Simplify and Savor: Faith!

Susan Thoughts on God

From Ingrid’s Journal

Proverbs 20:27  “The lamp of the LORD searches the spirit of a man, it searches out his inmost being.”

Living in the north plays games with a gal’s psyche.  Darkness falls around 4pm, the wind howls, the world frigid outside, and I dream of summer as the snow piles against my door.

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Simplify and Savor: Hope

Susan Thoughts on God

If you’ve read my story, Evergreen, you know I lost a child sixteen years ago through miscarriage. Regardless of how many years pass, you never forget (Susan May Warren, the author of Evergreen used her own experiences with miscarriage (4 of them) as she penned my story.)


Here’s a glimpse into my journal as God comforted me.

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Thursday Tune-Up: The Reason for the Season

Susan Family, Religion, Simplify and Savor: Ingrid's Posts on Family and Life, Thoughts on God

Thursday Tune-Up: Thoughts on Simplifying and Savoring the Holidays (and Surviving the Chaos!)

Insights from Ingrid: The Reason for the Season

I used to be that mother who had a to-do list for every category of Christmas – decorations, wrapping paper (homemade, only!), Christmas cookies (30 different flavors!), parties,

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Snapshots & Evergreen

Susan Good Stuff, Scribbles, Thoughts on God

Our family is loud. We easily take over a restaurant, the football stands, and even our campfires in our backyard seem to echo into the night. Rambunctious, funny, dramatic…we don’t run out of words.

However, as the kids have grown up, the house has quieted and I have to turn to the snapshots in my memory to keep the voices alive.

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How to Be Happy

Susan Book Excerpts, Books, Just for Fun, Scribbles, Thoughts on God

How to be happy, a little more, every day.

Being a mother of grown children took me by surprise. One minute, they were on my lap, giving me gooey kisses. The next, driving away, waving, smart, beautiful, capable adults.

I’ve already mentioned how I felt a little duped by the fact that if I grew them up to be responsible children .

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