In our current society, magazines are everywhere. They are quick and intriguing, but most of the time not life-giving. They are filling, but they can fill us with feelings of comparison (which can lead to bitterness if not dealt … Read the rest
“Why don’t you sit with Lord and the verses in Luke 11… Ask, Seek, and Knock. Particularly the verse that talks about Him being a good Father who gives good gifts.”
That is what my counselor said to me after … Read the rest
Have you ever seen or heard of the tan hua flower, also called the Queen of the Night? This stunning flower found itself on the world stage during the premiere of Crazy Rich Asians in 2018. While its fame became … Read the rest
If I were to ask every single one of you to tell me one thing just this week alone that was hard, you would each have at least something to tell me. If I were to ask you to go … Read the rest
Imagine that you are the sheep in the pastures of Psalm 23. These aren’t your regular pastures, the lush green fields of Ireland or in the southeastern parts of England. These pastures are dry and arid. Lush, green grass is … Read the rest
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