Susan speaks at conferences, group meetings, and retreats. Contact her at susan@practicalinspirations.com to book a speaking engagement. Developing a Standard with No Compromise* Raising a family can be like the Israelites wandering in the desert: you need a banner to follow or you may wander for forty years. Learn how to develop a Biblical standard that fits

Prepare for peace

Prepare for Peace

This post contains some affiliate links. Please see my disclosure statementPlease see my disclosure statement. “Are you ready for Christmas?” “I’m usually have everything ready around January 19.” Yes, I’ve often answered this way. There was a time that I didn’t really feel ready for Christmas. Maybe my idea of being prepared for the holiday

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Thanksgiving – Coping with mental illness

“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens.” I Thess 5:16-18 (MSG) What? I’m supposed to go around with a happy face pasted on? Days when our loved ones’ mental illness is causing great distress for everyone, it is hard to even think about cheerful. Hallucinations, violent outburst, or