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A Little About Me ..."Just Susan"

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My research and writing here on stems from a passion for personal learning & teaching God's Word to children, youth & women.

I have been a pastor's wife for over thirty-five years and have loved it! I am really "just" Susan though - just being real.  

I grew up in church learning the basic Bible stories, but never knew how they connected or was ever interested in reading the Bible.  That all changed when I came to know Jesus personally!  I hope this site inspires you to know Him and enjoy spending time with Him in His Word.  There's so much I am still learning and enjoy sharing it here through Godprints  and Bible object lessons for every day; I have in NO WAY arrived though! I am learning alongside you...along the way. 

Being the wife of a minister has kept me very involved and provided a vast variety of teaching and speaking opportunities along with getting to serve alongside some really special people at churches of different sizes.  This has helped me learn what teaching resources work for different areas and ages.

I have a degree in Special Education and Library Science and have had the privilege of being a Christian school librarian.  We also enjoyed owning and operating a couple of Christian bookstores along the way!

Our greatest joy has been raising four great kids; they have been the inspiration for much of!

About us as a website:

Why we do what we do...

Because of you!  Over the past 15 years, many of our readers and users have written to us telling us how our site has helped them in their ministry or life in general.  You are part of the why as we all work together to build God's Kingdom for God's glory!

We want to help you locate free creative Bible lessons to use for personal Bible study, family Bible study, and for you to teach children, youth or adults.

God has placed His identifying marks all over our world and lives to point us to Him.  Seeking to understand the Bible is seeking to know Him.  Learning God's Word should never be boring!

God has "wired" me up with a love for reading, research & writing.  He is the one that gives me the ideas for connecting His Word with His world and everyday life.  My goal is to create and locate Bible lessons and resources that will engage us in studying the Word anew and also help those of us who teach His Word all over the world whether in churches, small groups, missions or families at home.  

We hope you find what you need here as we all strive to serve together for His Kingdom and continue growing in Christ!

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With COVID-19 causing many of us to stay home, I recorded several lessons for my Small Group at our church.  Here's a sample from our YouTube Channel

Christian Bookstore Background is  "housed" under our family corporation.  Jeff & I started SonLife, Inc. in 1985 as a ministry of Christian Bookstores. After 15 years in Christian Retailing, our ministry changed as Jeff's responsibilities as a full-time pastor increased, and I (Susan) took the position of a Christian school librarian. 

After selling Christian books, Bibles and Bible studies for several years, we wanted to continue being able to connect others with quality, reliable Christian resources here through the Internet.  This is both a passion and a ministry.

SonLife became a part of our family a few months after we married back in 1985. We sat down one day and asked ourselves, "If we could do anything in the world, what would it be?" Both of us shared a desire to own a Christian bookstore, and from that, God opened every door to make it happen. 

Sharing God's Word has been a part of our life whether it's been through the bookstore, our local church, with our own children or some other avenue, and now we feel privileged to share it here with you!

About us as a family:

We are a family of ten now (a few new not pictured) with our children in their twenties and thirties.  SonLife was instrumental in making it possible for me to stay at home with our kids while they were little and work my part of the business (keeping the books & ordering) from home. Then I got to go to school with them when our youngest entered kindergarten; what a blessing to be able to do that!

We are presently serving in another wonderful church.  All of our children have full time careers now, and we have been left with an empty nest...but so proud of how God is using each of them uniquely for His Kingdom right where they are!  God has blessed our family in so many ways, but the greatest is that He has saved each one of us individually!

Oh...and we can sometimes be silly! ... or maybe we could just call it "creative"! 

About us as believers in christ:

Our statement of faith


We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4;Matthew 3:16-17


We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.

John 1:1-4,14; Luke 1:26-38; Hebrews 1:1-3

Holy Spirit

We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation, and is the Comforter and Guide Who lives in every believer.

John 14:16-17;Romans 5:5;1 Corinthians 6:19


We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life and faith.

Isaiah 40:8; 2 Timothy 3:16


We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image, but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation.

Genesis 1:26;Romans 3:23;Romans 6:23


We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 10:9-10;Ephesians 2:8-9,


We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:16-18;Titus 3:5-7

The Church

We believe in the church of Jesus Christ as the body of true believers universal, called out by the Holy Spirit, espoused to be the Bride of Christ.

Ephesians 4:3-7, 5:25-27; Revelation 21:2

Christ's Return

We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth.

Revelation 19:11-20:6


We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto eternal life and the lost unto eternal judgment.

Revelation 20:5-6, 11:15

Thanks for visiting!

Well, now you know a little more about us! Blessings to you & your family!

In Christ,

Susan <><

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