The musical group, Train, always makes me smile.  Their songs have that nostalgic, feel-good feeling mixed in with a little hope and inspiration.  I ran across one of their older songs on my running journey today – a song called “Calling All Angels” from 2003.  Ten years later, the song is still relevant, perhaps even more so today. The lead singer for the band is Patrick Monahan.  His unique sound and onstage presence of a messy-haired, slightly awkward little kid makes you want to root for him even more.  His songs invoke memories and hope.  This particular song begins with those familiar words, “I need a sign…” As I began to listen to the song once again, my immediate thoughts take me back to a time at my workplace ten years ago.  I was facing a tired and beaten project team near the end […]
On my daily commute to work this morning, I began to think about the day’s work and all the problems I needed to solve; that is, until I saw a truck in the lane in front of me that changed my focus.  The truck had one of those stickers on the back window which starts with the words “in loving memory of..”.  Whenever I see one of those stickers, I immediately calculate the age of the person from the years displayed, and then say a little prayer.  The age is always of someone who is a teenager or in their early 20’s.  Suffering a loss of someone at that age is probably one of the most painful things a person can go through.  This person was 18. But on the […]
I wondered… Are they for real or just another couple of crazy people in Las Vegas? I have been to Las Vegas a couple of times now, both times were stopovers on my way to California and the Grand Canyon.  The Las Vegas airport is positioned where you almost always have to fly through it to get somewhere in the west.  I know several people who enjoy the occasional trip to Vegas, and while I may not share their same vacation excitement, that is not the focus of my writing.  My Vegas experience was on a different level. The first time I went, my son was very young and we mostly stayed in the kiddie pool and circus areas.  It was a little unsettling for me then, and I did not really care to return.  A few years later, having […]

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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.