susan walley schlesman

author, teacher, soul-seeker, litérateur

where hope grows through literature, faith, and family

3 Reasons to honor Father’s Day (even if you don’t have your dad)

3 Reasons to honor Father's Day (even if you don't have your dad) If you don’t have a dad or you’re not a dad or you don’t have a great dad, then you don’t like Father’s Day all that much. I hear you, and it’s okay. But that doesn't make honoring fathers or the day...

What’s your cover look like?

What's your cover look like? I got my almost-final cover for Soulspeak: Praying change into unexpected places this week from my publisher. They still need to alter the font sizes some, but it’s nearly done. Here’s a sneak-peak at what we have so far. Now that we’re...

How your calling is formed (i.e. me starring in a play, losing my wig, & ad libbing)

How your calling is formed (i.e. me starring in a play, losing my wig, & ad libbing) It’s funny how life happens in scenes. Almost like a play. Around my sophomore year of high school, I played Jo March in our school’s production of “Little Women.” As the...

5 ways shame sneaks into our lives

5 ways shame sneaks into our lives Shame is a sneaky little bugger. It renames itself. It invades your thoughts and actions. It makes you want to hide or run away. It magnifies your other emotions. It redefines your identity. Other than that, it’s completely healthy....

3 ways to celebrate Mother’s Day (and keep its original purpose)

3 ways to celebrate Mother's Day (and keep its original purpose) Mother's Day is two days away. I'm monitoring my expectations. Not because I think my husband and sons will blow it--but because I never know how it's going to hit me. I'm emotional about Mother's Day...

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