Today, I pray for my son, and for all moms praying for their sons. It is a special thing, when I hear another mom talk about her son. Mine is beginning his last year of high school, and my prayer is simple and direct. I pray for safety always, and for God’s guidance in those small but impactful decisions he will begin to make this year, and to finish school strong. Whew! The journey has not always been easy up to this point, but I can look back and clearly see God’s hand and blessings through the smiles and tears over the years. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to keep my son in a Christian school since pre-K. It has been a year-by-year faith, not always knowing if we would be able to continue paying the tuition […]
“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, caring thoughts, with no harm ~ wow, what a difference that would make! Quite simply said… negative thoughts do not come from God. […]
With the unimaginable tragedy that happened this week with Oklahoma’s 200 mph tornado, I found that I could not direct my written thoughts to anything else. By comparison, everything else is trivial. What a year this has been so far. We, as a nation, started off the year with recent memories from the Sandy Hook school shooting in December, then the Boston Marathon Bombings and West Texas factory tragedies soon followed. Next, we hear of the miraculous rescue of 3 child kidnapping victims in Cleveland after they lived 10 years in captivity, and now 24 people have lost their lives in the 1.3 mile wide E-F5 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Many were young children, hundreds more injured, and schools and homes were demolished by this monster tornado. It would be easy to be despaired at this point, […]
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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.