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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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No Excuse Monday

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

Excuses, Excuses, you hear them every day.  The dictionary defines excuse as a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise. I am amazed at the excuses we come up with to justify our behavior or lack of action.  As a Mom, Department Manager and Pastor’s wife, I think I have […]

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I Want To Be A Balcony Person

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

A year or two ago, my friend, Suzanne and my sister, Anita recommended that I read a book by Joyce Landorf Heatherley, entitled Balcony People.  I finally bought the book and have read it through twice.   It is a small book, only about 60 pages but it contains a very powerful message.  It deals with […]

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Irritated, Broken, And Through The Fire

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

I have spent a lot of time lately reflecting over my life, examining where I’ve been and where I would like to go.  I wish I had written down my goals and vision of the future every 10 years and put them in safe keeping for later evaluation.  What would I have written at 20, […]

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I Just Want To Enter The Holy Of Holies

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

Standing with the congregation around the Outer Court, one could fill the excitement building, it wouldn’t be long now.  Today was the Day of Atonement.  It was the one day every year when the High Priest would go before the Lord with blood of the sacrifice and the burden of the prior year’s sin would […]

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Icing On The Cake

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

Have you ever heard people say things that make no sense at all?  I don’t understand the saying, “Have their cake and eat it too.”  It seems to me that the only use for cake is to eat it.  And, why would someone give you a piece of cake and then be surprised that you […]

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The Land of The Familiar

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

Have you ever noticed how you ignore the details of the familiar?  This is true in marriage, with your children and life in general.  Those beautiful eyes that made you melt have just become necessary features in a beloved face.  The lips that you could kiss for hours, now receive the cursory goodbye peck as […]

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Be A Lifter

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

Are you a doer or an advisor?  We always seem full of words but lacking in the action category although most circumstances require action rather than words.  The following is an excerpt from the devotional book, Encouragement Changes Everything by John Maxwell. Years ago, I came across a piece about someone who fell into a […]

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Let Go And Let God

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

I am a take-charge person.  If you put me in any group, after about 2 minutes of pleasantries and indecisiveness, I take charge and usually emerge as the group leader.  It’s not that I have to be the head of everything or even want the role but someone has to guide the group, so I […]

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An Engagement Ring From God

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

Yesterday was Earth Day.  There were celebrations all over the world to increase the awareness of our responsibility to the environment and its preservation.  My sister reported that she ate at a restaurant that served food in the dark, the grocery store was promoting the use of canvas bags and many trees were planted.  I […]

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If it was wrong in 1850

By Susan Niswonger / 6 months ago

The Bible is very clear in naming the evil and sin that transcends generations and cultures, however, every generation defines evil and sin in their own terms.  Generational and cultural sins usually have to do with new or changing ideas, expression or technology.  We make laws with specific definition and police the vice until the […]

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