Music Analogy. Hard moments in life compared to musical composition. Richard Paul Evans Christmas Box Collection. (Nov. 2006)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note November 26, 2006 Christmas Box Trilogy by Richard Paul Evans – Music Analogy Hard moments in live compared to minor movement in musical composition…  don’t stop our song…keep playing to get into the next movement of our songs.  Good morning!  I almost had a slight panic when I went in the […]


Dreaming. Keeping alive regardless of circumstances. Keeping LIFE. “A 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 […]


Disappointment in Life, Hurts, Despair “As Silver Refined” by Kay Arthur (May 2008)

May 15, 2008 Susan’s Newsletter As Silver Refined by Kay Arthur Good morning all you busy Christmas planners, shoppers, tired elves out there! This week I have been reading a book that has made my top three in life.  I do not easily give a book that high of a mark, but this one is […]


Acceptance of Pain, Grief, Hardship. “Always Looking Up” by Michael J. Fox and “Perfectly Imperfect” by Lee Woodruff (May 2009)

Susan’s Newsletter May 21, 2009 Accepting Pain & Hardship               Always Looking Up: the Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox             Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress by Lee Woodruff             Diaries & Letters of Anne Lindbergh   Good morning! Oh, the wind isn't blowing this morning…I can't believe it!…I thought […]


Madame Guyon (1717) Freedom of Heart & Mind Poem (on freedom of soul regardless of circumstances) (April 2012)

April 21, 2012 Susan’s Newsletter Madame Guyon (1717) poem on Freedom of the Soul (even in confinement) Good morning!   The Sun has chosen to not grace us with her presence today, but we now know she does exist from her debut yesterday!  Our little tulips are dying to show off their hidden colors, the little […]


Loneliness & Despair. Search for meaningful life – “Work” by Louisa May Alcott (Jan. 2009)

January 22, 2009 Susan’s Newsletter Work by Louisa May Alcott    Desiring meaningful life    Love of books    Loneliness and Despair    Aging as a Woman Good morning & we can say – Good WARM (all is relative, right?!??!) morning this time!!!  Should we all just pretend spring is next week and deal with the reality […]


Difficult Times – Verses of Promises from God (Jan. 2007)

  Susan’s Thursday Morning Newsletter January 4, 2007 Good morning! Family members are asleep in the living room, so I don’t dare tip-toe to get my coffee going. I’ll try to function enough to send you a hi! It seems like a majority of you that I have run into this week are not feeling […]


Getting Through Extremely Difficult Experiences. “Keep Going: The Art of Perseverance” by Joseph Marshall (Apr. 2008)

April 3, 2008 Susan’s Newsletter Keep Going: the Art of Perseverance by Joseph Marshall How to go through extremely difficult experiences. Good morning!  (We’ll pretend it’s nice outside…that will work for about an hour for my psychological games I play with myself on cold mornings in April where there is no hope for sun in […]


Despair vs. Hope – Streams in the Desert by HC Cowman (Sept. 2008)

September 4, 2008 Susan's Newsletter Streams in the Desert by HC Cowman Despair vs. Hope   Good morning – I just finished the perfect filler/coffee combination cup of coffee with fog all around our home.  Seeing Camden's look when he saw the fog – I desire his amazement…his ability to not think about anything except […]


God’s Involvement in Caring for Us. “Jesus Calling” Devotional by Sarah Young (Mar. 2010)

March 11, 2010 Susan’s Newsletter Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young   Good morning!   I can finally see the ground this morning!  The first Thursday to state there is dirt…not only snow that I believed the crust of this planet had turned into.  One of the best memories I'll have of my life right now […]


Prayers. Misc. writings from Susan’s newsletters

September 14, 2006 Newsletter I would like to share with you a prayer that I read from John Henry Cardinal Newman that I have written out. Dear Lord, help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Thy spirit and life. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all […]


Psalms. God’s deep love for us. God using nighttime hours to give us peace. (May 2007)

May 10, 2007 Newsletter   Encouragement from Psalms on God’s deep love for us.  God using nighttime hours to give us peace. This week I once again realized the power of choosing what we put into our heads, and the power of choosing who we spend our time with.  It just never ceases to amaze […]


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 […]


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On Thursdays I try to send an e-mail where I write about what I am personally reading in my own life that week. I try to add a Latin phrase relating to the topic of my reading. You can see past notes under archives on my home page, listing these writings by topic. I write to help process life, I write so that we can all have the opportunity to read what will help us find beauty in life. Beauty in details. Realizing how much we have regardless of what pains we may have. I would love to add you to my list of who gets the notes on Thursdays! Susan



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