Imagine sitting on the side of a mountain, perhaps a pleasant breeze is blowing and the sun shining as excitement begins to fill the air, and people are gathered around everywhere, talking with anticipation as they wait to hear what Jesus is going to say.  This is the scene as Jesus begins his preaching ministry and his most famous sermon, The Sermon on the Mount. As I continue my journey of reading through Jesus’ words in the New Testament, I come to the next passage in Matthew after Jesus has just finished telling the crowd how to be blessed, or also known as The Beatitudes.  There is much contradiction and confusion in our world today, and I believe if we just listen […]
It’s been a little disheartening this Christmas season to not see as many decorations and lights as I used to.  The stores seem barren of decorations, wreaths and Christmas nostalgia.  (Really, Publix and Target, your sales would increase with a little more Christmas cheer!  The paper decorations at the end of the store aisles is just being lazy.)  I drove through lovely neighborhoods on the way to parties and gatherings this year, and I only saw a sparse scattering of Christmas lights.  I remember when I used to make a special trip to some of these neighborhoods just to see their lights.  I know the recent years of economic downturn haven’t helped, but this is the time we should be clinging to our faith even more.  In prosperous times, faith is often […]
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.