Author Archives: Susan

Website Woes

Dear Friends, Welcome to the new version of “Let It Flow.”  Amid the rush and chaos of the launch for my new book, The Desert, we discovered a very nasty virus infecting my website.  After two full days of sleuthing, … Continue reading

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New Book!

Here is my new, beautifully illustrated small coffee table book to delight adults and children alike, and just in time for Christmas.  It is Plura: The Fantastic Adventures of a Drop of Water.   Plura is a tiny droplet with a big thirst for all that … Continue reading

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Home

I was no more than two or three years old when a strange but wonderful moment came upon me.  I was watching the passing scene from a car window as rolling hillocks of very green grass flowed by, lit by … Continue reading

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Being the Image of God

Each of us is a reflection of God.  Isn’t that stunning, when you really think about it?   How far I feel from the dignity and honor of simply, in myself, reflecting Him! But of course, no one reflects Him completely.  … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

Christmas comes in many layers.  On the far outside are the stores with their decorations, the crowds, the gift-buying, the Salvation Army bells.  This begins to set the mood and draw us toward the center.  Closer to home, in our … Continue reading

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Being Creative

Oddly, I seldom listen to recorded music, but I love live performance, of all kinds.  Recorded music, no matter how fine the quality, seems to me dead, because it does not give me the synergistic connection with the performer that makes … Continue reading

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A Theology of Oreo Cookies

Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates.”  But I think life is like an Oreo cookie.  The bottom cookie is the world as we know it.  The top cookie is heaven.  They do not exist apart, but … Continue reading

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Grace

God’s grace is one of the greatest of mysteries.  I think a fitting Advent preparation for Christmas would be to try to comprehend more of this great gift than we ever have before.  Paul Tillich described it this way: “Grace … Continue reading

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Book Signing

Announcement:  I will be signing books at Copperfield’s in Napa on December 4 from 2-4:00.  The Forest and The Wisdom of Ambrose are now in stock there and at Main Street Books in St. Helena.   Local readers (and gift givers!) … Continue reading

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Strangers

Every time we drive a freeway, we are in the midst of strangers.  My car is a kind of metaphor for the fact that I function within my own world, and the worlds of all those others  are opaque to me … Continue reading

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