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Restoring Your Time Through a Cup of Coffee

Restoring Your Time Through a Cup of Coffee

Mentally trace your steps through the day and carefully construct mechanisms that give you margin to connect with yourself as you really are, with your God as He really is, and with the people around you God has placed to help you notice His presence and goodness in your life. 

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Landing The Plane From Summer

Landing The Plane From Summer

I mean, really?  Am I a moron?  Or just so desperate by the end of May for some R&R that I really think summer will be a restful season even when all four kids are home and need help every step of the way to be semi-productive, non-eye-rolling human beings?!

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A Letter to Our Teenagers

A Letter to Our Teenagers

A few weeks ago, a friend's daughter turned 13, and she asked a few women, including myself, to write letters to her daughter about how to navigate the teenage years. Because let's be honest about something here - being a teenager in today's world is HARD.  And being a parent to a teenager in today's world is hard as well.  Both parent and teenager have to do some serious growing up together!  The very words I hear myself saying to my teenager daughters are the very things I need to work on and put into practice myself - words like, "Watch...

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The Hope We Need to Heal from Hard Places

The Hope We Need to Heal from Hard Places

I've never been the victim of sexual abuse. But I know plenty of women who have.  Women who I love.  Women who have cried beside me in the dark, gripped my hands hard sharing stories from the past, and whose souls wear scars they were never meant to wear. When I saw the headlines about the recent sexual abuse report, like you, my heart revolted and sank all at the same time.  Like you, the narrative running through my head went something like: This should not be.  Not now, not ever, especially not in the church.   Yet here we are.  In a place...

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Running Past Regret

Running Past Regret

Sometimes it’s easy to be full of regret – regret for doing life a certain way for so many years, regret for just now understanding or seeing something you wished you had understood so many years ago, or regret for unhealthy relational dynamics with family or friends. But I want to encourage you today – life in Christ is not about staying stuck in regret but about repentance. In fact, while regret keeps you stuck, looking backwards, repentance moves you forward. That’s because the gaze of the repentant heart can only be in one place. The...

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Restoration between Mothers and Daughters: An Interview with My Mom

Restoration between Mothers and Daughters: An Interview with My Mom

Moms sacrifice so much to make us the people we are today.  It's easy for us to remember their role in our stories, but sometimes we forget (I know at least I do) to remember our moms' stories - where they have come from and what they have had to overcome. I wanted to take time on Mother's Day to remember my mom's story and the role she has played in my own restoration.  I also wanted today's interview to be an invitation to you and your mom as well - instead of staying stuck in hurtful patterns and dynamics from the past, you can both learn...

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About Me

Hi, I'm Susannah. I’m a writer, Bible study teacher, and founder of Restore. After walking through my own journey of healing and restoration, I write, teach, and pray for restoration in our generation - restoration that begins with you and me.

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