Merry Christmas!

merrychristmasHey beautiful friends. It’s Christmas.

I don’t know if today has been happy or sad or lonely or beautiful or chaotic. But my prayer for you today is that you will sense Jesus.

Today He is your Prince of Peace.

He is your Savior.

He is the Messiah. He is your Counselor. He is your Healer. Your Light in the darkness.

I wish you the merriest of Christmas all day long, wrapped in His love and peace, filled with praise and joy at the sacrifice He made willingly for each of us.

I will be taking the next week off so I’ll see you in 2014!

Love you lots,



  1. Suzie, thank you so much for allowing your hands and heart to be God’s. I love “The Unburdened Heart” and have such a deep admiration for your writing,especially how the grace of Christ shines through every page. I love your blog posts. You are very real and super-inspiring. You validate and you uplift. Merry Christmas and happy new year!

    • Thank you, Lynn. I’m sitting in my home office in my pjs with a cold, and yet I feel so encouraged by your words. Words like yours spur me on, and I love that you took the time to write them. <3

    • Thank you, Lynn. What a kind thing to say. My hope is to be real. Not perfect, for I am far from it, but to discover together all that God is and all that He has for us. I truly believe that knowing God changes us, and I love to watch it unfold in the heart and lives of women around the world. What an amazing privilege to be a teeny tiny part of that.

  2. Merry Christmas Suzie!
    Your ministry has touched my life significantly this past year- I have begun the process of learning to forgive the extreme hurt and past violence done to me. I am learning to set aside alone time just to be with and listen for my Savior’s voice. I am trying to learn to journal- to believe that is safe to write down my thoughts, and to even be brave enough to share with you and others who might read what I write in your blog and that it is ok to share my heart and thoughts and what is going on in my life that I am struggling to deal with. Amidst all of the critical health issues with my husbands eye (uncontrolled glaucoma) along with his failing business and betrayal by one of my sons who came home and lived with us for over a year while going through his 3rd divorce-this time there are 2 children left from this failed marriage- anyway this son bilked us out of more than $100 K (which was meant for our retirement) and this son left back in September when I confronted him about all of the lies he tells about anything and everything and how he constantly spends and runs up debts that he has no intention of repaying- now he refuses to have anything to do with us, lives in the same city and has not attempted to repay us leaving both my husband and me completely devastated emotionally and financially-Even with all of this pressing on my heart and mind I am feeling more wrapped in Jesus love and peace . Instead of laying down each night wondering why I keep living I now reach for God’s word. I praise Jesus for His grace by which I am saved. I Praise God for His love for me (us)and for sending His Son to save me (us) and I thank God that I have you as a friend. I hope as the young folks say that you are my BFF.(ha!)Blessings to you and have a very restful week. I will be waiting to hear from you in the New Year!

    • Hey sweet Marilyn, I love that you are growing. We can’t ask for more than that, right? To see transformation in the midst of good or hard times, to feel God’s presence as we make decisions and choices, and as we walk in the harder places of faith. I hear faith and strength in this comment. I’m so glad you took the time to share your thoughts with me today!

    • I love this, Marilyn. It sounds like God is healing you layer by layer, and He is the friend that is walking with you close. I am grateful to be able to be an encourager and sister in Christ through your process. Your testimony will help others, sis, who feel they were abandoned and with out hope. You will be able to encourage them with your story, and with what they see inside of you.

  3. Thank you for the beautiful words this Christmas Merry Christmas and the most blessed New Year to you and yours.

  4. susan douglas says:

    For unto us a child is born…wonderful counselor…prince of peace…Messiah…our everything. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  5. Thank you for these beautiful words. Even though, as far as hurdles this Christmas, I am faced with some real tough ones, this has become the best Christmas for me ever. I have a Prince of Peace, a Savior, a Messiah, a Counselor, a Healer, and a light in my darkest hours. I am loved and have been given hope. Thank you Suzie and Proverbs 13 for the bible studies and devotionals that have helped me grow in my faith. Happy Holiday Season and God Bless you all.

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