Entries by Susie Shellenberger

The Next Step

Oftentimes we make “knowing God’s will” into something much harder than it really is. Most of the time, it’s simply taking the next step. Doing what’s right. Walking forward. I think of Moses. Yes, he’s known for leading God’s chosen people out of the bondage of Egypt’s slavery, but the scene begins when he was […]

Taking God at His Word

My 95-year- old aunt passed away in November, 2016. And my almost-93- year-old Dad passed away in February, 2017. Both of them had pre-paid their funeral costs. Years ago they met with the local funeral home director, selected the casket and made monthly payments until everything was paid for—including the honorariums to pay the minister […]

Please Push Pause

Sometimes we all need to push life’s pause button. Check this out: “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” (Exodus 33:14)   I don’t deny the fact that I need a break. But you need one, too! So . . . how about taking one together? Seriously. Would you consider […]

How Come?

Once in a while, I’m going to use this blog as a way to answer some questions I’ve received. I recently got this one—and maybe you have friends who struggle with this as well: It doesn’t seem fair that God would send people to hell who have never heard of Him. How can this be? […]

Rewards

Congrats! God wants to reward you. He says this in Revelation 2:2: “I know how many good things you are doing. I have watched your hard work. . . .” (The Living Bible) He knows exactly how many good things you’ve done. Think about it: Every good thing you do is seen by your heavenly […]

We Have a Weapon

We hate satan. And we hate it when he messes with us. But guess what—God has given you a weapon to rip satan’s strategies to shreds. We’re told in Ephesians 6:17 that God has gifted us with the sword of the Spirit—which is the Word of God. The sword referred to in this Scripture, comes […]

God Holds Us Close

Many of you know that my precious Dad (Elmer B. Shellenberger) passed away a month ago. He was almost 93. He was my hero. When I was a little girl, I asked him to build me something: “Daddy, will you make me one of those things that people stand behind when they speak?” “You mean […]

Outside the Box

One glance at the Grand Canyon, a laughing hyena and Niagara Falls shows that we serve a God of creativity. And because HE is creative, He loves to pour His creativity into His children. Check out one of my favorite Scriptures from the Message: “Live creatively, friends. Make a careful exploration of who you are […]