My Summertime Goal :: 20 Minutes Everyday


My summertime goal

A Summertime goal for me is 20 Minutes Everday.

20 Minutes of reading,

of memorizing the Word,

of writing,

of walking,

of playing the piano,

of cleaning out,

of stretching or lifting weights,

of gardening.

20 minutes everyday adds up.  Over a two days, a week, a month.

20 minutes everyday is doable.

20 minutes fits me this summer.

I can do 20 minutes everyday.

If I just do 20 minutes, then I will see results this summer. A SURSEE for sure.

What about you?  What are you going to do for 20 minutes everyday  this summer?  Do tell.  It encourages me to hear how you will use your 20 Minutes?




Stop Wearing Pants That Don’t Fit

Stop wearing pants that don't fit

Right now, I want you to stop wearing those pants you don’t like.  You know the ones that are too tight, too loose, too short, too long.  The ones you have had for years, and they look like it, but you don’t have another pair of white pants, so you keep them and really don’t feel great in them.

I am writing this as I sit in my white pants.  The ones that are ages old and look it.  Not a cool kind of retro look old– a saggy baggy kind of old.  I feel a little frumpy in them.

While we are at it, let’s talk about bras, too.  I  bought new bras today.  Ugh-mo. Needed them.  Needed her to measure and tell me what my real bra size should be.  I was so offfffff!

Have you been measured and  bought a new bra recently?   If you can’t remember, then sistah, you need to go get measured and buy a new bra!  Stop wearing bras that don’t fit.

I thought of you when I was standing in the dressing room.  I know I needed a little push to buy the bra.  And the new pants.  Do YOU?  I am giving you permission to stop wearing pants you don’t like.  Or that shirt.  Or the dress that just doesn’t do it anymore. Or bras that are too old or don’t fit.

Get rid of those clothes in your closet and only keep what you love.  There are so many blog posts and articles about Capsule Closets or 10 Piece Wardrobes,  and I think there is something to these ideas.  Get rid of stuff in your closet that you just don’t like and is taking up room.   Ask a friend to help you.  Ask your husband.  Clean out and only wear what you LOVE.  Ahhh.

Let’s purge our closet at the start of summer and be free!  A clean closet will be a little Sursee for you and your summer.  Be brave and tell me how you did!




Saturday Sursee :: May Graduations and Seeing that Nest Empty

empty nest thoughts for pinterest

Gal, Are you there?  Are you about to enter the Empty Nest?  Are you looking at your son or daughter as they graduate and realizing this is it?  Maybe you are Wondering, What Next? I was thinking about this today as I thought of friends who are … [Continue reading]

a Sursee Gal Beauty tip

Sursee Gal Beauty tips

Part of the time I imagine Sursee Gal being like a quick conversation on the phone or a chat in the carpool line with you.  One of those, "Hey gal, I wanna tell you about this new book/recipe/product that I found.  That little Sursee that I think you … [Continue reading]

Words for the End of the School Year :: Dear Middle School Mom,

Tips for May transitions

Here it is May again, and I always feel busy during this month and I don't even have kids at home!  A friend told me once, "Never schedule anything for May.  No doctor appointments, no lunches with friends, no nothing."  I think she is right.  There … [Continue reading]

Sursee Saturday :: A Word Picture for The Netherlands

Psalm 6512

  Loved my trip to the Netherlands...even just love that name- The Nether Lands- sounds so much like a C. S. Lewis adventure novel. In my Chronological Bible reading today, I read these verses and they pictured to me what I was feeling and … [Continue reading]

Mentoring Moment :: What Did You Do When Your Kids Compared or Used Unkind Words?

Mentoring Moments What Did you do when your kids talked unkindly or compared

–What did you do when your kids compared or used unkind words with one another? I just received a question like this, and as I was emailing this sweet mom back, I thought that maybe there might be others who would be encouraged if they heard this. … [Continue reading]

Accepting a Compliment Is An Art Form

accepting a compliment is an art form

Dear friends, A good friend sent this to me the other day, and I  just had to share.  What do you do when someone compliments you? How do you respond? I love this answer below, and I hope that it helps you the next time you are complimented.  A … [Continue reading]

Saturday Sursee :: A Piece of Fashion Advice that Never Ages

You Can Always Afford a Good Haircut

This is one of the best pieces of fashion advice I have received in my life. Hope it helps you. A friend told me this in college.  She said her mama told her, so now I am telling you.  From mama, to college roomie to Sursee Gal to you; here is a … [Continue reading]

Saturday Sursee :: Looking for Spring


Don't you love looking for spring?  The trees are blooming, the flowers are in full gorgeousness.  Everyday is a new day in our yard as everything wakes up from winter.  It is a wonderful reminder that God is alive and present and working.  Out of … [Continue reading]