susan walley schlesman

author, teacher, soul-seeker, litérateur

where hope grows through literature, faith, and family

How to pray over your kids without losing sleep

How to pray over your kids without losing sleep Ha! Tricked you. When you're freaking about kids' heartaches, you will lose sleep. When you're worried about their choices or their self-esteem, you will lose sleep. If you struggle over what to say, how much to say,...

How I pack for the beach (really)

How I pack for the beach (really) I just un-packed my suitcase from having spent a week at the beach. I'm surprised how much it resembles un-packing from a week at camp when I was a little kid. I wore almost none of the things I had packed. Does this happen to you? I...

3 ways to handle grief (inspired by a random stranger)

3 ways to handle grief (inspired by a random, wonderful stranger) The coolest, most random and affirming thing happened this week. I grieved with a total stranger, and I felt joy in doing it. I’ll tell you in a minute how it happened. Let me just preface the story by...

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...

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