To the Top of Mt. Shasta!

Starting at six a.m. today, my husband, two sons, and one son-in-law have started their ascent to summit Mt. Shasta.

Thankfully, I’ve been too busy to be worried. I have two gigantic dogs as houseguests, in addition to my own dog and my Guide Dog for the Blind puppy-in- training. These dogs are such “enthusiastic” greeters that they scared off a seasoned electrician at the door the other day.

Other houseguests, the human kind, are due in today.

Still…whenever there’s a quiet moment, my mind drifts to that mountain.

Oh, the sights they will see! Think of the stars at night…close enough to reach out and touch.

“Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one,
and calls them each by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing” (Isaiah 40:26, NIV).

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    There’s nothing like being out in nature to worship in awe of our Creator!

  2. Joanna says:

    Great verses Suzanne-thanks for a breath of fresh air!