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
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?
I sit in church on Sunday and listen to amazing sermons and feel at peace. Church inspires me to write, to be a better person, to live for Christ. Church is my home base in many ways. I love the worship music, but mostly I love the way God speaks to my spirit during church.… Continue reading Being Real
There are events in life we do not have control over. One of those events is death. A close friend passed into heaven this morning. She courageously battled cancer for over four years. She didn't complain and ALWAYS greeted me with a huge smile. I will always remember her laugh, we could laugh about anything. I'm… Continue reading Life Lessons with Jen
Life is hard. Everyday we face challenges, moments that overwhelm even the most positive people. In those seconds we make a choice: we choose to become discouraged and give up or persevere and overcome. When we decide we are going to stick with it and try again, we become an overcomer. My 9 year-old daughter… Continue reading Are you an Overcomer?
Today marks three weeks into the New Year. I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. I never have been. Many of my friends make them and I enjoy reading about their life changes and plans for the coming year. One friend has committed to living a vegan lifestyle, she is documenting her journey on Facebook. … Continue reading My Word for the Year: GRATITUDE
Today we celebrate my Savior's birth, I will raise my voice in thanksgiving and praise for all the blessings He has bestowed on me. It's not because of those blessings that I worship Him, but rather because of what He did for me on the cross. Over 2,000 years ago Jesus came to this earth as… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Jesus!
Looking back over the past year I am reminded of all my blessings. I am thankful for my husband who loves me, even when I drive him crazy. We are complete opposites in so many ways, but the longer we are married the more I treasure him. He's my best friend. I love him for… Continue reading What I am thankful for…
A fellow writer and amazing author, Morgan Busse, posted a series of questions on her blog last year. I loved the format, and like Morgan I also love answering questionnaires. I am totally geeky that way. I thought it was a fun way to get to know Morgan, so I saved the list thinking I… Continue reading 42 Things you might want to know…
It was raining when we went to the mall. Not the perfect day for a family outing, but we went anyway. We were all happy to be together. It was a good day to just hang out and have fun as a family, even if we did get a little wet in the process. After… Continue reading Why I became THAT crazy woman at the mall