Eye Opening Prayer


Man praying in the grassy field

Thought you might enjoy this prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people…

 When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:

Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek your direction and Guidance.

We know Your Word says,’ Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

We have exploited the poor and called it The lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it Welfare.

We have killed our unborn and called it Choice.

We have shot abortionists and called it Justifiable.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem..

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A Writer's Corner

I see school buses being gassed up, school signs advertising a new school year, and the stores are filled with back packs, pencils, rulers, and all the supplies kids need for a new school year.

Its been too many years for me to recall having to load up on all of that stuff. Back then it was supplied by the school, or I think it was.

I recall my Mom sewing us a new dress to start the year using the chicken feed sacks that we would buy chicken feed in at the feed store.

“Oh yuck!” I can hear this younger generation exclaim if they heard that. They have it way too easy these days, as far as I’m concerned, but what am I getting at?

Parents are spending a fortune on clothing and supplies right now and I doubt very much that there will be extra money for…

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Curiosity Killed the Cat

A Writer's Corner

I’m just curious. No, I’m not a cat, but, how many Bible believing, Jesus followers, saved by grace through faith, Born again Christians believe that the Bible was inspired by God, was written by Him, through His Apostles?

I hear so many people give so many different excuses for not believing there is a God or the Bible. “There might be a God, no, there isn’t a God, well, the Bible has been translated so many times it’s just a bunch of stories and who knows if it is true or not? It was just a bunch of stories by a bunch of guys a long time ago, its all fantasy.”

I have even heard pastors say, “Its nice stories.” These are supposedly people who have been called “by God” to preach the truth of His word! How do people formulate these ideas and why? I don’t have all the…

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Don’t Overdo

A Writer's Corner

In the last post I said, The Narrow Road is the hardest story I have written so far. It was! I hope to not write anymore that left me with roller coaster emotions from telling someone’s life story. I have to admit that when completed I was not only relieved but very proud of the end product and I think “Brian” is, too.

Sitting down and writing someones story is much different than sitting and listening to life stories being told over a matter of time. Sitting around the table telling stories of our childhood can be fun, depending on what those stories are about.

I also said I know the people involved in “Brian’s” story. I heard some of the stories, some of the hurtful times, the facts about this man’s life, and his accomplishments, failures, loves, and losses.

There was some research that had to be done and…

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Cute Overload


Dorothy brought the twins tonight.

It was sooooo cute. While one stayed by Mom for a moment the other one was racing around the hill.

I think Buckley is Daddy because one of the fawns would go over to him and give him a kiss. Dorothy continued to eat her corn and told Buckley, “You watch the kids.”

I absolutely love having these beautiful deer come visit. Especially when they bring the little ones.







Heart Tears

A Writer's Corner

What happens when a parent or parents find themselves in a situation they no longer can deal with? Many times the options are not favorable to the children in the family. Children are pushed aside, abandoned, abused, or ignored by those who are given this gift from God and yet don’t appreciate it or honor it.

The Narrow Road was the hardest book I have written so far. I know the people involved. Oh, the names have been changed on the most part but the people in this true story are real people with real circumstances and real life issues. Issues that many in this sin-filled world have faced or are facing.

I was totally taken aback when the Lord revealed that this is the story He wants told and to be honest, I didn’t want to do it. It meant feeling pain. It meant going back into someone’s memories…

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Rudely Awakened

A Writer's Corner

Yesterday was a busy day; running errands, having lunch with a friend, shopping, and planting more flowers to enhance the new retainer wall I had built. Everyone knows how I love to play in the dirt so when the sun settled a little and the heat died down I grabbed the shovel, black dirt, and 2 Mum plants and 3 Corn Flower plants and got to work. When finished I poured corn in the deer’s “dinner plate” and enjoyed watching 2 does come for dinner.

I was tired and after a nice long bath I crocheted for a while, watched a little T.V. and went to bed about midnight after reading some blogs. I think I fell asleep in the middle of praying, but I’m not sure about that.

Sound asleep, I have no idea what time it is when I’m hearing, in a loud voice, “What kind of God…

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“You wrote my Story”

A Writer's Corner

Writing Grace Defined was quite an experience. The story begins during World War 2 so a little research had to be done. I could draw on some of the stories my parents told about that time in history. I could mention there were ration stamps because I have some in my scrapbook. (I was born during the depression) I knew about the factories because my Dad worked in one back then.

The story began to flow as the words filled my mind. I also knew what it felt like to have some atheist views, although I never claimed to be an atheist, I am familiar with that disbelief, as I am now familiar with the Christians beliefs since I am one.

I am also familiar with an unbelieving, manipulative, controlling, Dad. So this story, an atheist father and a Christian mother,(although my mother was not a Christian) with four screwed…

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Excuses, Excuses.

A Writer's Corner

This past week has been “one of those weeks” and today I sit looking at the list of book stores that I came up with to call about doing a book signing event. There’s a couple on the list that I already know takes an act of congress to get an event scheduled, if they’ll even let me, and we all know how congress works. 🙂

I’m waiting on my books to arrive sometime today, according to the notice I received from UPS, so that’s giving me a push to call these book stores. Now to decide if I want to make the effort or not. If there are some that do book signings then that means I need to go visit them before setting up any kind of schedule.

At times we can get discouraged or lazy in our push to get our name out there. Right now, I’m…

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The Juicy Stuff

Yesterday was an exciting day. Not just because of the small herd of deer that were in my back yard enjoying the corn I put out for them but being in church, and listening to a testimony from one of the congregates, that also mentioned, “Sue, our new visitor, has written some books.”

I was surprised to say the least. I’ve only visited three times and the Lord has confirmed to me that this is the church He wants me to worship at now. I miss the people from my last church but am glad I’m not having to drive the 30 miles to go there.

I had carried one book in to show the pastor yesterday and had a couple more in the car. By the end of the service I sold two books just like that. No effort on my part other than having one available in hand and someone mentioning I have published books. (besides me, that is)

Word of mouth is another great way to sell our books. My first book I took with me to my Mammogram appointment and sold the first  book I had ever written, just like that, to two people.

If we let people know we are writers and have written a book, they are naturally curious. Have a couple handy to be able to show them and you may have a sale. I mentioned writing with some new acquaintances at a lunch one day and sold four books right out of the backseat of my car.

Of course we advertise on social media but word of mouth sometimes goes much faster than someone hunting it up on a computer. Its much like gossip, the “juicy stuff” travels fast. 🙂


Come on back – More excitement to come.