In recent anticipation of the looming tornadoes across the south, I decided to pack my bag. I’ve never done that before, but a co-worker’s advice echoed in my head telling me that I should be prepared. Really, I spend my days as a project manager planning and preparing for contingencies and talking about risk mitigation, yet I don’t give much thought about my own. I should know better too. A tornado passed within feet of my house about five years ago and left a path of downed trees which I still see the effects today. But back then I didn’t pay much attention, fully absorbed in my […]
Today is such a beautiful day that it is fitting that I should only write of happy things. Snow is gently falling and my family is safely tucked inside the warmth of our house. No where we need to go today. The pantry is stocked full, a warm fire glowing in the fireplace, and plenty of wood to keep us warm if the power should go out during this winter storm. It reminds me of God. He keeps us safe from the dangers. Sure, we all fall at times, but we only need to reach up and take God’s hand and […]
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 […]
I like to pack lightly – a selection of feel-good music, flip flops, running shoes, and of course, my books. I don’t need much else when going to the sea. It is a time to shed the layers of clothes, worries, and the to-do lists of our busy lives, and to realize just how little we do need instead of how much. Rather than accumulating the latest of things, it is a time to let go of some things. My road trip down to the sea follows the same pattern. As I leave the big city behind, my body begins to relax a little as I drive through the pleasant, flat […]
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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.