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I can’t go on.  I go on.  When Breath Becomes Air by Surgeon Paul Kalanithi. (October 2019)

Susan’s Thursday morning note October 10, 2019 “I can’t go on.  I go on.”   Good morning!  Silence broken by downpour.  My angel is peering through my window with bright eyes reflecting light from my […]

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Morning Prayer. Trust. Hope. Responsibility to Life. Love. (November 2018)

Susan’s Thursday morning note November 1, 2018 Morning Prayer.  Trust.  Hope.  Responsibility to Life.  Love. Good morning!   Absolute blackness out the window.  No moon.  No stars.  Just the “infinite expectation of dawn, which does not […]

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Finding meaning in our lives regardless of circumstances. (Mans Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl.) October 2018

Susan’s Thursday morning note October 18, 2018 Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl (Surgeon & WW2 Concentration Camp Survivor) Finding meaning in our lives regardless of circumstances. Good morning!  Stars and dawn all mixed […]

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Auschwitz Liberation. Holocaust Writings. Elie Wiesel Prayer. Maximilian Kolbe Priest and Martyr. Etty Hillesum prisoner journal entries. Presence of God in the midst of suffering. (Jan. 2015)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note January 29, 2015 Auschwitz Liberation.  Holocaust Writings.  Elie Wiesel Prayer. Maximilian Kolbe Priest and Martyr. Etty Hillesum prisoner journal entries.  Presence of God in the midst of suffering.  Good morning!  No […]

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Hold Fast Your Dreams poem by Louise Driscoll. Dreaming amidst suffering. (May 2013)

Susan’s Thursday Note May 30, 2013 Lousie Driscoll Poem (written during WW1 on dreaming amidst extreme suffering) Good morning.  So still to begin the day.  Perfect filler with a little coffee.  Little whosit learning that […]

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Poem on a Beautiful Woman and Chinese Tale of Joy/Sorrow by Eleanor Farjeon (January 2013)

Susan’s Thursday morning note January 10, 2013 Eleanor Farjeon Poetry & Chinese Tale on Joy/Sorrow Good morning!  The feeling in the air of a storm coming by for a short visit, stillness of the early […]

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Diaries and Letters of Anne Lindbergh – Goodbyes. Soul. Strength. Prayer. Grief (July 2008 & Aug 2011)

Susan’s Thursday note August 13, 2011 (Soul Strength) Susan’s Thursday note July 31, 2008 (Saying Good-bye, Prayer) War Within and Without 1939-1944: Diaries & Journals of Anne Lindbergh Good morning!!!   It seems like so long […]

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Prayer. Heaven. Goodness. Forgiveness. “The Lamplighter” by Maria Cummins (April 2011)

Susan’s Thursday morning note April 21, 2011 The Lamplighter by Maria Cummins Prayer, Heaven, Goodness, Forgiveness Good morning!  Calm.  Peaceful.  Coffee.  Robins.  Sounds of birds.  Spring.  It actually feels like spring!  Another treasure has been […]

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Suffering, Fear of future, Ability to relate to others, Joy in spite of pain. “The Master’s Violin” by Reed & “Anne’s House of Dreams” by Montgomery (Jan. 2011)

Susan’s Thursday morning note January 13, 2011  Suffering, Fear of future, Ability to relate to others, Joy in spite of pain. The Master’s Violin by Myrtle Reed  A House of Her Own by L.M. Montgomery […]

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Looking at ourselves in mirror. Analyzing self. “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” (Sept. 2010)

Susan’s Thursday morning note September 9, 2010 Looking at ourselves in mirror. Analyzing self. “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” by Hannah Green Good  morning!  It seems like so long since I’ve written what I’ve […]

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

Susan’s Thursday morning note December 17, 2009  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 […]

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Faith. Trusting God for what we don’t understand & what we desire. “Streams in the Desert” (June 2009)

Susan’s Thursday note June 18, 2009  Faith.  Trusting God for what we do not understand and what we desire. Streams in the Desert by HC Cowman Good morning!!!  Is it possible that summer & sunshine & […]

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

Susan’s Thursday morning note 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 […]

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

Susan’s Thursday morning note December 15, 2008  Disappointment in life.  Hurts.  Despair. As Silver Refined by Kay Arthur Good morning all you busy Christmas planners, shoppers, tired elves out there! This week I have been […]

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

Susan’s Thursday morning note November 20, 2008  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 […]

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

Susan’s Thursday morning note September 11, 2008  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 […]

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Despair vs. Hope – Streams in the Desert by HC Cowman (March 2020)

Susan’s Thursday morning note March 19, 2020 Streams in the Desert by HC Cowman Despair vs. Hope Good morning.  So quiet.  So still.  This note is going to copy past Thursday note writings from books […]

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Coping with intense pain – “Mistaken Identity” by Don & Susie Van Ryn (June 2008)

Susan’s Thursday morning note  June 12, 2008 Coping with intense pain. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch Mistaken Identity by Don & Susie Van Ryn   Good morning!  Finally a beautiful day and I just […]

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

Susan’s Thursday morning note 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 […]

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Rose Analogy. Beauty of old rose bushes vs. buds. Hard life giving beauty. “Finding Noel” by Richard Paul Evans (Feb. 2007)

Susan’s Thursday morning note February 1, 2007 Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans Rose analogy with life (young buds vs. gnarled old bushes) The Rose with a story.  The beauty of those that lived a […]

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Heaven. Susan’s thoughts on anniversary of mother’s death. (Jan. 2007)

Susan’s Thursday morning note January 18, 2007  Thoughts on anniversary of mom’s death.  Thoughts on heaven. Good morning!  I have been thinking about what I’m about to write all night, and when I think too […]

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

Susan’s Thursday morning note January 4, 2007 Difficult Times.  Verses of promises from God. Good morning!  Family members are asleep in the living room, so I don’t dare tip-toe to get my coffee going.  It […]

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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 […]

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Intense Pain in Life – Forrest Gump Analogy & On My Knees Song (Nov. 2006)

Susan’s Thursday morning note November 9, 2006  Intense pain in life – Forrest Gump analogy & On My Knees song  Good morning from Cody, Wyoming!  I fly back to Nebraska later this morning, but have gotten […]

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Regrets in life. Forgiving yourself. “For One More Day” by Mitch Alborn (Oct. 2006)

Susan’s Thursday morning note October 19, 2006  Regrets in Life.  Forgiving yourself. For One More Day by Mitch Alborn   Good morning!  One cup of coffee has been downed and I am ready to try […]

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Bearing Gracefully Pain & Hardship. Butterfly bringing hope. (August 2006)

Susan’s Thursday morning note August 24, 2006  Butterfly bringing hope. Bearing gracefully pain & hardship. Good morning!  How I wish you could have had the 10:30 experience that I had last night.  Several weeks ago […]

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