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Susan McGeown

Author, Speaker, & Teacher



I try my best to blog about information that will be beneficial

and worth your time to read. 

And I love questions and suggestions... (hint, hint.)

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Why I Left Facebook

Posted by Susan McGeown on 14 August, 2019 at 13:45 Comments comments (0)


I have watched The Great Hack on Netflix this weekend which focuses Facebook’s failure to protect our personal data.

Have spent the last few days off Facebook,

• getting my news from reliable sources that I already subscribe to such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Christianity ...

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How I Came To Believe What I Believe: Complementarianism vs. Egalitarianism

Posted by Susan McGeown on 4 January, 2018 at 16:20 Comments comments (0)

Do you know what “complementarian” vs. “egalitarianism” means within the faith based community?

You can search the Internet and find all manner of articles and opinions about both of these – and depending on which way you might ‘lean’ (I’m talking the “L” for liberal or “C” for conservative) the definition that you might settle on for both of these words might be significantly different than what IR...

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2017: Ruach 2018: Confident Hope

Posted by Susan McGeown on 1 January, 2018 at 14:15 Comments comments (0)

I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions; they’ve always seemed so false, so forced, so … typical. That doesn’t mean to say that I don’t appreciate the whole concept of starting fresh or resetting the clock. That mental decision, to put old things away and only focus towards t...

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My Greatest Failure

Posted by Susan McGeown on 23 December, 2017 at 21:25 Comments comments (0)

I’d been given the privilege of a private room in the hospital. It was a big room – easily meant for two beds – but there was only mine in the vast space. Was this the official “Miscarriage Room?” I wondered. The locale where all failed mothers spent their initial first moments of cruel reality. How many defeated, broken women had bided their time in this room in this very bed waiting until the doctors determined they were “strong enoughR...

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Big Black Arrows

Posted by Susan McGeown on 23 December, 2017 at 21:25 Comments comments (0)

I don’t know what the right choice is, Lord. I don’t know what direction you want me to take. I am so confused and uncertain. I am always afraid I am going to make the wrong choice. Help me, Lord. I’ll do anything You need me to do and go anywhere You want me to go. Please, just paint big, black arrows on the ground and I’ll follow them.

Over the course of my life, since I’ve been asking for them, I’ve had many big, black arrows. I&...

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On Being Thanksful

Posted by Susan McGeown on 23 December, 2017 at 21:20 Comments comments (0)

I was raised in a Christian home: Sunday school every Sunday, church service on Sunday night, prayer meeting on Wednesday evenings. I made a profession of faith at the age ofe ight and still at my current age of fifty-two it stands out as the defining moment for me spiritually.


By my early twenties, I had an education, a career, a job, and had even published a book … but God had not let me achieve the one thing in life that I really, truly wanted...

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Annus Horribilis

Posted by Susan McGeown on 23 December, 2017 at 21:15 Comments comments (0)

Queen Elizabeth used the phrase ‘annus horribilis’ in reference to her “year of horrors” in 1992. For me it was 1998. In February of that year my twenty-eight year old sister Amy was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and began the process of chemo therapy and radiation. In March, I miscarried for the second time. And in August as we celebrated the end of my sister’s radiation regime my mother collapsed and was diagnosed with a brain tumor and immedia...

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Worst Moments & Saving Faith

Posted by Susan McGeown on 23 December, 2017 at 21:15 Comments comments (0)

Almost everyone living in the real world knows that the concept of “the worst moment of my life” is a lie. More accurately, we accumulate worst moments over the course of our existence like a collection of nasty pearls on a necklace that is permanently strung around our necks. By their very definition, ‘worst moments’ get bigger and badder as life progresses eclipsing the one before it until we find ourselves walking around with a horrid collection of memories weighi...

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