The Story Behind this Blog


Three major pushes have brought me to the risky, yet hungry place where I join thousands of others who long to write a blog.

PIECE # 1 ~ God’s Pursuit God has been pursuing me since I was born, but I began to notice His pursuit around the end of the 1990’s. He daily continued to seek me, whether I was willing and eager—or not. He continues his pursuing. I now realize that I want Him to never stop. I began to write journal responses and prayers on my laptop in response to studying God’s Word almost 15 years ago. It was my way of responding to God’s pursuit. This is still a daily relationship. The more I discover the more I want to know. I don’t do well when it doesn’t happen.

 Self Expression via Tech  I’ve been hooked on the use of a technology for work and self-expression for 30+ years. Blogging—online self-expression seemed to fit the geek in me

New Time It’s been almost eight years since I let go of a lifetime job as an educator in our public schools. I love teaching. It took 38 years of learning from my students and my colleagues to become what many others deemed as a master teacher.

I lived, breathed, and often ate being a teacher. I never once thought that I was wasting my time or that my work was something I no longer wanted to do. It was for me 24/7. I never felt like I was ‘done’ learning. But…now I have all this time, with a continued need to express myself that came so often as an educator.

  And the whisper of God began…

Tell others. Use technology.

I have heard that quiet, still voice of God before. He has always chosen very, very few words:

She will be OK.” , or

He’s on a journey to freedom.” , or

“It’s Time!”

If I were to put the message He has wanted me to share into one simple statement it would be this:

“Don’t sit on what you believe. ~ Act on what you believe. “

That’s why this blog is called…

Arise!

to Shine!

Reflect His Light!   Get His work done!

and… there is a another piece:

BOOKS

4 Comments on The Story Behind this Blog

  1. Barb
    June 29, 2011 at 6:48 pm (6 years ago)

    Suzi! I have been meaning to comment on your new blog ever since you first sent me the e-mail about it. Good for you! What a great way to not only express yourself, worship the Lord AND share with others. I am honored to call you “Cuz”. Keep blogging and, above all, keep listening to the voice of our Lord! Love, Barb

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    • Suzanne
      July 6, 2011 at 12:52 am (6 years ago)

      Barb, thank you for your encouragement. I feel most at home when I am listening to God. Hopefully, I will have something to offer all of us- happy to be YOUR Cuz, S

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  2. Dalene
    June 18, 2011 at 11:42 pm (6 years ago)

    Dear Cuz,
    How wonderful for you to listen to the voice of God! I have seen you do that over and over and over with a longing to not just hear, but also to do. After all, what is the point of hearing God speak if we are not willing to do what the all-wise One says is the next best step for us!
    Just like Moses, turning aside to see what the burning bush was all about, you have turned aside, willing to follow where God leads. And out of the bush, God speaks. May you notice many burning bushes as you walk this new (well….perhaps not wholely new….but different) path…..and may God speak often!
    Beautiful site. Love your transparency and courage.
    Love,
    Dalene

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    • Suzanne
      June 24, 2011 at 2:21 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks for your heart Dalene! I appreciate your words of encouragement. You have the gift of discernment and such words really hit the gut of what I am trying to do and what I hope to do. love, s

      Reply

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