Thank you for visiting suburbanthoughts.com. I look forward to sharing my passion for life with you on these pages. I love books, writing, my family, and God. It's through the grace of God that I am able to write and I pray the words that follow will bless you. I'm currently writing my fourth manuscript,… Continue reading Welcome
This past month at our church retreat I learned something about myself. Have you ever thought you were depending on God, but then realized you were trying to handle life on your own terms? I suppose in my mind I expected God to see how awesome my ideas were and endorse them. The retreat topic… Continue reading Feelings
Dear Grandma, It's been a year since you moved to Heaven. A year without a phone call, the sound of your laugh, talking politics, or sharing family news. By now, you've walked with Jesus and sang with the angels. You've talked to Noah and discussed life with Peter. Have you moved into your mansion yet?… Continue reading Remembering
In the beginning, I had so many mixed feelings over my word for 2018. EXPECT. When I prayed for what my word would be this year, I had several thoughts about what would work. I actually prayed and told God what I thought my word should be, but instead of rejoicing I only received an… Continue reading 2018: Expect
I started the year with the word, FORWARD. After much prayer, I felt like that was the word God gave me and I embraced it anxious to see how God would use it. For years, I had worked on a story by re-writing it several times. It was the story of my heart. I was… Continue reading Year in Review
Have you heard of Humans of New York? I love their Facebook posts because they bring people into my life who have a story to tell. Today while watching episode 2 of their new series a man said, "I don't want to be remembered. I didn't achieve my dream." If I could tell him one thing,… Continue reading Will you be Remembered?
From the blood-soaked sand of the Roman arena, a divine destiny will rise. For as long as Jonathan Tarquinius can remember, everyone has wanted something from him. His half brother wants him dead. His master’s wife wants his innocence. The gladiator dealers want him to fight—and die—for their greed. Rome’s most famous prostitute wants his love. And… Continue reading Giveaway: Chasing the Lion