brushstrokes from God’s word

1st Our City Story of 2019

This one is going to be special. Actually, they all are, because God has never done the same thing twice. He continues to surprise and delight us. But Lisa Peck... She’s helped hundreds, thousands, of women, step away from fear, gripping disappointment, and loss of...

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Sign up for Lessons Around the Table March class!

Lessons Around the Table The March class will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 am at Lincoln House, 1016 Meridian Street, Huntsville. The topic is "But God" - 2 words to cling to in 3 life situations. There are over 500 places in the Bible where the words "but God"...

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Gather with us at the River

We will be talking about our hearts. There's a page in my prayer journal from last year and I still find myself reviewing that page and praying through what's listed there almost every few days, even now. It's a picture of me to me, a written list of names and notes...

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Lessons Around the Table!

It’s a fresh concept.

A monthly, interactive, invigorating Bible study.

Sitting around a big table, Bibles open, making new friends, bringing God’s Word into daily conversation. 

A different date * time * topic * each month. 

Read all the details about Lessons Around the Table!

Stay tuned to the blog for the announcement of each monthly class.

Coming in July –

the roll out for

Come to the Manger Christmas 2019!

Come to the Manger changed me, changed my Christmas.

Here’s a little recap of those special events in 2018, and mostly a reminder to check back in July for the roll out of dates and plans for

Come to the Manger Christmas 2019. 

Until then, I would love to share God’s Word with you and what He has been putting on my heart lately.

Here are some speaking topics for your event, small group, conference or retreat.


Save the Dates!

OUR CITY STORY –

four powerful evenings you will not want to miss!

Here are details about the April 2 evening!

Art Studio

Amanda Ragland’s beautiful wedding prayer

Connect with Suzanne

A Word From Suzanne

Quite simply, God’s Word is the fire in my soul.

Sometimes just one verse, or a lecture, a reading, communion with my church, a story – and I feel the fire igniting. Just recently while listening to a powerful testimony I felt it, that familiar spark beginning to ignite.

My husband knows how to make fire. Yep, it’s his talent. He can make it from a magnifying glass or a battery or with a stick. He gets the tiniest spark, then babies it. He protects it. He blows on it. You’ve seen how it works – a spark, hot breath, and suddenly the yellow red burst of flame.

That’s what happens in my heart when God’s Word takes hold. There’s a quick hot spark, then a flame emerging. The Spirit blows and fire erupts. My heart on fire.

But, I can’t live my life day to day with little fires starting all over the place. I’ve learned to let God calm me down, soothe me, teach me, stretch me. Over time the fire settles to a nice slow burn and eventually ends up on paper.

Or on a canvas. Wide open brush strokes, white canvas that shows through, soft warm colors, a little something unexpected from my way of looking at things. Paintings that speak to me and for me.

Scripture is my life, teaching is my call, painting is my passion. You’ll find a little bit of all of it in me.