I looked at the audience around me and saw people of every race, every color, and every nationality – all singing to God.  I imagined this is what heaven will be like, only grander. It was a Saturday night I wouldn’t soon forget.  My family and I would be traveling on Sunday morning for the Labor Day weekend and wouldn’t be able to attend our regular church.  I didn’t give it much thought, for I have missed more than a few church services in my time and didn’t think one more would make a difference.  My son, however, was insistent on attending a Saturday service in its place. I could […]
There have only been two times in my adult life that I have hit the proverbial “panic button”.  The first time was when my toddler son got lost in Toys ‘R Us.  I found him playing inside one of the plastic houses, but only after I had shut down the entire store in search for him.  The second time was when he was a little older, and we were on the ski slopes in Colorado. We had just finished a hearty breakfast that morning in the ski lodge dining room, and we were planning our day on the slopes.  John had progressed well […]
I held the small baby in my arms, only ten weeks old at the time.  Sitting on the edge of the bed in my son’s nursery on that fateful night, I asked God for advice.  I was returning to work the next morning and I knew nothing would be the same again.  What am I to do? I am sure every new mother has asked that question at least once.  But God’s response to me that night was puzzling.  My inner voice immediately seemed to say, “Preserve the family”.  What did that mean?  I was young and newly married, and had this wonderful new addition to […]
I haven’t fully rested in 18 years, until now.  If you are a mom, then no explanation is needed.  From the moment my son was born until he walked across the stage at his high school graduation, I have not rested.  Oh sure, I did sleep a little during those years, but not the complete, all-consuming, peaceful, not-a-care-in-the-world sleep that I got the day after his graduation.  Now I just sit on the couch numb.  And when I am not in this new blissful cosmic state, I have only three words to say… Thank you, God. Every day that I dropped my son off at school, […]


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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.