Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.


Three Quick Ones

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Just a quick wave to y’all this morning. Three quick things to share–

First–I started a new Bible study. (Yay!) Yes, it’s a Beth Moore. It might be because she speaks my language, but what she has to say makes sense to me, and it touches my heart. I don’t think she does what she does for any reason except to bring glory to God.

The Bible study is called Praying God’s Word. Anyone out there read it? If you have, let me know how you liked it and what you thought was the best way to do it. In a group? Listening to the recordings?

I finished Believing God a few days ago and thought it was fantastic! I just wish I could keep everything I learned from her at the ready. *sigh*

Second–I worked yesterday at Prairie Supply in that Small Town World to the north. I know in the future when I remember the days we’re spending up there, it’ll be with a big smile on my face. Yesterday it was mostly sweat.

I’ll try to take a few pictures today so I can share a little more with you. I have to tell you, though, the crew working together up there is a great bunch. I had no idea how hard everyone could work and still laugh.

Note to Larry Lawrence–if you need directions so you can deliver some of your delicious bruschetta, call the office. They can forward your call to my cell phone. 😉

And third–IT’S JUNE!!! A brand new month.The sixth month, in fact. When it’s over, our year will be half gone. I’m still having trouble writing 2011. LOL.

Well, celebrate this brand new month by doing something summery. Drink lemonade made from real lemons. Work in your garden. Wear shorts and flip-flops. Smile at someone you don’t know just because your lips still work.

Oh, andd #4? I need my SSMT!




A Facebook friend posted this and I enjoyed it so much, I wanted to share. I hope you like it.

I’m usually the last person to hear a group or a new song, and I can’t tell you the name of the people singing this. But I love the message they’re filling my heart with.

The other day a friend (I think it was Dorothea, my golden voiced hair guru said, “Yada, yada, Michael W. Smith.” (I just now had to look up the name. It was a will-not-retain moment.)

I answered, “Who’s that?”

Mi-chael Double-Yew Smiiiith,” she repeated as if I hadn’t been able to understand her words.

“Yeah, I heard the name. I just don’t know who that is. Speaker? Singer?”

“He’s a Christian singer, and he’s great.” I don’t remember if it was Dorothea I had that conversation with, but that’s the way I am. Once in a while I buy a CD I just love and I play it over and over until I know every word.

But mostly I listen to Christian talk radio. (Bott Radio Network–95.1 fm.) And lately, I’ve enjoyed Beth Moore‘s “Believing God” Bible study as I drive to work.

As we spend my 15 minute (or so) drive together, I often wish I could take notes. (I don’t.) And each time I listen to one of the first three sessions (that’s all I’ve downloaded so far) I hear something I missed before.

I’m so blessed by hearing God’s Word spoken, I’d much rather listen to it than music while I drive. I know it makes me weird compared to the rest of the world, but that’s me.

The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord cause his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6: 24-26 NIV.

(Practicing my SSMT.)  

So, what do you listen to while you drive? Radio station? Favorite CD? Come on, share with me. You just might rock someone’s world.