I love to write about the relationship God wants to have with us and I also like to speak about it. So many believers seem to lack joy and freedom in their Christian walk and I love to encourage others to receive the love and grace that God longs to shower us with. There’s a list of topics below.
My devotional thoughts and the books that have significantly impacted me will give you a taste for my theological perspective, plus you can visit sermonettes where you will find some of my shorter messages.
I have a degree in Christian ministry and my theological beliefs can be found here.
For speaking engagements, you can download an information kit here which contains an extended bio, photo and interview questions.
Please contact me via my contact page.
Testimonials – speaking
I have had the good fortune to have had Susan as Pastor for some time. Her talks (sermons) are incredibly well researched. They are very challenging, relevant and interesting. She combines Old and New Testaments in a seamless manner. I also find her theology to be very sound. ~Alan from Walla Walla Baptist Church
Always, her messages were Bible based; I found them challenging and thought provoking. I was also challenged and impressed by her research … These days I have followed Susan’s writings through her weekly devotion. I am thankful for all that I learn through these. Most importantly Susan’s writings point to GOD. ~ Kathy from Wangaratta Baptist Church
Testimonials – unpublished book
I have really enjoyed your book. It is full of practical, biblical truths and should encourage your readers to prayerfully reassess their thoughts and habits. It certainly did for me. ~ Julie from Maldon Baptist Church
- Godly Joy – Jesus is happy and full of joy. This teaches us an important truth—if Jesus is happy, we can be too. He calls us to share his happiness, but will we? As we consider biblical passages that speak about joy, we learn that God wants us to experience joy far more than we do. Ultimately, we will see the destruction of evil. A new world is coming where there will be no more pain. In the meantime, we can be happy.
- Lavish Grace – God’s grace is freely available and abundant, but are we open to receiving from God? We can enjoy up-to-the-minute forgiveness and freedom from keeping track of our sins. As we walk in God’s ways, his blood continually cleanses us from sin. Jesus changes us not by our efforts, but by his Spirit.
- Unfailing Love – Many times, we’ve been told that God loves us, but our fears tell us we aren’t fully convinced. Will we open our hearts to this great love? God uses our difficulties for our spiritual growth. He’s like a good parent who protects his children from harm, though not always from pain, and sometimes makes choices we don’t understand. We remember the sacrifice God made for us which reveals the depths of his love..
- Steadfast Hope – Do we hope for better circumstances? Or do we hope in God? Biblical hope is an anchor for our souls. It looks back to the cross, where God interrupted history to restore our relationship with him, and looks forward to the time when God will again enter history to bring justice and restoration.
- Sturdy Peace – God wants us to rest in him so he can give us peace. God isn’t a demanding taskmaster. He wants us to rest and enjoy his peace, not because we’ve earned it, but because it’s a gift. In Jesus, we have peace, but not necessarily in our circumstances. God’s sovereignty is never under threat, so we can relax and receive his peace.
My Biblical Women Series
- Elizabeth – living by faith in disappointment
- Esther – living by faith with broken dreams
- Eve – living by faith after failure
- Deborah – living by faith while waiting
- Lydia – living by faith in isolation
- Mary (Jesus’ mother) – living by faith outside cultural norms
- Miriam – living by faith beyond past victories
- Priscilla – living by faith in changing circumstances
- Rahab – living by faith, acting on the evidence
- Ruth – living by faith with hope for the future
My Biblical Men Series
- Abraham – living by faith during difficult tasks
- Judah – living by faith means change
- Joshua – living by faith despite fear
- Jephthah – living by faith alone
- Jonathan – living by faith amidst family conflict
- Uzziah – living by faith requires perseverance
- Hezekiah – living by faith when you are blessed
- Nebuchadnezzar – living by faith is costly
- Jonah – living by faith in an unfair world
- Judas – living by faith, or not
For a weekend retreat, I can speak on Trusting God over 3 sessions.