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How We Renew

On March 22, 2021, Posted by , in Guest Posts, Video Weekly Words, With No Comments

It’s been a long season of winter in our city, nation, and world, and renewal is something we all need during this spring season. But, practically speaking, what does renewal look like? Is it ok to lament or grieve all of the hard that is in the past and continues to creep into our present? And how do we rebuild when we are all so afraid of something else happening to pull the rug out from underneath us again?

Join me as I visit with my friend and respected Biblestudy teacher and author, Courtney Garrett. Courtney is one of the wisest women I know and continually and faithfully speaks into women’s lives here in Houston. In today’s interview, we visit about the ways we can rebuild our lives on the Word of God, stand firm on the character of God when everything else around us is shaking, and take small but important steps in re-entering our communities once again. (Plus, she’s a whole lot of fun!)

You can connect with Courtney on her website, through Instagram, or by purchasing your copy of her study, Discovering the Character of God.

Look for our fun and exciting giveaway on Instagram on Wednesday of this week! It’s a great way for you and a friend to spring into renewal together.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;

a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Podcast: Unique Ability

Earlier this week, I posted a blog about your unique ability – what it is and why you should make time to do it. But someone else I know speaks into that topic way better than I ever could – and that someone is my husband, Jason Baker. Jason was featured as a guest on David Park’s podcast, Faithful Venture, several weeks ago where he talks about his role in the real estate world, why it’s important to operate out of your unique ability, and the joy of being involved with The Seed Company, a Bible translation ministry that works to put God’s Word into the hands and heart of every tongue, tribe, people, and nation.

The podcast was just too good not to share, and I pray you are just as encouraged by listening as I was!

For more encouragement throughout the week, you can find me on Instagram, @baker.susannah.

Seeking God in the Quiet Spaces

On December 28, 2020, Posted by , in Encouragement, Prayer, Teachings, Video Weekly Words, With 5 Comments

In the pause between Christmas and New Year’s, when things slow down long enough to think about what the new year could look like, don’t forget to make room to do the good and necessary work of tending to the unseen, hidden places of your heart and soul.

Although it is work that is often not seen by others, it serves as a foundation on which to build all the rest.

Happy New Year!
Susannah

To help you with the work of maintaining a quiet, steady heart, consider taking the month of January to establish a rhythm of prayer with Secure, my prayer guide and 31 day prayer journal.

For more encouragement throughout the week, you can find me on Instagram @baker.susannah.

Parents, Sons, and the Fight Against Pornography

Yesterday’s post was about getting Boys In the Word of God. As a mother of two teenage boys, my good friend Leigh Kohler spoke from her heart about the importance of the Word of God in discipling boys as they become men and the tools and resources she and her husband, Marc, have used throughout the past seventeen years as parents. To access that blog post, click HERE.

But as Leigh thought and prayed through the topic of discipling boys and getting them into God’s Word, there was a topic she couldn’t help but address – pornography. As a mother of two teenage boys and a sister to four brothers, Leigh knows well the temptation and danger that pornography brings.

Listen as Leigh’s youngest brother, Todd Davidson, shares his struggle and battle against pornography and the tools that helped see him through to freedom on the other side.

Trying to live as if our kids are never going to make mistakes is impossible; but living and praying and keeping our kids in the truth of God’s Word is possible and deeply necessary for all that lies ahead for our children, especially our boys.

For more encouragement throughout the week, you can find us on Instagram @leigh.kohler and @baker.susannah.

Boys in the Word

I have known Leigh Kohler a long time. The first time we met – our moms introduced us over lunch – I was a junior in high school, and Leigh was a senior. As we chatted, I remember studying for a Spanish quiz between taking bites of bread. But I also remember this – Leigh had a reputation for being a woman after God’s own heart, even as a senior in high school. From the start, I was drawn to her passion and intensity for life and all things holy. I loved her laugh and quick sense of humor, and I loved the way she made pursuing God an adventure. She made me want to join her in her pursuit of God and others He put in her path.

Twenty-six years later (I’ll let you do the math on how old we are), I still feel the same way.

Leigh is a woman after God’s own heart, and she still has a passion and intensity for life and all things holy. She and her husband Marc have three children, two boys and a girl, and are raising their children with a passion for God’s Word and a hunger for holiness as well.

Since I have four girls, my Kids in the Word video leaned heavily on the girls’ side, so I asked Leigh to share her heart, ideas, and resources on how she has engaged her boys in reading and living out the Word of God (thanks for the great idea, Leti Lusk!). So join me in taking a few moment to learn from Leigh – I know you will be as blessed as I was!

All the resources Leigh mentions in the video have been added to my Kids in the Word list on Amazon. To access those resources, click HERE.

To check out the Bible app she mentions to read through the Bible in a year, click HERE.

In addition to the amazing job she does as wife and mom, Leigh serves as the President of the Freedom Church Alliance, an alliance of churches from around the city united to fight human trafficking in the name of Jesus. To learn more, go to www.freedom church alliance.org. And to receive more encouragement from Leigh throughout the week, you can find her on Instagram @leigh.kohler.


Families in the Word

One of our favorite parts of the day is when we gather around the table, pray, and talk about God’s Word together as a family. Is it chaotic? Yes. Are we often tired? Yes. Do we do a lot of laughing? Yes. Are we theological experts? No. But after 14 years of a lot of hard plowing, we are finally seeing the fruit of the time we have created around the table. Listen as we share why this time is so important, hard, yet ultimately fruitful, and some of the tools we have used along the way. 

To access the tools we mentioned in the video, click HERE.

For more encouragement throughout the week, you can find me on Instagram @baker.susannah.

Kids in the Word

On July 7, 2020, Posted by , in Coronavirus, Motherhood, Video Weekly Words, With 10 Comments

As parents, more than anything, we want our kids to live their lives knowing and loving the Word of God and relationship with Jesus Christ more than anything else. Join me as I share about the challenges, rewards, and value in teaching our kids the Word of God, and the tools that have helped along the way.

To access the tools I mention in the video to help your kids, all the way from infancy through their teenage years, click HERE.

Other great websites with scripture memory and devotional resources include:

For more encouragement throughout the week, you can find me on Instagram @baker.susannah.

Men in the Word of God

Establishing a routine of engaging in God’s Word and prayer is essential for daily living as a believer in Christ. My husband, Jason, shares why this routine is such an important part of his day and some of his favorite tools to help him dig deep into Scripture.

To see the list of tools Jason uses and mentions the video, click HERE.

For more encouragement throughout the week, you can find me on Instagram @baker.susannah.

Video: Water for a Weary Season

The season we are in continues to leave our hearts feeling dry and heavy. Join me today as I share encouragement from Psalm 42 about the living water our souls were made to drink, as well as the best way to apply that living water to our hearts through the tools and studies for women we have talked about the past couple of weeks.

For more encouragement throughout the week, you can find me on Instagram @baker.susannah.

Video: Teens Trusting God in Seasons of Loneliness

Junior high, high school, and the early teenage years are often times when teens experience loneliness. But loneliness doesn’t have to be a burden; it can be a gift when used as a tool to turn to God and get to know Him and who He has made us to be. Join me and my daughter, Lillian, in a conversation to learn how God has used this very important tool in her life.