Life. That is the only word that comes to my mind at this moment. I reflect back on the last month or so of changes in my life, also leading me to think back on my childhood and everything else in between, and I have come to this one conclusion: Life. Life is living – the happy, sad and challenging times. It is not perfect. Don’t beat yourself up trying to make it perfect, or even fair. We have a perfect Savior in Jesus Christ, and that is all we need to make sense of our sometimes tangled lives. Life is relationships. Put down the stuff. Jesus Christ was all about relationships. Jesus did not continue to dwell on our […]
Today began like any other day in my normal routine, but it didn’t end that way. It was one of those days – and I’ve had a few of them over the years – where life just completely stops me in my tracks and gets my attention. I catch my breath, exhale a sigh of relief, and fall down on my knees to God. My morning started in the usual way. I woke up and scanned my phone for messages and glanced at my calendar. My daily tasks start running through my mind – it’s trash day, I need gas, I have a meeting in the office – and I look at all the other breaking news alerts that have become far too common in our world. Then I saw a grieving […]
One of my favorite childhood memories is sitting on the floor listening to this Christmas album on the record player. I would hear the children’s happy voices singing and the friendly man’s voice announcing each song, and I wondered what it was like to be inside that warm and cozy church singing along with them. For many hours, I would listen and gaze into the windows of that cardboard church, trying to catch the nuances of their laughter and songs. We all have that yearning – to be loved, to be happy, to know that there is more. On Christmas day, when all the shopping and baking are finished and the stores are closed, the world stops and we remember this very important day. It is the day […]
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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.