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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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More Than A Word, He Is The Word

By Susan Niswonger / 4 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 / 4 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 / 4 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 / 4 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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No Excuse Monday

By Susan Niswonger / 4 years 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 / 4 years 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 / 4 years 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 / 4 years 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 / 4 years 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 / 4 years 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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