Susan McGeown

Author, Speaker, & Teacher


2017: Ruach 2018: Confident Hope

Posted by Susan McGeown on January 1, 2018 at 2:15 PM 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 the new not only is healthy emotionally, I believe it is biblical...

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My Greatest Failure

Posted by Susan McGeown on December 23, 2017 at 9:25 PM 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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Annus Horribilis

Posted by Susan McGeown on December 23, 2017 at 9:15 PM 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 December 23, 2017 at 9:15 PM 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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Me, God, & Transformation

Posted by Susan McGeown on December 23, 2017 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

My childhood memories are riddled with worry, sewn together with panic, and painted with dread: about school, about gettingt things wrong, about getting in trouble, about being alone … None of my fears were rationale in case you were wondering. I was raised in a loving, middle-class family that included close extended family. My mom stayed home with the kids, my dad went off to work every day, and if the weather was good all the neighborhood kids played kickball in the street every ...

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Life, Death, and Strength In The Moment

Posted by Susan McGeown on December 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Because you are my helper,

I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 63:7 NLT)

My younger sister died when I was fifteen. Born with the genetic disease Cystic Fibrosis, her death was not a shock; more like a reality I grew up with. I remember the church family praying for a miracle healing as her health deteriorated. She was eleven when she died, and hers was the first wake and funeral I attended. ...

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