Susan McGeown, Speaker

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God's Phoenix Stories

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How your worst moment became a place of strength for yourself or others. 

How through God's love and care your worst moment became a point of praise rather than sorrow.

How your worst moment became your greatest point of victory.

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I Will Speak

Posted by [email protected] on October 4, 2016 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (1)

I do not have the profound words of the experienced business man and I cannot advise on matters of law or provide insight on the deep political implications of world matters. But I have my own words and…

… I will speak.

Perhaps you do not value my words as much as others. It is possible you hear my advice and doubt its reality or even question my sanity. But I know my words carry just as much weight as others…

…if not more.

I speak not as a...

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Death, Life and Strength For The Moment

Posted by [email protected] on February 7, 2013 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Because you are my helper,

I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.  (Psalm 63:7 NLT)

My younger sister died when I was fifteen.  Born with the genetic disease Cystic Fibrosis, her death was not a shock; more like a reality I g...

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Me, God, & Transformation

Posted by [email protected] on May 1, 2012 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (1)

           My childhood memories are riddled with worry, sewn together with panic, and painted with dread:  about school, about gettingt hings wrong, about getting in trouble, about being alone …  None of my fears were rationale in case you were wondering.  I was raised in a loving, middle-class family that included close extended family.  My mom stayed home with the kids, my dad went off to work every ...

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Worst Moments + Saving Faith = God's Phoenix Woman

Posted by [email protected] on March 8, 2012 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

“The worst moment for the atheist

is when he is really thankful

and has nobody to thank”[i]

Almost everyone living in the real world knows that the concept of “the worst moment of my life” is a lie.  More accurately, we accumulate worst moments ...

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Annus Horribilis (The Worst Year Ever)

Posted by [email protected] on March 6, 2012 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)


          Queen Elizabeth used the phrase‘annus horribilis’ in reference to her “year of horrors” in 1992.  For me it was 1998.  In February of that year my twenty-eight year old sister Amy was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and began the process of chemo therapy and radiat...

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On Being Thankful

Posted by [email protected] on March 6, 2012 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I was raised in a Christian home:  Sunday school every Sunday, church service on Sunday night, prayer meeting on Wednesday evenings.  I made a profession of faith at the age ofe ight and still at my current age of fifty-two it stands out as the defining moment for me spiritually. 

By my early twenties, I had an education, a career, a job, and had even published a book …  but God had not let me achieve the one thing in life ...

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Big, Black Arrows

Posted by [email protected] on September 26, 2011 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I don’t know what the right choice is, Lord.  I don’t know what direction you want me to take.  I am so confused and uncertain.  I am always afraid I am going to make the wrong choice.  Help me, Lord.  I’ll do anything You need me to do and go anywhere You want me to go.  Please, just paint big, black arrows on the ground and I’ll follow them.


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My Sister Faith

Posted by [email protected] on September 26, 2011 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I wrote this essay in 2002 for my 5th grade literature students. The topic was "Write about a memorable moment in your life."   They challenged me, "If we have to write something, why don't you write something, too?"       


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My Greatest Failure: Miscarriage

Posted by [email protected] on September 1, 2011 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I’d been given the privilege of a private room in the hospital.  It was a big room – easily meant for two beds – but there was only mine in the vast space.  Was this the official “Miscarriage Room?” I wondered.  The locale where all failed mothers spent their initial first moments of cruel reality.  How many defeated, broken women had bided their time in this room in this very bed waiting until the doctors determined they were &...

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