Sue Birdseye Articles

The Supernatural Secret to Living Strong

I've been thinking about strength lately, mostly because I really need some. I've been praying about it a lot too. And...
This Single Mom’s Surprising Power Source

This Single Mom’s Surprising Power Source

Around nine years ago, I became a single parent to my five beautiful children. About the same time, I started writing. Although I've always been a writer in my own way—journaling, making notes, jotting down thoughts here and there. As a teenager, I even wrote a...

Holy Spirit’s Special Way of Holding You Close to Him

Holy Spirit’s Special Way of Holding You Close to Him

Ever have that one song that speaks profoundly to your heart?  You turn it up louder the moment you hear the first chords on the radio. You Google it, play it at full volume, close your eyes and lift your arms, either in praise or surrender to God. You work out...

Unlocking Your Deuteronomy 28 Blessing

Unlocking Your Deuteronomy 28 Blessing

A few weeks ago, I was frustrated by my lack of time to do some things. Things like exercise, serious Bible study, sleep ...My, how things have changed and not in the way I imagined—I don't know what I imagined, but this wasn't it.So a few weeks ago, I decided...

What Elijah’s Prayer Can Teach Us About Motherhood

What Elijah’s Prayer Can Teach Us About Motherhood

I'm praying for some serious fire from heaven, but not for the reason you might think.In the past several years there have been moments I've been tempted to pray that God would rain down fire on someone or a couple of someones, but thankfully God has brought me past...

Healing Your Heart After Soul-Aching Betrayal

Healing Your Heart After Soul-Aching Betrayal

It was about this time six years ago when my husband left.Although in many ways I'm stronger and better, the repercussions still vibrate through my life. In the midst of something wonderful, I can feel the stirrings of fear seeping into my thoughts, the beat of...

When You Have an Identity Crisis

When You Have an Identity Crisis

Don't you just LOVE it when God hits you right between the eyes with truth?I'm not being sarcastic ... truly.The other night at my Bible study we were talking about finding our identity in Christ—a topic I have explored often and tried to grasp...

Breaking the Cycle of Comparing Yourself With Others

Breaking the Cycle of Comparing Yourself With Others

God has brought me far.Some may think I need to be farther along on this path of healing and hoping and growing.But I believe I am.I'm much farther along than I was before my life changed quickly and irrevocably.I'm much farther along than the days before ...Before...

When ‘What Ifs’ Keep You Up at Night

When ‘What Ifs’ Keep You Up at Night

It is the middle of the night and I'm awake. Wide awake.Yesterday I stayed home from work because I've been fighting a wicked cold or flu thing and I slept most of the day. I was actually thinking I might be well-rested for the next day.No such luck.Part of the...

Trusting God When No One Steps Into Help Your Child

Trusting God When No One Steps Into Help Your Child

I'm sitting outside on my back porch with my laptop, my Bible, and 3000 MOSQUITOES!!!!It is so beautiful out here—cool breeze, sunny, and quiet! I love it.But I HATE these mosquitoes! They have even bitten my hands! It is very difficult to scratch my fingers and...

Where True Transformation Begins

Where True Transformation Begins

What if something could change so that I wasn't so very overwhelmed?What would it be?I'm not talking about the things that would make life easier, like not having to work, having a nanny and a cook, or receiving a ton of money. I'm talking about the realistic things....

If You’re Struggling to Trust God in Your Trial, Read This

If You’re Struggling to Trust God in Your Trial, Read This

Recently I went on a walk through a beautiful park. It was almost a spring day ... chilly, but still warm enough to skip the jacket. The trees were still bare, the flowers still asleep, and the air still a little crisp.At one point, there was an overlook which...

When Your Prayers Don’t Get Answered

When Your Prayers Don’t Get Answered

The other day at bed, my littlest girl and I prayed a bold prayer for a contract on our home ... that night. She doubts God right now. She doesn't see things changing ... she doesn't see God working. We all really need something to change soon, but God doesn't seem to...

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