Susan’s Musings

Yes, Virginia, There is Still an America

The satiric site the Babylon Bee, found it necessary to start a second online site, Not the Bee. As serious pronouncements by politicians, academicians, and celebrities become increasingly outlandish, too often what the Bee writes of as humorous becomes real news a short time later. Hence, Not the Bee, where absurd but true news is...

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Share Your Life, Share Your Money

I had the privilege this week of being at Dave Ramsey’s campus and studio, where Dave and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, interviewed my husband about our book The Holistic You. Towards the end of the conversation, Dave mentioned that the very personable Rachel only receives intense pushback, and even hostility, when it comes to one...

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The More One Knows

One of the top ten reasons behind why we homeschooled was to spark our children’s interest in history, a subject that too often is taught in a yawn-inducing and stultifying manner. Yet, history is endlessly fascinating, humility-inspiring, and crucially relevant. The more one learns about historical events, the more questions there are to explore. This...

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Privilege vs. Blessing

I do not want to be a nit-picker. Naturally, this is what one would say when she is about to nit pick. So be it. I am going to write about my frustration with a book I read because I think there is an important point to make, even though what upset me is not...

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I Can Do It.

The stories related in the following Musing may or may not be based on the truth. They also may or may not have happened to people related to me. This disclaimer seems necessary because busybodies and bureaucrats increasingly think that they should overrule perfectly caring and competent parents when it comes to decisions about their...

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Clean, Cleaner, and Cleanest

I have a friend who gets very little pleasure from cooking. It is a necessity of life for her rather than a tactile, sensual experience. That is, unless she is cooking for the Sabbath. When she cooks Shabbat meals for her family and friends, the activity is infused with meaning and evolves from being an...

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Bylines and Blessings

Through the marvel of today’s technology, we easily can access millions of brilliant life lessons found in the books, speeches, and words of countless people through the ages. Yet, in most cases sitting a twenty-year-old down with samples of this wisdom will yield little benefit. Most human beings seem to need to make our own...

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Day 180

For many weeks after October 7, 2023, my Musings column revolved around the massacre that had taken place in Israel and the aftermath. We are now 180 days since then, 180 days of hostages whose fates are unknown, 180 days of families displaced from their homes, and 180 days of both suffering and resilience. Close...

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A Love Letter

My husband sort of wrote me a letter overflowing with warmth, gratitude, and love. To explain the ‘sort of,’ I need to give you the back story. One of the joys of the holiday of Purim is the obligation to eat a festive meal. Let’s just say that it is one of the easier commandments...

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A Broken Library System

I have lost faith in many government institutions. The IRS, the Justice Department, the military, and the CDC (among others) have behaved in ways that, sadly, suggest that they are politicized weapons rather than pillars of support for American society. Yet, the one tax-supported institution whose diminishment emotionally pains me the most is not a...

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