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Faith and Good Will

Posted by Susan N. Swann on Sunday, December 30, 2012, In : Keeping Faith 
We are closing yet another cherished season of good will toward all.  A time when tight wallets creak open just a little bit wider for the benefit of others ; a time when we make a conscious effort to be more generous, patient, and loving to both friend and foe alike. It seems essential that we have an annual holiday season that allows us to take stock of our lives and think about what's most important. And we find that this experience of stepping outside ourselves creates that warm, tingly f...
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Gratitude and Faith

Posted by Susan N. Swann on Sunday, November 25, 2012, In : Gratitude 

Many of us just celebrated Thanksgiving; certainly one of the most beloved American holidays of the year. A time to be thankful and grateful for what we have, if ever there was one.

Thanksgiving is, in fact, an event, along with Christmas, that some might call: "The picture perfect holiday." -At least that's the way Norman Rockwell painted it. But families, while often wonderful, are usually far from perfect. Kids argue, babies cry, parents get tired from all the preparation, tempers sometimes...


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His grace is sufficient

Posted by Susan N. Swann on Sunday, August 5, 2012, In : Grace 

Christ related the now familiar parable of the day laborers to his followers.The essence of the parable is that it doesn't matter the hour when we choose to begin our labors in the vineyard.The point is that we choose to labor at all. While it is paradoxically much easier to begin our course, run a steady race, and complete the journey on schedule, we can join the runners at any time.The important thing is not how fast we run or how soon we start, but that we at last cross the finish line. If...


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Choose Faith


Susan N. Swann I left my faith behind for 15 years,.During that time, I believed only in reason and lost all faith. Three years ago, my perspective shifted, and I reverted to my faith. I began once again to believe not in the ultimate randomness of life's events, but to believe instead that belief in God gives our lives purpose. I chose faith over doubt. Choosing faith is the focus of this blog.

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