That Still Small Voice

This is an e-mail that I sent to a friend this week. Just this morning, I received her response back and wanted to share it with you. I thought it was amazing…what a good reminder for us all to listen to God’s “still small voice” when we get that nudge to pray for others. We may never know why, but God knows all. My friend, Kate (not her real name), works as a public defender, representing “the forgotten.”

My e-mail:

Hello there dear Kate!

I’m not sure why…I kept feeling the need to pray for you Sunday night and Monday. Not sure if there was anything going on in your life or if you were just on my mind…

…but I did pray! For your work, for your influence, for your safety and well-being.

I miss you! Wish you were right next door. Suzanne

“Kate’s” response:

Dear Suzanne,

Yesterday I completed what may have been the most physically and mentally challenging week since I started this job – just when I start to think it cannot get any tougher… it does.

The Lord put me on your heart b/c I was surviving on prayers – here I am on a quiet Saturday able to look back and see the way God provided in amazing ways.

Thanks for listening to that still small voice!


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:

    Love it!

  2. Letters From Midlife says:

    I appreciated this. Thank you for sharing.