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
When God calls us to forgive, and we aren't ready, what happens? I was called to forgive those who hurt me, but it took over a year to obey. Read my story on suburbanthoughts.com
Not only was I carrying this secret of a cancer diagnosis but I was also carrying deep shame over having a sexually transmitted disease. My world was being rocked at the very core of my being: my faith.
You can ask God for anything. What is the one thing you would ask Him for? Healing from a disease? Wealth to provide for your family? A long-desired child to hold in your arms? The list seems endless on the things we could ask God to do or provide. “At Gibeon the Lord appeared to… Continue reading His is Trustworthy
1 Kings 3:16-28 Imagine you and another woman live in the same house. You are both single mothers and rely on one another to make the rent and survive. When you discover you are both pregnant you rejoice in knowing that your friend will be walking the same journey with you. You both rejoice over… Continue reading The Love of a Parent
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!