susan walley schlesman

author, teacher, soul-seeker, litérateur

where hope grows through literature, faith, and family

15 things I’m thankful for in 2020

15 things I'm thankful for in 2020 It's still 2020, but I'm thankful for 15 things (at least) I’m up early. It’s Thanksgiving, and I’ve got poultry that still hasn’t thawed and side dishes to put in the oven, and I’m regretting not having installed a double oven in my...

Finding a new direction when life is uncertain

Finding a new direction when life is uncertain At the request of several readers, I'm posting my first November newsletter here so you all can read it, in case you're not on my email list (which you should be!--go subscribe in the side margin or on the home page)....

Soft molasses cookies: favorite fall recipe #4

Soft molasses cookies: favorite fall recipe #4 My favorite fall recipe #4: soft molasses cookies. Yes, soft. Spicy-sweet magic. If you've ever loved gingerbread men, ginger snaps, or gingerbread houses, you're getting close. But these cookies are way better. They have...

3 ways to handle unwanted seasons (in life)

3 ways to handle unwanted seasons (in life) There’s a time for everything. But life doesn’t tend to follow the time-table you lay out for it. That’s why I'd like to share 3 ways to handle unwanted seasons in your life. I'm not just talking about winter ('cause who...

Best pumpkin bread ever: favorite fall recipe #3

Best pumpkin bread ever: favorite fall recipe #3 I’m too much in my house this fall. This is a travesty that requires the best pumpkin bread ever. You see, baking gets me out of the house. I have an usual autumn routine. I like to bake in the fall. And then I like to...

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