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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 Is Not Impressed!!!

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

Do you ever find yourself trying to impress God?  If I get that promotion, buy my dream home or drive the right automobile, surely God will see how important I am!  OK, I know material things don’t impress God, but if my congregation reaches 500 or I get to sing at the Ladies Conference; after […]

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Wristbands, Ribbons And Bumper Stickers

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

It is official, all of America is aware!   Yesterday, millions of women across the United States told their friends, acquaintances, and the world the color of a particular undergarment and in the process, broadcasted the fact that there is a disease called Breast Cancer.  Now if you have survived this disease or know of someone […]

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That’s Not The God I Wanted!

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

In the midst of his sermon, last Sunday, the preacher made the statement, “They hate us because they hate God!”  As I pondered that statement, I realized that people don’t really hate God, they hate the holiness of God that reveals sin, they hate their responsibility to Him, they hate the absoluteness of the truth […]

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One Board At A Time

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

  Mackenzie and Madison are going to get a new little sister in June. In anticipation of Baby Anabel’s arrival, Maddie is relinquishing her crib and graduating to sharing a trundle bed with Mackenzie.  To make the transition a little more exciting, Holly (Mom) decided to take the opportunity to redecorate their room.  Of course, […]

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But I Don’t Want To Be Different!

By Susan Niswonger / a couple of years ago

1 Samuel 8 relates a time in Israel’s history when they had wandered from God’s plan for their life and decided they just didn’t want to be different anymore.  Verse 4 begins, “Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah, 5And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and […]

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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 / 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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