susan walley schlesman

author, teacher, soul-seeker, litérateur

hope and justice FOR A BETTER WORLD

How to get your prayers answered in 2021

How to get your prayers answered in 2021 How to get your prayers answered in 2021. Interested in that happening? Believe it or not, it's a promise from God. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.Jesus, in John 14:13...

A sugar-free poem

A sugar-free Poem If you can't have a sugar-free life, at least read this sugar-free poem. It’s time again for my sugar fast I’ve turned away from sweets at last. It happens every New Year’s Day-- A resolution, you might say, To read all labels in the store, To pass...

A new word for the New Year

A new word for the New Year Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.Willa Cather, On Writing: Critical Studies on Writing as an Art Every new year deserves a new word. I’ve gotten into the habit of choosing a new word every year. It sums up my...

Why we don’t like surprises in real life (a Christmas confession)

Why we don't like surprises in real life (a Christmas confession) I'm not that fond of surprises, not even at Christmas. I like the idea of a surprise, but I don’t actually like the reality of it. Not knowing what will happen stresses me out. It always has. Maybe...

How to keep the wonder in Christmas

How to keep the wonder in Christmas Wonder. Magic. The power of the holiday. The essence of Christmastime. How do you keep the wonder in Christmas? So hard to define and so easy to lose. Because of the lure of wonder, I always snooped in closets and under the tree...

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