Remarkable Scars

Remarkable Scars

The lovely actress had grown weary of merely being “entertainment” for someone. She wanted to feel connected to others. Acting, she explained, can feel one-sided—like “lacerating self-exposure.”

She sauntered forward to observe us, her audience. It’s better having seen our faces, she said. Person to person. And what would she share if we were all friends? She paused to think it over.

Scars of failed relationships“I would say that I’m a little fragile…a little freaked out, you know, sort of at the end of a personal relationship. You’ve all been through that right? You know, the self-doubt and everything, the feeling that you’re not lovable, that you’re a mutt, too much of a mutt to be loved. And that you have—I don’t know—a crisis of confidence.”Continue reading

Thank you…

Thank you…

Thank you for joining me in another year of posts on knowing and experiencing God. I look forward to writing to you every other Sunday and hope that you will share with friends to extend the reach of my message—that God is real, and He can be known!

Look for my next post on Sunday, January 15th. I don’t believe in overwhelming readers with too many posts. Hopefully twice a month, you can take that second cup of coffee or tea and spend 5 minutes reading some thoughts from me. I want you to join the conversation!

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Happy New Year to all!  Love, Susan

Being Held

Being Held

Many years ago, I was sitting in a counselor’s office completely brokenhearted over my marriage. The counselor was a nice person, but she had no real guidance to offer. Her therapeutic approach involved hours of long-faced listening. After that, her advice was simple: “The answers are within you.”

Right. I wouldn’t have been there if that were so.

Black and white grunge image of a teen girl cryingWhen you are broken, you stumble around looking for some kind of solace. I was vulnerable, and unfortunately, I received a lot of bad advice in those days.

But God is a God who sees. Hagar knew that. (Gen. 16:13)

On my last appointment with that particular counselor, something took me by surprise. She had me lean back on her couch and asked me to close my eyes. What now, I thought. She said, “I want you to think about your Higher Power, whatever that is for you.” I argued inside. Why was I paying good money for this?

But as she left me alone, I entered into a vision.Continue reading