On March 13, 2020, we were called into an emergency staff meeting that changed everything. We thought we would close for a few weeks until “this all passed.” All short-term changes can be stressful, and this was no exception, but … Read the rest
I prayed one of those crazy prayers one time, one that I didn’t know was going to rock my comfort boat. I honestly thought I was just asking to call God closer. Often, I wrote and still write, on a … Read the rest
After a few years of working three jobs to make ends meet, it finally became too much. Before I knew it, my house was sold at a foreclosure auction, and I had to figure out where to go from there. … Read the rest
I just love this time of year. Cooler weather, Christmas music, lights, decorations, baking, family, shopping, wrapping presents; it is absolutely my favorite.
For some of us, Christmas may look a little different this year. If that’s the case for … Read the rest
At the age of 10, I made a decision. I CLAIMED REDEMPTION!
I designated myself among the redeemed. My label: “Susan Deaton, redeemed follower of Jesus.”
Reformed, repaired, restored, rescued, delivered. I professed forgiveness, peace, freedom; release from … Read the rest
While the word redeem has many definitions, this one helped me understand the love of Jesus:
gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment.
One of the synonyms for this definition is to “make good.”
It … Read the rest
There are moments in life where we may feel like God is far away. We might even perceive Him as unreachable or someone we can’t connect with. In times like these, we may be prompted to perform to seek out … Read the rest
Congratulations! You have finally finished the first draft, or you may be on your way to finishing the first draft. That is an accomplishment you should be excited about. But now, it’s time for the most difficult part, the editing. … Read the rest
Life has a way of interrupting “our” plans. Especially our writing time. We have jobs, families to take care of, deadlines to meet, and many other obligations. It can be hard if you aren’t living on your own and you … Read the rest
So, you want to write the first draft and you have no idea how or where to start. Do not fear, many people have felt and may still feel this way. It is a blessing for God to give us … Read the rest