Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.


Disappearing Act

I’m not gone! Really, I’m not.

I’m here, but there have been a few things crowding my mornings, making it hard to get here to say hi.

queen for a dayHI!

I do my best in the morning. Best study, best reading and best writing, so I try to do as much as possible early on. And since this is Okieland, it get HOT during the day. It’s coolest in the mornings, so that’s when I like to get out in the yard, too.


Recently, I decided to do a new Bible study. “Gideon” by Pricilla Shirer. (One of my favorites from Old Testament History class  in college–“The Sword of the Lord and Gideon is upon you!”)

As I said, I do my best in the a.m. so I’m fitting that in here, too.

And then there’s work. I like to wander in there every once in a while. 😛

If you drop by looking for me and I’m not around, give me a shout. I’m around somewhere. I try to check in on Facebook at least once a day–Susan Spess Shay. If we’re not already, I’d love to be your friend. (That always makes me think of Mr. Rogers. ♪♫ Please, won’t you be my neighbor. ♫♪)

I even Twitter once in a while–Shaywriter.

Before I go, look up at the top. I’ve changed the verse I’m memorizing for June 15-June 30. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength. Deu. 6:5.



Do you memorize scripture? (Psalm 119:11)

Want to share your favorite?


Sunday Morning

As I was making coffee this morning, I had a weird thought come to mind. (Not unusual for me. LOL) I was thinking about Elisha. You know, Elisha? The guy in the OT who started out with Elijah?   

I was thinking about my favorite part, where Elisha and his servant are facing an enemy army, all by themselves. The entire city is surrounded by enemy warriors and horses and chariots. (Wouldn’t it make a cool movie?) Anyway, the servant gets all nervous and, well, read it for yourself.

15When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked.

16“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Is that cool or what? Wouldn’t it make a fantastic movie?

Okay. It’s really better if you read all of 2 Kings 6: 8-23, but this is the part that came to mind. 😉

So I’m making coffee and thinking about how our wonderful Father watches over us and protects us when Psalm 121 popped in. (It’s the one we learn on so we aren’t afraid of the dark.)

Psalm 121

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

I had one of those, “WOW!” moments. 🙂 Is there a direct connection between the two? Did one have some bearing on the other?

I don’t know who wrote the Psalm, so I don’t know when he lived. Was it before the Elisha deal? Is that how Elisha knew they were there?

Was it written after God revealed the “chariots of fire?”Maybe by Elisha’s servant?

I don’t know, and don’t know where to look it up. Is there a Bible Scholar out there who can help?  Wanna share?