It’s frightening sometimes, definitely sad, and it can leave you feeling down or hopeless. The events of just the last few months are enough to keep us at nights wondering. A missing Malaysian plane with 239 souls on board, a sinking South Korean ferry carrying an entire high school of students on a field trip, the search and rescue efforts for the sudden mudslides in California, earthquakes all over the world, ravaging tornadoes that leave many people dead within seconds, and that does not include the countless shooting scenes in malls and schools that seem to take place almost daily. Phew…, that’s not a fun, feel-good, positive topic to write about, but I just could not ignore it this time.  It shouldn’t be […]
Twice in my lifetime the doctors have been wrong.  Don’t misunderstand me, I believe in doctors and have a great respect for their intelligence, training and sacrifice.  I thank God for them every time I have to go under the knife.  But it’s just that I also know God is the ultimate Healer and He has the final word. It was my 37th birthday as I sat in the doctor’s office and heard those words: “You will never be able to run again.”  The cartilage in my knee was gone.  I sat there in silence. Running has always been a big part of my life; it is where I draw my confidence; it is my time alone with God and my thoughts.  And it had always been a […]
As I sit here on Christmas Eve, the anticipation begins to build.  No matter if you are young or old, everyone stops for a moment on this Christmas eve, as the old familiar carols play, and will think of their hopes and dreams, presents and sweets, and family and friends. It is a time like no other. Christmas Day is the only day of the year where the entire world stops for a day.  Even wars have called a truce on this day.  Peace.  A time to celebrate the day God chose to make Himself known to all mankind in a personal way.  Jesus Christ.  And for all that Jesus represents to the world – peace, love, forgiveness, joy, kindness, understanding, compassion, helping the poor.  No other person, no other […]

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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 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 stories of life, hope, and everyday faith show how we can experience real faith in our daily lives.