What's Up With Susan?

Praying about...I am praying and thanking God that Hurricane Matthew did not his Miami, Fl as hard as it was expected to. My son, Lindsey, and his partner, Michael just moved to Miami a few weeks prior to the hurricane. They live in a condo on the 10th floor of the building, so I was very concerned if he would have electricity, food, etc. You know, all the things that a mother can worry about I did, and then some. Lindsey seems to do this to me about every 2-3 years. He moved to Boston, MA, two weeks before a snowstorm buried the city with 18 inches of snow. He was snowed in his house for 2 days. Just when you think you have them grown and they're on their own, here comes a whole new set of worries.     

Reading...Unashamed, Drop the Baggage, Pick Up Your Freedom by Christine Caine. Need I say more? This book is so powerful! It is so true that shame holds us back, holds us down and holds us hostage from all our hopes and dreams. This book spoke to me in so many ways, but the most compelling area was releasing the guilt and shame of a failed marriage - the feeling of never being enough when I was younger. However, Christine's writings reinforced my belief that I can conquer and do anything I want with the Holy Spirit by my side. He is there to guide me if I only put my trust in him today and every day.


Working on...I am super thrilled about my coloring note cards! I collaborated with a local artist, Maria Schweizer, to put my ideas actually on paper. These cards represent how I am feeling these days in my life...FEARLESS, CREATIVE, LOVE, INSPIRE! Coloring as an adult has proven to be a wonderful way to become relaxed, relieve my stresses, and be mindful of my surroundings. And wouldn't you know it; I have some extras for sale! They are 7 cards for $16.00 or $2.50 each. They are wonderful gifts for a special person in your life, and remember, Christmas is right around the corner.         


Watching...This past Sunday morning, I watched Super Soul Sunday on the Oprah channel OWN. Her guest was a man by the name of Carl Lentz. He is the Lead Pastor at Hill Song Church in New York City. I have never heard of him before, but wow is he awesome. I connected with him on so many levels...he spoke such a real message about God being the real encourager, and how we usually get in trouble when our ego gets in our way. Ego + Edging God Out. I have realized things learned as a child and growing up really don't hold much water today in my relationship with God. My connection with God is soooo much stronger than it has ever been in my life. 

Thank you for dropping in to read my blog and hope you get what you need just for today. 


Love and Light


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