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 […]
It’s been one year since the Pandemic began. No one thought on March 11th, 2020 that the next day the world would be thrown into a shutdown, and no one thought a year later we would still be dealing with it. Not a single person. It will be one for the history books, doctors and psychologists to study for the next century. We’ve all been affected in many different ways. It’s still too soon to sit back and say, “wow, what a ride that was”, but I hope we are on the final descent, and on our way down from this bumpy, air-turbulent ride. Like any major event, we are forever changed. After the Bubonic Plague in the mid-1300’s, there […]
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For the first time in months – five to be exact but who’s counting, it has started to feel “normal” again. I first noticed the change while at the store recently. The atmosphere just felt different. Maybe it was because strangers started talking to each other again instead of averting their eyes. I had a delightful conversation with a lovely woman in the bakery about how good the cream cheese crescent ring looked. Then I noticed all the store shelves were fully stocked again. Instead of looking at rows and rows of depressingly empty shelves in the home stores, they were filled again with autumn wreaths and pumpkin spice candles. Ah, the pumpkin spice returns! We still have a long […]

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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.