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The Value of Jobs in Your Youth

Don't ever let anyone disparage those often-awful first jobs in the teenage years. They can be highly motivating to do better in school, to avoid being stuck in a bad job. They also can suggest a clear career path to those who are paying attention to what they like...

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And You Thought YOUR Mama Was Tough

Traveler's Notebook: A highlight of a recent trip to New Zealand was watching a couple of kiwi birds at a sanctuary in Queenstown. Because these wonderful, endangered birds are nocturnal, in order to see them in the daytime, you had to stumble into a blackened room...

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An Encouraging MLK Quote: Faith and the Staircase

I have a greeting card on my windowsill with this quote: "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase." It's a paraphrase from Martin Luther King, Jr. I wonder if he would have been as brave and tireless if he could have known he would...

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Angel on a Snowmobile

SOME corporate spouses get to go to luxury resorts in the winter, for meetings in Florida, Hawaii and the Caribbean.   But I got to go to Canada . . . in January.   At least it was Quèbec. I speak a little French. My husband doesn’t. This made for high...

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Beach Party . . . in January

This idea is tons more fun if it’s a harsh winter, with heavy snowfall and below-zero wind chills . . . because you’re inviting your guests to an indoor beach party they won’t soon forget.   Tell everyone to wear their swimsuits or other beach attire, sunglasses,...

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A Week of Prayers for Someone With Cancer

People battling cancer and suffering from its often-harsh treatments don’t have much physical energy. They can’t benefit from many of the ways we’d like to help them. They might not have the appetite to eat meals or treats, for example. They might not be able to visit...

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All About Susan

Susan Darst Williams is a writer, speaker, creativity coach, and fun-loving mother of four. One of “those” kids who was a class clown, she grew up in the principal’s office, married her high school sweetheart, smartened up at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and has been a word nerd ever since.

A former reporter for The Omaha World-Herald and the Midlands Business Journal, Susan also has been editor of RFD-TV The Magazine. She has written for a host of free-lancing clients, producing everything from books to articles to song parodies to greeting cards.

Her No. 1 passion is using humor and inspiration to represent Jesus Christ to a world that often needs a smile and some hope. Another key interest is helping disadvantaged children do better in school by providing complementary education in the good old 3 R’s.  Susan also gives humorous, inspirational speeches for secular and Christian audiences, Making Hearts Clap

Susan Darst Williams is a writer, speaker, creativity coach, and fun-loving mother of four. One of “those” kids who was a class clown, she grew up in the principal’s office, married her high school sweetheart, smartened up at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and has been a word nerd ever since.

A former reporter for The Omaha World-Herald and the Midlands Business Journal, Susan also has been editor of RFD-TV The Magazine. She has written for a host of free-lancing clients, producing everything from books to articles to song parodies to greeting cards.

Her No. 1 passion is using humor and inspiration to represent Jesus Christ to a world that often needs a smile and some hope. Another key interest is helping disadvantaged children do better in school by providing complementary education in the good old 3 R’s.  Susan also gives humorous, inspirational speeches for secular and Christian audiences, Making Hearts Clap

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