Entries by Susie Shellenberger

Never the Same

I’m in Quito, Ecuador. For the past 17 years I’ve taken students (and adults to help me) on two-week international mission trips. My friend Steve Goley, with Big World Ventures out of Tulsa, Okla., actually puts the details together for me (flights, ministries, hotel, translators, etc.) so I can simply concentrate on loving and ministering. […]


The paint is still wet on the canvas. The colors glisten in the sun. Texture and technique equal vibrancy extraordinaire. The Artist has created brilliance.   But instead of putting down His brush, He waves it over His creation and breathes directly into the painting. The colors receive His breath and begin to move. Rhythm […]

Did You Know . . .

• Michael J. Fox’s middle name is Andrew. • My middle name is Sue. (No, it’s not Susie Sue. Susie is my nickname for Sue. I’ve always been called Susie. My first name is Marjorie—after my mother.) • Twelve percent of all the Coca-Cola in America is drunk at breakfast. • That God collects your […]

Just Being Careful

There’s a tan spot on the outside of my hand that I’ve had for a few years. It just looks like an age spot, and I never thought twice about it—until the other day when I happened to touch it and noticed that it was slightly raised. I panicked. Skin cancer. Melanoma? I made an […]