Prayers From Us

As teachers, every time the news reports another school shooting, we mourn over the waste of lives. Whether students, teachers, administrators, or others die, are seriously injured, or experience the trauma of such an experience, life is never the same for them and their families.

Our prayers are with those at Maryland’s Great Mills High School.

Deidre and Sue

Is it Spring yet?


Nature Photography

Despite having “sprung forward,” two Sundays ago, and the calendar saying that Spring is officially arriving today, I have my doubts about it! The weather is definitely having problems making up its mind, as evidenced by daffodils peering through a recent snowfall. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to warmer temperatures and all the activities that can bring. It’s been a difficult winter, as my husband’s family has experienced the medical emergencies and loss of a brother two weeks ago. Having the assurance that we will see Randy again because of his faith in Jesus helps in times like these, but he will be so missed.

What do you do when the troubles, stresses, and frustrations of this life occur? I hope you turn to the One who is there to support you through it all, our Heavenly Father – God. My favorite name for Him is Abba, which means “Papa God,” and I picture Him ready to hold me on that big lap of His and listen to my troubles. I can also turn to His word, the Bible, to help and encourage me through the storms of life, because some days are just HARD. Let me leave you with two scriptures that I hope will help when the difficult times come:

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” I Peter 5:7

“And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:7

In Him . . . Sue – Voice II

This entry was posted on March 20, 2018. 1 Comment

Encouraging Young Writers

photo2                                            Hello to Mrs. Cash’s class in Orlando, FL !

Deidre and I met Mrs. Cash at the FACCS conference in Orlando last November. She bought our book and was kind enough to let us know how much she enjoyed it. One of her requests was that we could encourage her sixth graders to try their hands at writing also. So this blog post is a big “SHOUT OUT” to her class with a few suggestions to hopefully light the writing fire under these students, so they can begin creating their own work:

🖊 How about a daily journal or diary where you can write down important or everyday events that happen in your life? These entries could eventually lead to writing stories about them. (You’ll look back later and enjoy remembering!)

🖊 Are you interested in your roots? You could ask your family for names, dates, and past history concerning ancestors, and write stories about them. Put yourself back in their time period and tell the story from your perspective.

🖊 How about sports? You could write about your favorite team’s latest victory or loss, the Super Bowl game, or NBA playoff? Maybe hockey, tennis, golf, or something you saw from the recent Winter Olympics would be a good choice for you. (This could eventually lead to a commentator’s job on a TV or radio station as they have to write their own scripts.)

🖊 What about starting a class or individual newspaper that tells about weekly happenings at your school? If you enjoy drawing, you could sketch some pictures as well.

🖊 Do you like video games? How about writing a story based on one of them. Choose a character and get started on your very own imaginary adventure.

Any or all of these suggestions can get you started in writing. Someone once said, “Practice makes perfect.” Like anything else, the more you write, the easier it becomes. Maybe one day, you can begin your very own fiction or non-fiction book. Get those words down on paper!

We wish you well,

“The Voices” – Sue and Deidre

This entry was posted on February 18, 2018. 2 Comments

Kneeling and looking up!


Deidre and I have been encouraged in learning about the Philadelphia Eagles focus on Jesus Christ this season. Several articles and pictures on social media have shown four or more teammates being baptized as other Eagles watched, their backup quarterback, Nick Foles, is an well-spoken Christian who contemplates becoming a pastor after his football career has ended, and the Eagles coach, Doug Pederson, gave glory to God for their Super Bowl win this past Sunday. To cap it all off, you can google a picture and video of the team kneeling in prayer on the field and in the locker room after their Super Bowl win.

Deidre and I have discussed several times during this controversial “anthem kneeling” season that there is only ONE reason to kneel, and that is to pray, give glory, or honor to God. It was so refreshing to actually see a football team do so.

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles – the 2018 Super Bowl champions! Members of this team have set their priorities on something that will last into eternity:  a relationship with Jesus Christ.





This entry was posted on February 6, 2018. 2 Comments

A January To Remember!



Snowfall, wind, ice, school closings . . . sleeping in, cocoa, movies, boredom.  This has been a month to remember due to the weather. I don’t recall being stuck in our house for this long before. Prayers for all that your heat is working, the food supply is holding out (those kiddos do eat, don’t they!), and life will return to normal soon.

If you’re interested, go to YouTube and search for One God, Two Voices. Then look for the Pure Radio station posting, and our four “A Conversation With the Voices” broadcasts are now available for your listening pleasure. Each is about 15 minutes long and concludes with a related song we think you will enjoy. Feel free to share.

God bless,

Sue and Deidre

Go Into 2018 With Confidence


As a new year is under way, the above quote from the Our Daily Bread devotional site is important to consider. Every New Year’s Eve most of us are more than willing to move on from the final day of the “old” year into the uncharted territory of the “new,” as it’s a fresh start. Hopefully there will be wonderful events awaiting us in the next 356 days, but we never know what challenging difficulties might also occur. It’s so encouraging to know that God will be with us regardless of what happens. His Word assures us of this:

Deut. 31:6 –  “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified . . . for the Lord your God goes with you. He will never leave you or forsake you.”

“. . . For He hath said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Heb. 13:5

Rest in Him this year.

Sue – Voice I

This entry was posted on January 9, 2018. 1 Comment

Merry Christmas!


Remembering the real reason for this holiday – the birth of our Savior. Out of His love for us, God gave the greatest gift. The “Voices” wish you a wonderful Christmas and a blessed 2018.

Sue and Deidre


This entry was posted on December 25, 2017. 1 Comment