Author: Suzy Taylor Oakley, writer • editor

He’s not there

I rarely think about visiting my dad’s grave. Usually someone else suggests it. This evening, it was Bruce. We had eaten dinner out, and as we got into the car I wasn’t ready to come home just yet. “Let’s drive by the river,” I suggested. “Go to the cemetery?” Bruce

A reason for hope: He is risen!

Happy Good Friday, friends! Do you struggle to be consistent, positive and hopeful? I do. I haven’t posted on the blog in two months. I’m still struggling with some health issues, which are overwhelming at times. In fact, because I have an autoimmune disease (Hashimoto’s, a hypothyroid condition), my doc

Need a great place to start? Try the Book of John

Is somebody trying to tell me something? My pastor is preaching a series called “The Gospel According to John.” Last week, when I finished the short reading plan I had been doing in the Bible App (there’s that app again!), I clicked “discover” to see what plan I might want

A little bitty announcement – I’m a published author!!!

Bruce and I typically don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day — at least in ways that cost money. No offense if you get all giddy about (and dressed up for) the Feb. 14 observance. It’s just not our jam, anymore — at least now that we’re a broke married couple. 🙂 I

How can we forgive? Hear from someone who’s been there

If you’ve known me for more than 30 seconds, you know I love me some Bible App. 🙂  I’ve been using this digital version of the Bible for several years now (on my phone, my iPad and my computer), and I’ve done many of the devotional plans — some yearlong

A new direction — making Jesus known

I’ve been blogging since 2007, starting with Suzy & Spice, where I shared things about my life. I still love that “big sister blog,” but it hasn’t been my primary means of communication in a couple of years. In 2015, a year after being certified as a wellness coach, I

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