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How Does Prayer Help to Heal Us?

How Does Prayer Help to Heal Us?

When I took an inventory of my soul and relationships at thirty-eight years old, I realized something had to change if I wanted the next four decades of my life to look different than the first; I recognized that the relational patterns I was walking in needed to change. The patterns looked something like this: if someone was unkind or hurtful, my emotions escalated quickly, and I said things I regretted later or withdrew in stoney silence, punishing those around me by withholding love. I either demanded my rights in unhealthy ways through...

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Remembering to Restore

Remembering to Restore

The last few weeks I've been doing a lot of thinking on the topic of remembering.  I've started preparing for the Restore Retreat coming up February 2022, and I've been writing a workbook to accompany the book I am releasing in January, Restore: Remembering Life's Hurts with the God Who Rebuilds.  I know we are all in need of some deep breaths and space to restore and rebuild after the last year and a half. As I write, pray, ponder, and beg God to show me how to point people towards restoration in this day and age we live in, I keep coming...

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If You’re In the Middle of Managing Disappointment

If You’re In the Middle of Managing Disappointment

Several of my people have experienced hard things, really disappointing things this week. Just when we all thought we were almost out of the woods with COVID, cases started to rise and masks started to go back on.  Once again, life can come to a screeching halt and things took a sharp turn for the seeming worse with one little word on a test result: "positive."   And all of our well-made plans that we thought this time, finally, were fool-proof were not. So every morning this week, I've woken up with John Newton's words pressed heavy into my...

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Dear You Who Needs to Restore

Dear You Who Needs to Restore

Life doesn't always go the way we plan, does it? Or should I say, life never seems to go the way we plan it. You could have made plans to restore this summer - to go on a vacation with your family or a fun getaway weekend with friends.  To read certain books or to spend a certain amount of time in prayer.  To connect in a special way with people you don't normally see. But then life happens.  Someone gets sick.  You get sick.  Someone needs you unexpectedly.  A work project takes longer than it was supposed to.  A relationship flares that...

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When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan

When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan

I had a plan. My plan looked something like this: I was going to send all four of my girls to camp the exact same week so that I could be at home by myself for one whole week. I've been looking forward to this plan for months. I've been dreaming about it in my really tired moments and planning for it in my upbeat moments. I was going to lay on my couch with my robe on in the middle of the day and watch Netflix, just because I could. I was going to deep dive into my next big writing project and write the first few chapters. I was going to go...

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How to Restore: Work

How to Restore: Work

To have a restorative summer season, three elements are needed: solitude, rest, and work. Join Susannah and her husband, Jason, as they talk about God’s good gift of work. Why is good work needed for us to do? What does working well look like? What does it not look like? How can you incorporate restorative rhythms of work into your summer routine? Join Jason and Susannah in this post to find out. https://youtu.be/jU57MmwbBuc Be on the lookout next week for a new FREE downloadable PDF to help you think, work, and pray through all of the...

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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 live with this vision in my head and heart - Restoration for a Generation.  Restoration that begins with you and me.

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