The Better Relationship Podcast w/ Dr. Michele Summers Colon

  Body Wisdom with Dr. Michele Summers Colon Dr. Michele Summers Colon talks with Susie today about her upcoming book and program, Body Wisdom, that helps change women’s lives by focusing on their self-care. Choosing a healthy diet, consistent sleeping schedule, and mindfulness practices have turned Dr. Michele’s life around, as well the lives of her… Read more »

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Justice and modern day slavery at TED 2015

Social Justice is a global issue, increasingly featured in the news, as the grassroots movement has come center stage. In fact, Forbes ran an article highlighting 5 Activists Fighting for Social Justice who were featured at TED 2105- Just and Unjust Session 9. International Justice Mission, founder Gary Haugen, was one of those Activists, World Changers, Difference Makers. I want to be one too!  As I got involved with this… Read more »

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Is holding on to failures and mistakes keeping you stuck?

Incredible truth… “She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.” Terri St. Cloud, quoted by Brene Brown We rehearse the failures and mistakes of our past…picking the scars open… over and over again. …reminders of pain, markers of shame,… Read more »

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…you are God’s Masterpiece!

What do you say when you talk to yourself. Are they words of life: encouragement, belief, “yay me,” “I am God’s Masterpiece” or death: words that criticize, condemn, shame -beat yourself up with a bat- kind of  words- that make you feel yuck? I have battled with this for years.  For a long time I… Read more »

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A black belt in Grace!

Are your gentle with yourself?  OR do you have an inner dialogue of criticism, “shoula, woulda, coulda’s” that weighs you down-  heavy hearted and discouraged? Unfortunately, I have a black belt in beating myself up.  I wrote about it yesterday.  This morning in my quiet time,  I read these words in Jesus Calling:  “I am… Read more »

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understanding it backward

Part of this post is from a previous post from 2010, but it really does describe some of my struggles today. Monday morning… spent most of the weekend “offline.” It wasn’t hard to be offline, since it was a busy weekend with family and friend. We had our 2 1/2 year old niece overnight- she… Read more »

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Day 47- Resurrection Sunday!

He is not here… He is Risen!   Celebrating with you today the joy of Christ’s Resurrection!!   Here are a few favorite Resurrection Sunday songs that make my heart soar! Christ is Risen, by Matt Maher Living He Loved Me, by Casting Crowns

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day 34- Lenten Journey 2014

Read John 8:1-11 Jesus is at the Temple teaching a large crowd and in the middle of His lesson, the religious scholars ad Pharisees show up and thrust a woman who had been caught in adultery in front of Him, demanding that He pronounce judgment, that He condemn her to the death she deserves for… Read more »

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day 31-Lenten Journey

Read Psalm 34 How Great Thou Art. No matter what…   “I will praise the Lord at all times; my mouth will continually praise Him. I will boast in the Lord, let the oppressed hear and rejoice! Magnify the Lord with me! Let us praise His name together!” Ps 34:1-3 New English Translation   Tonight… Read more »

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day 29- Lenten Journey 2014

Read Psalm 145 Reread Psalm 145:1-3 in these two less familiar translations: Psalms 145:1-3. I will praise You, my God and King, and always honor your name. I will praise You each day and always honor Your name. You are wonderful, LORD, and you deserve all praise, because You are much greater than anyone can… Read more »

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day 1- 40 days of Learning by Leaning into Jesus- 2014 Lenten Journey

Who is in for “40 days of Learning by Leaning into Jesus during Lent 2014”??? I want to invite you to journey together for the next 40 days!  There will be personal reflections, bible passages unpacked and reframed, challenge, and sharing… I hope you will join me!! and feel free to share this link with anyone that you… Read more »

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Since the Tiara Fits…Wear It!

One of my major theological beliefs & teachings is that we are all a Divine Design!  Not only are we made in the image of God, but once we have come to know Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, we are indwelt with the Holy Spirit! “Bookended by divinity” you might say. In all my… Read more »

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Dear Sudan…

I know that i have posted a number of times on the crisis in Darfur, Sudan and it is not because i have nothing else to post about… it is because the Genocide and other atrocities are real and tragic… and i cannot believe that it is happening in our lifetime, in our world! GENOCIDE…systematic,… Read more »

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At the Emergent Leadership Summit

There is a weekly update, the Emergent/C, that can be sent to you via email scroll to btm of page and sign up) or appears on the website, and directs you to the emergent-us blog.  This week’s update is written by Brian McLaren and addresses the issues of diversity and justice as two arenas that… Read more »

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Darfur through the Eyes of Children

Human Rights Watch has a site entitled Darfur Drawn: The Conflict in Darfur Drawn through Children’s Eyes “On mission along the border of Chad and Darfur, Human Rights Watch researchers gave children notebooks and crayons to keep them occupied while they spoke to the children’s parents. Without any instruction or guidance, the children drew scenes… Read more »

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