sunshine; his music is rarely that, but it is pure and simple.  Bruce Springsteen has an interesting biography that you can look up, which has shaped him from his childhood, his religion and his struggles with depression.  Yet, he is unique in that he never took drugs as a musician.  His music reflects a raw […]
This excerpt is taken from Women of Faith blog by Kramer Rasmussen.  If you only have time for the sound bites at times just like me, then I have highlighted a few of them below.  These are good reminders for me throughout the day in the life of a teenager, which we all know is a different situation every single day and sometimes moment by moment.  It helped me to see life through their eyes.  Isn’t that the greatest gift? At school I felt like I was worthless, but my parents added value to who I was by respecting me and giving me a voice in the little things. Prayer is, hands down, the most powerful force on the planet. […]


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About the Author

Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith 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.