Among the chaos in the news headlines this last week, there was a small news clip of significant impact.  A church bus crashed returning home to North Carolina after a three-day Jubilee celebration in Gatlinburg, TN.  The bus blew a tire and hit an SUV and a tractor-trailer.  Eight people lost their lives. News like this makes me stop in my tracks.  Sometimes it makes me question, just for a moment, the essence of my prayers.  Surely those people were praying for safe travels. What happened to their prayers?  Why such a senseless accident? I am reminded back to a story I wrote a few months earlier called The Finish Line, after a co-worker had suddenly died in a tragedy.  The fact is, tragedies happen every […]
It seems unlikely, right?  Most of us talk to God one way or another, whether we’re in a crisis or a joyous celebration, or just for wishful thinking.  But that is not exactly true for some.  Can you imagine if you couldn’t talk to God? I had the opportunity recently to meet two people from Iran, both of whom are pastors now.  I agreed to keep their information private for their safety.  What surprised me the most is what they said about their view of God before they became Christians.  They were taught as Muslims growing up in Iran that you could only talk to God in Arabic.  That is all that God hears and understands.  They read, memorized, and quoted the Quran only in […]
I wondered… Are they for real or just another couple of crazy people in Las Vegas? I have been to Las Vegas a couple of times now, both times were stopovers on my way to California and the Grand Canyon.  The Las Vegas airport is positioned where you almost always have to fly through it to get somewhere in the west.  I know several people who enjoy the occasional trip to Vegas, and while I may not share their same vacation excitement, that is not the focus of my writing.  My Vegas experience was on a different level. The first time I went, my son was very young and we mostly stayed in the kiddie pool and circus areas.  It was a little unsettling for me then, and I did not really care to return.  A few years later, having […]

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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.