susan walley schlesman

author, teacher, soul-seeker, litérateur

where hope grows through literature, faith, and family

How to Live Well

Living well means different things to different people. To a refugee, it means safety and security. To a corporate executive, it might mean a penthouse in the city, a beach house, and perhaps a lodge at Vail and a bunch of other things I don’t even know to mention....

I’m not supposed to feel normal

I just got back from Ethiopia. I’m having trouble fitting back into my normal life. I’m back in a world that doesn’t smell of diesel fuel, spices, and unwashed humanity. Cars don’t mingle with pedestrians in the streets, all merging and swerving and honking with...

Hello, I’m your sponsor

Hello, I'm your sponsor. Have you ever said that? Maybe you've given money for Little League trips or band trips or missions trips for a teenager who mailed you a letter or knocked on your door. Maybe you volunteer at a boys' or girls' club. Maybe you attend AA. Maybe...

I have a dream, too

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! It’s hard to know what to say about a man who risked everything for freedom and equality. It’s hard to choose a favorite quote because Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said so many profound and inspiring things. It's hard to even dream a...

12 Resolutions you’ll want to keep

  It’s time to set goals and resolutions for the new year. I don’t know about you, but I’m chewing my lip a little. (Yes, I’m hankering for a Christmas cookie, but that’s beside the point.) I can think of so many resolutions I should add to my list. Making them is...

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