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 […]
lilies of the field, wildflowers
They’re called Garden Huckleberry. I spotted the small flowers growing wild on the side of the road while on my walk. They looked so unique and pretty, growing effortlessly in the grass. You might just miss them if you weren’t looking. But what caught my eye were the purple and white flowers growing together on the same stem, and a burst of bright yellow in the center. I picked a few to take home, and tried to revive them in a glass of water once I was back at home, but they had already started to wilt from the summer’s heat. I guess they were meant to shine where they were placed. The flowers, though, reminded me of something I […]

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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.