Once a year I take a vacation day from work, spend a couple hundred dollars and trek across Atlanta in the early morning traffic for two hours. It is so that I can attend Leadercast, a motivational event that focuses on leaders worth following. We all need that. The world needs it. And I like seeing all of the good that can come from our human potential – the creative, the imaginative, the kind, the funny, the brave. It’s worth a day of my time and a couple hundred bucks. If you get a chance to attend the yearly event live or at one […]
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 wouldn’t have seen it this morning if I had not ventured out for a run. I would have missed a lot of things. The sun was shining bright and warm, calling me outside, but I had lots to do today. I need to do some cleaning and catch up on emails, I thought. Sounds silly now. Life can pass us by while we’re busy doing stuff, and not just in a big way but in the small simple ways. Following my new year’s promise to myself, I had decided that I will try to enjoy and experience life with every possible minute this year, and to do […]
“To see myself as beautiful as God sees me.” It’s a little twist on words, isn’t it? I like to say this short prayer as part of my morning daily prayers. I have tried for years to obtain beauty, never quite meeting mine or others expectations. And then it occurred to me. God sees His children as beautiful; He created us in His Image; and God saw all that He had made and it was very good. We are a masterpiece, God’s Masterpiece! If I could only retrain my thinking to see myself as God sees me ~ with tender, loving, compassionate, […]
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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.