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Susan Niswonger

I am a Home Missions Pastor's wife. I have been married to the most wonderful, Godly man in the world for 33 years. We have 2 sons, 2 grandson and 3 granddaughters. 42 years ago, at the age of 9, I was baptized in Jesus Name and received the Holy Ghost. It gets better every day.

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A Hop, A Skip, And A Walk Around The Block

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of days ago

A Hop, A Skip, And A Walk Around The Block If you want to experience life on another level, take a walk with a 2-year old.  Yesterday, while Mommy and Nathan went to visit the doctor, Caleb and Grandma went for a walk.  Walking with a child won’t get your heart rate up to a […]

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Why Pray?

By Susan Niswonger / 3 weeks ago

Have you ever heard anyone make the statement, “Why pray?”  It is usually in reference to lost hope and a lack of faith that prayer is going to make a difference.  During my morning devotions the thought entered my mind.  It wasn’t in reference to a lack of faith or the subject of my petition; […]

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Follow Me But Don’t Step in It

By Susan Niswonger / 3 weeks ago

Follow Me but Don’t Step in It   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Saturday morning, armed with a plastic bag and trowel, I began the highly anticipated job of picking up what the dog had left behind. Wait, that’s not very spiritual. Let me […]

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Broken Toys

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of months ago

A beautiful little boy came to live with a wonderful family. He brought such joy to the thankful Dad and Mom as they watched him grow and change. They wanted to buy him a special gift to show how much they loved him. Dad and Mom arrived home with a soft teddy bear. Little Boy […]

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Because of God’s Grace

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

The following is a devotional I received this morning.  It left me with a feeling of uncertainty rather than hope.  Any rebuttal that I can write would be sorely inadequate, so I asked one of my favorite thinkers and writers to stand in my place.  Below the devotional is the commentary written by my son […]

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Opportunity Lost (almost)

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

January 1, the dawn of a new year, an opportunity for a fresh start; sure it is all a mental exercise, but half of the battle is getting ourselves into the right frame of mind.  Many people say they don’t believe in setting a New Year’s Resolution, but I think it is because of their […]

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A Wing And A Prayer; Then Came A Savior

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

A Wing And A Prayer; Then Came A Savior This week we witnessed a “Miracle on the Hudson.”  Soon after takeoff, a flock of geese flew into the engines of a jet.  Both engines were taken out and the pilot had to make an emergency landing.  As the facts began to come in, we learned […]

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Three Strikes – You’re Out; Six Strikes – Total Victory

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

Have you ever tried and failed; heard that “three times is a charm,” and it wasn’t; been told, “Three strikes you’re out” and believed it?  If any of these statements apply to a situation in your life, it is a situation with which you are still struggling, but probably have given up on ever experiencing […]

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Instrument of Freedom or Historical Document

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

Instrument of Freedom or Historical Document The powerful first line of the Declaration of Independence jumped off the page as I reread one of our most valuable documents. When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume […]

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And If I Be Lifted Up

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

What an eventful month we have experienced this June.  North Korea is threatening to launch a missile at Hawaii, Iran is experiencing an uprising that despite their government’s efforts continues to gain strength, and President Obama advances with his mission to bring us level with the rest of the international socialist communities.  Last week a […]

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