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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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God, Could You Speed Up The Perfecting?

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

Once I learned how to read there was no stopping me.  The library was only a couple of blocks from our house and in the summer, my brother and I would walk to it almost every day.  I would check out a pile of books in the morning and bring them back that afternoon.  This […]

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What’s Good About The Church?

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

Recently, Steve was talking with a man who wanted to change his life.  He confessed that his attempt to change on his own wasn’t working; he could be good for a short time and then his desires would overwhelm his efforts.  Steve, of course, began to tell him that being filled with the Holy Spirit […]

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Affirmed, Approved and Validated

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

I remember the first time I heard the word, Affirmed.  We had opened a Christian bookstore in St. James, MN.  The shelves were stocked with the latest inspirational books and cds and the card rack was loaded with greeting cards for every occasion imaginable.  I began to notice that our best sellers were cards of […]

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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 / 3 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 / 3 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 / 3 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 / 3 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 / 3 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 / 3 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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