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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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Praying For Our President

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

I watched, with pride, the swearing in of our 44th president.  I experienced pride in being a citizen of the greatest country on earth.  Pride in a country that allows each person’s voice to be heard in the form of a vote without coercion and fear.  Pride in the civility of the transfer of power […]

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God Wants You To Succeed

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

God wants you to succeed!!! Many Holy Ghost filled people live their lives in fear that God is just waiting to pull the rug out from under them or slap them upside the head at the slightest provocation.  Lip service is given to God’s amazing grace and His infinite mercy but we seem to think […]

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Enemies, Both Foreign & Domestic

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

Today is July 4th, a wonderful holiday in the United States.  Most people will celebrate it with cookouts and fireworks, watermelon and ice cream.  It’s Independence Day!!!!  As American’s, we fiercely defend our freedoms.  We fence our yards, defend our rights in the highest courts and shed blood on foreign soil to preserve the freedom […]

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Hurry!! There’s A Deadline!

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

This morning as the fog was slowly replaced by conscious thought, I remembered something I had been meaning to get to all week.  It suddenly hit me, I am a PROCRASTINATOR.  According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, a procrastinator is someone who intentionally puts off doing something that should be done.  According to my daughter-in-law, Jenesa, “It’s […]

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The Door Was Open, But You Didn’t Respond!

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

The Door Was Open, But You Didn’t Respond!   Last Saturday was one of those rare Michigan November days.  The temperature hit the mid-sixties, t-shirts were the clothing of choice and although screens have been traded for glass, I just had to leave the door wide open to enjoy the sun.  A friend dropped by […]

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Ready To Give A Defense

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

Have you ever been accused of being “defensive?”  It seems that if one person makes a statement that violates your beliefs or values and you try to explain what you really believe or why that has become your core belief, the immediate response is, “Why are you being defensive?”  My response is Offenses always make […]

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More Than A Word, He Is The Word

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

It happens every year after Thanksgiving; a clerk says “Happy Holidays” and offends a customer who wanted to hear “Merry Christmas.”  The doorman says, “Merry Christmas” before realizing the patron is celebrating Hanukah or doesn’t celebrate any holiday at all.  There have been lawsuits, fired employees, school parties renamed and certain songs banned all because […]

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If Only

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

Have you ever indulged in the mind game, “If Only?”  Most of us have at one time or another.  Usually we’ve experienced a bad situation and a little depression has set in.  Don’t be fooled, this game will not help!  Your “pity party” will continue until you stop the game or do something that fulfills […]

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You Can Have The Cookie Later!

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

“Mo, mo,” a little voice pleaded, through the cookie Caleb had just shoved past his crumb-ringed lips.  It is so hard for this Grandma to resist his requests, especially when accompanied by the cutest little smile you have ever seen.  I gathered all my resolve and answered, “Not now Caleb, wait until after lunch.”  The […]

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Making Lemonade

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

“Making lemonade, we’re making lemonade; in the sunshine or the shade, we’re making lemon-a-a-ade,” the song continued as Caleb and I enjoyed another viewing of “Boz.”  Actually, I think I know the entire DVD by heart.  I was still a little puzzled to have the song play over and over in my head all night.  […]

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