Changes. Letting go. Finding who we are. Regrets. Children growing & leaving home. (Gift of Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison) (Sept. 2016)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note September 22, 2016 Changes.  Letting go.  Finding who we are. Regrets.  Children growing & leaving home. Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison Good morning!  The only sounds I hear are silence and clicking of keys and crickets.  Stars still shining.  Relativity of time.  If I could somehow hold the […]


Bess Streeter Aldrich Excerpts – The years glide by… (October 2015).

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note October 22, 2015 Bess Streeter Aldrich – NE author. Misc. favorite quotes and thoughts. The years glide by… Good morning.  Darkness outside my window.  As if there is absolutely nothing on the other side of the pane.  The lyrics coming from Julie Andrews’ voice enters my mind from The Sound of […]


Uncertainty. Difficult Times “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers (Mar. 2007)

  Susan's Newsletter March 1, 2007 My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers Uncertainty   March.  What a great word!  If I was going to be named a descriptive word, I'd pick March or Spring for my word.  It's difficult to create any type of negative image with those two words!  For God to have […]


Death of young daughter…who mother became…feeling alive again. “Hannah’s Gift” by Maria Housden (Sept. 2008)

September 18, 2008 Susan's Newsletter Hannah's Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived  by Maria Housden      Death of little daughter…mother going on with life even with intense pain of loss Man Walks Into a Room by Nicole Krauss       Loss of all memories – moving forward with loss with no pain of memories because […]


Mourning compared to phases of the moon. Poem “Shadows in the Light” by Robert Lavery (Oct. 2007)

October 4, 2007 Susan’s Newsletter Love Lost by Robert Lavery Shadows in the Light poem on mourning compared to phases of the moon Mourning life losses: children growing, loss of job, loss of youth, loss of health, death Good morning!  I haven't gotten started very early this morning – Camden already off at school.  But […]


Change, Accepting & Growing…Susan’s Analogy to Simmering Pot of Soup (Aug. 2007)

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust August 30, 2007 Newsletter (Circumstances changing us…Relationship analogy to pot of soup) September 6, 2007 Newsletter (Prayer)   Hi everybody!  I've already downed two cups of coffee with an absolutely perfect filler/coffee combination, so think I can organize what I'd like to write for you and […]


Being Yourself “Just Who Will You Be” by Maria Shriver (Aug. 2008)

August 14, 2008 Susan's Newsletter Being yourself (Maria Shriver) Good morning!!  I am hoping this week that you are reading this from right here in Midwest Nebraska – for it seems almost like fall.  Absolutely beautiful – the mornings & evenings.  I love to know that God created the changes in our weather not only […]


Life Changes and Letting Go “When the Heart Waits” by Sue Monk Kidd (Sept. 2008)

September 11, 2008 Susan’s Newsletter When the Heart Waits by Sue Monk Kidd Changes in Life & Letting Go   Hi all of you! A cup of marvelous coffee (I thought it tasted good last week because it was cool, it's even better when it's rainy & cool!)…two wet cats tossed out in the rain […]


Regrets. Moving on. Forgiving Self. Sadness. Change. (Nov. 2008)

  November 20, 2008 Susan’s Newsletter Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Wilke As Silver Refined:  Learning to Embrace Life’s Disappointments by Kay Arthur Forward From Here:  Leaving Middle Age – and Other Unexpected Adventuresby Reeve Lindbergh The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro Good morning!  I am needing an entire pot of our legal […]


Time Passing so Quickly “Lantern in Her Hand” by Bess Streeter Aldrich (Dec. 2009)

  December 17, 2009 Susan’s Newsletter A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich       “Time passing…stop the winds…stop the winds…”       Death of her young baby at birth.  Death discussion with husband before his death.  Grief.       Dreaming – keeping ALIVE regardless of immediate circumstances.  Keeping LIFE.       Motherhood thoughts after being thought […]


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