On an Average Day in America…

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* 28 mailmen are bitten by dogs* Each of us, on average, produces nearly 6 pounds of garbage* 41 million people go school (kindergarten through graduate school)* 5,962 couples wed, and before the sun sets, 2,986 divorce * 88 million people watch prime time TV* 10,930,000 cows are milked* 90 million cans of beer are consumed* Every 33 seconds, a …

Part 3 Author of the Week: Susie Larson

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Today concludes the conversation with author and speaker Susie Larson. Find Susie on-line at www.susielarson.com What have you most enjoyed about your writing career? Or Least? I’ve most enjoyed my times alone with God, having to work out a message, or explore a spiritual truth. Every book project is a mountainous task and when you face that empty page and …

Part 2 Author of the Week: Susie Larson

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Today, our conversation continues with author and speaker Susie Larson. Susie, how would you describe the writing journey? Smooth? Bumpy? Or as if you’re pushing a heavy boulder uphill? I would say I’ve had more of a “crock pot” experience. I’ve been in process for a long time. God has taken His sweet time with me and this at times …

Author of the Week: Susie Larson

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Susie Larson has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally to thousands of women about such issues as prayer, balance and the power of our choices. She is the author of several books and many articles, and works as a freelance writer for Focus on the Family. Susie communicates the love of Jesus with passion, humor and conviction. Find Susie on-line at …

One of My Top Worries

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Whenever my husband, Steve, brings up retirement, I start to panic. For very, very, very good reasons. For example, the other day he offered to help me grocery shop. As the check-out guy took our cart, Steve said, “I think I have an idea for some productivity improvements here.” “Huh?” I asked distractedly, sliding my Visa through the credit card …

Barna Research Poll on Evangelicals

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A Barna Research Poll on Evanglicals asked the question of how often they break the Ten Commandments. Here’s some of the findings… Thou Shalt Not Steal: 86% said they don’t stealHonor Thy Mother and Father: 77% said they doThou Shalt Not Commit Adultery: 82% said they remain faithfulThou Shalt Not Lie: 48% said they don’t lieThou Shalt Not Covet: 53% …

Conversations with Dad

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I haven’t written funny things my Dad has said lately (he’s suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease) because, well, the funny moments are becoming increasingly rare. Dad continues a gradual slip into, hmmm, let’s call it a second childhood. Or maybe toddlerhood? But this conversation is one I’ll always remember! Dad: “So when is that um, ur, uh?” Suzanne: “My book?” (Note …

11 Things You Won’t Learn in High School

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Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a high school about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talked about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world. Rule 1 : Life is not fair …

5 Things a Rejection Letter Can Never Take from Me

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After receiving a rather RUDE rejection letter from a publisher the other day, I felt a little out of sorts. Well, maybe a lot out of sorts. The next day, my agent happened to mention that the publisher sends out the exact same (RUDE) response on every rejection. Even though I felt better after knowing that piece of rather critical …