susan walley schlesman

author, teacher, soul-seeker, litérateur

where hope grows through literature, faith, and family

My secret, favorite fall recipes

My secret, favorite fall recipes It's my favorite cooking time of the year. In fact, I love my autumn recipes so much, I'm going to share them. One per week, so keep checking back. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting Sometimes, I call these delectable home-ade...

The difference between wanting peace & making peace (and how it’s wrecking my perspective)

The difference between wanting peace and making peace (and how it's wrecking my perspective) It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.Eleanor Roosevelt So it turns out, peacemaking is not...

Let America be America

Let America be America We live in two Americas. White and non-white. Republican and Democrat. Liberal and Conservative. Christian and non-Christian. Blue-collar and white-collar. Rich and poor. North and South. East and West. Pro-choice and pro-life. Gun rights and...

The 2020 Back-to-School Mom

The 2020 Back-to-school Mom This is an unusual back-to-school season. With the ever-present disquieting threat of COVID-19, 2020 parents must choose to home-school, settle for the online classroom (also requiring supervision), pay for private school, or hire private...

We’re having a COVID wedding!

We're having a COVID wedding! It's actually happening. Our son is getting married. In front of people. After one thousand nine hundred and thirteen changes, my son is getting married on Saturday. (Well, maybe not that many changes, but it sure felt like it.) I didn’t...

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