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
We can watch sitcoms or movies and see unhealthy relationships portrayed as exciting or normal. While in the movies the victim of abuse might be rescued by an observant character or take matters into their own hands and kill the abuser in self-defense. I would not recommend anyone in a dangerous situation wait to be… Continue reading “That’s Not Abuse.”
I'm being honest, here. I don't want to forgive what has happened. I'm told over and over by my loved ones that I'm justified in my hurt. Why should I forgive? During a recent church service I was on my knees before the Lord. It was only Him and me in that moment. Nothing else… Continue reading I don’t want to forgive
My blog may appear silent to you but on my end, it's been a place of safety. I have processed intense pain, tears, and abandonment. At the time, I knew it was important to document these words because in doing so I felt closer to God. I just didn't feel it was right to share… Continue reading What’s Your Story?
When is the last time you put your phone down or stepped away from the election coverage? I'm thinking you need a break. I sure do! Just in time...today is National Play Outside Day. Do you need a few ideas? Explore hiking trails near you.Check out every park in your neighborhood and climb, slide, swing… Continue reading November 7th: National Play Outside Day!
Today is National Coffee with a Cop day! Take a moment today and if you see a law enforcement officer at the donut shop, Starbucks, or a local coffee shop, then consider paying for their coffee. Stay safe and make a difference. -Stacey
National Do Something Nice Day!
It's National Homemade Cookie Day!
Here in Houston we live for October 1st because it means we have crossed the threshold from summer to fall. We put pumpkins on our front porch while we enjoy cold mornings and fading summer afternoons. This is the gateway to every children's favorite holiday... Halloween! Will you be trick or treating this year? Leave… Continue reading Crossing into Fall
There is no question that divorce is painful. It's the pulling apart of two souls. I look at my soon to be ex-husband and I'm sad. I mourn over the loss of future memories. I mourn over the pain I have felt the last seventeen years. I wonder why some people are blessed with amazing… Continue reading Pain
At the end of every year, I pray about a word for next year. Through scripture and prayer, I find a word that speaks to my soul. I seek a word that when I pray about it I feel a stirring in my spirit. Sometimes, the word makes sense, but more often I'm surprised by… Continue reading Be Brave