Entries by Susie Shellenberger

Liar! (Part 3)

The apostle John mentions six types of liars in his short five-chapter book of 1 John. #1: People who say they’re Christians but actually walk indarkness. #2: People who claim they haven’t sinned because they’ve redefined sin according to culture’s standards. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and […]

Liar! (Part 2)

The apostle John mentions six types of liars in his short five-chapter book of 1 John. #1: People who say they’re Christians but actually walk in darkness. “If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth” (1 John 1:6 NIV). If […]

Liar! (Part 1)

Ever heard this phrase: “Liar, Liar! Pants on fire!” It’s a phrase that children like to scream at each other whenever they think the other is lying. It’s really a stupid thing to say—because if your pants actually caught on fire when you lied, more politicians would be dead. (Ha! I couldn’t resist.) I did […]


Women speak an average of 20,000 words a day while men average 7,000. Knowing this is the average amount of words you’ll use in any given day, you can decide to use your words to bless people or to gossip about them. And this decision can be a game-changer! Make it a point to LISTEN […]

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? […]


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 […]