susan walley schlesman

author, teacher, soul-seeker, litérateur

where hope grows through literature, faith, and family

Who are you and why are you here?

Who are you and why are you here? It seems like a lot of heavy things have been happening lately in the world. Or maybe it’s just me getting older more irritated at the idiocy and indecency of humanity. I’m so weary of the complete lack of justice, dignity, and...

Blessing someone on Valentine’s Day

(moving away from expectations and into remembrance) Where there is great love, there are always wishes.Willa Cather The “Galentines” craze has caught on—and no wonder. What girl wants to feel under-valued simply because the retail market needs a money-maker between...

5 attributes of Eastern religions

(and how they differ from Christianity) 5 attributes of Eastern religions (and how they differ from Christianity) “What’s the difference between my Hindu friends who do good things and me? I believe in Jesus, but it seems that everything else we do is the same. I...

I’m doing hard things and I suck at it

I'm doing hard things and I suck at it (and some Tom Brady trivia) Last week, I felt inspired to write about doing hard things. I have taken my own advice and had one of the busiest, hardest, and most stressful weeks ever. Here is how I’ve responded to my challenge:...

How to do hard things (that could change the world)

How to do hard things(that could change the world) I’m knee-deep in doing hard things. Lots of them. And I feel completely incapable, unprepared, unsuccessful, and overwhelmed. No surprise, writing a blog this morning to tell other people how to do hard things was the...

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