Saturday Sursee :: May Graduations and Seeing that Nest Empty

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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 entering this next stage of life- we all enter it, right? May is the month. Differing levels of our nest being rustled and blown and changed.

Baby sleeping through the night and crawling to freedom.  Toddler climbing up and over and under.  Kiddo running through elementary school.  Tween Getting Through middle school.  Almost adult rounding the last corner of the track that is high school.  And then bam.  You are done.  The nest is empty.

We really can’t prepare so much.  But we can trust that He who is faithful will meet us and walk the path with us.  

I wrote some thoughts about the path through and in the Empty Nest.    Wondered if you needed to be reminded that He is able and more than sufficient for all of our needs.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. II Corinthians 12:9

I need to say that outloud.  I need you to say it outloud to me.  We need each other, for sure.  If you have a friend who is turning one of life’s corners, might you share this SURSEE with them?

On this Saturday, remember that His grace is sufficient for whatever nest you find yourself in today. xoxo

a Sursee Gal Beauty tip

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 need to hear about; the Sursee that will make you say, Aha!   Remember when I told you about this gorgeous Red Lipstick and dared you to wear some?

Sursee Gal Beauty tipsToday that convo would be about this really cool under eye concealer that my sister gave me on my recent trip.  This sister is the Queen of Sursees  whom I have written about before. I am the Duchess when she is on the scene.

The Queen described this product to me before I used it and said that the magic applicator felt all cool and refreshing for your tired under eye skin.  I was a little dubious about her testimony.  That is, until I tried it!  It really is pretty funky because the applicator does feel cool when the concealer glides on.  Ahhhh, a little spa time for my sad little skin under the eye.  It is called, Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller.



You can find it Target or CVS for less than $10.00.  Go check it out.  The magic roller ball makes this beauty tool AHHHHmazing.

What secret beauty Sursee do you use?  Do tell in the comments below. xoxo

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

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  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]

He is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed!


Happy Easter!  Nothing better than the words of Charles Wesley to celebrate today!  I am singing this with you all today in my heart.  Click here if you missed yesterday's post about The In Between Times... Christ the Lord is risen today, … [Continue reading]

The In Between Time :: The Day Before Easter

Spring flowers

The day before Easter. The In Between time. Christ's work is finished.  We are waiting to celebrate.  What was that like when the disciples and friends of Jesus were waiting and waiting? I am glad I know the end of the story.   … [Continue reading]