A few weeks ago in First Grade A we studied the time when Jesus turned five loaves of bread and two fishes into enough lunch for thousands. I have so enjoyed teaching Bible for the first time. I was nervous, as I have mentioned here before, but armed with my Jesus Storybook Bible and the … Continue reading Moved to Act
Almost eight years ago I was a brand new baby freshmen at Cedarville University looking for a job. I hopped on CU Classifieds and responded to an ad placed for an after school program person. The pay was $10 an hour so it sounded pretty good to me. Even though I was still only 17 … Continue reading Here’s the thing about humans I needed to see part 3: living boldly
I love Saturdays. Saturdays are my Sabbath. Most Saturdays I take time to read, write, blog, sleep, Netflix, and rest. This Saturday was the first Saturday in a while that I didn't have any plans and I was really looking forward to sleeping in and then not leaving my apartment for the rest of the … Continue reading Saturdays with Suzanne
This is late again but I have another good excuse. THREE good excuses. This week I was sick and busy (that's two) and our internet keeps cutting in and out. This week was also Semana de Chispa (Spirit Week) at school and our last week of tutoring until 2014. This week I went to my … Continue reading Check this out!
Shortly after my parents moved into their current house, the house I lived in until I went to college, they met their neighbors. To the left, the Roe family, who still lives there with two of their three children. Carolyn Roe is still one of my best friends. We grew up together and we've had … Continue reading What’s that in your hand?
This summer I worked in Indianapolis with the organization YouthWorks. (If you are a 20-something Jesus-person looking for a summer job, please consider YouthWorks! If you are an in-charge youth-ministry person looking for a short term missions experience that is doing a lot of things right and looking for more ways to grow, please consider … Continue reading Here’s the thing about helping without hurting
This post is dedicated to my friend, M. M is generous, fearless, intent on her own and others’ growth, and a darn good time. Thanks for being my friend, M. Before the fall of 2012, I probably would’ve been able to directly apply exactly 0% of the story of Abraham to the story of Suzanne. … Continue reading Here’s the thing about giving
So last week I set some personal goals. Daily: Read a Proverb and at least one chapter from the Old Testament Write a blog post Limit Facebook time to 30 minutes or less Weekly: Cook something new/good Sweep and mop my bedroom Give Monthly: Call my mom Paint my nails Wash my bedding Okay so … Continue reading Here’s the thing about personal goals
Jesus said give to everyone who asks. That’s a tough command. Sometimes we wonder what Jesus would do in the Calcutta slums or in these heroine-haunted streets where folks ask for change on every corner. What we can say with confidence is that we are to give something to everyone who asks – dignity, attention, … Continue reading Jesus said give…