Sursee Gal on the Phone

SurseeGal Podcast


Hey y’all.  I recently did another podcast with Heather at God Centered Mom.  We talked about all sorts of fun stuff…

  • Reading to your kids  and ideas for books and what your kids can do while you are reading. Love talking about this.
  • How to work with the feeling that everyone needs me all the time.  At the same time.
  • What to do when those feelings of anger pop up and sometimes come crashing out.

Go over and listen to us at  Or you can go to Podcasts on your phone and listen.

I hope that listening to us encourages you that you really  are the best mom for your kids and that God picked you and no one else.

He Cleanses Our Conscience

I can remember sitting in the audience at Women’s ministry maybe 20 years ago, when Vickie Kraft shared these verses in Hebrews about Jesus:

  • How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!  Hebrews 9:14 

  • Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.  Hebrews 10:22

I remember sitting in that chair and feeling freedom.  Wait?  He even takes care of my guilty conscience. Bam! Yes, M’am, He does.  What a gift.

I was reminded of these verses this morning when I was talking to a friend.  Moms this is a great truth to teach your children.

Gals, this is a great truth to remind each other.  His blood cleanses even our conscience.

Beautiful Lilac

Take a moment to ponder this at Easter.  Can you set aside a moment right now to thank Him for this great gift?

Oh, and let’s remind someone else of this SURSEE.  Could be just what they need to hear today.


Pretzel Yummies :: Easy Snicky Snack Dessert

Pretzel yummies

Time to cook again.  Time to make an easy dessert snack that changes with the seasons. I keep theses ingredients in the pantry so I can make whenever.  All you need to change is the color of the M&Ms.   Here they are dressed … [Continue reading]

Getting a Little Squishy


I am getting old. Yes, I admit it.  I am getting a little squishy around the middle and not liking it.  One bit. But, I am digging this season of life- the Empty Nest.  More time for things I choose.  Time with my sweet husband. The joy of … [Continue reading]

Just Say It :: What We All Need to Hear

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I am thankful for all the friends in my life who Just Say It. Gal, love your blog.  Gal, love your cooking.  You are an awesome mom.  Thanks for being my friend.  I need you to walk through life with me.  Praying for you.  Love you.  I miss you. … [Continue reading]

Sursee Gal’s Tips for Homeschooling :: You Have to Be Home to Homeschool.

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You know  I love mantras.  This is one of my favs for you if you are thinking of homeschooling, but it also applies to being a mom with no regrets. You Have to Be Home To Homeschool. It sounds ridiculous I am sure, but it was one of those mantras I … [Continue reading]

Stop While It Is Still Fun :: A Homeschooling Tip That Works for All of Us

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Stop while it is still fun. What do I mean by that?  I will start with a homeschool example, but since all moms homeschool, this advice is for all of us. One morning  you are teaching away.   If  you get to a point in your day when the tears … [Continue reading]

Go to Desserts- Easy Peach Cobbler :: Lessons in Hospitality

Easy Peach Cobbler

A hospitality trick I have learned is that I need a dessert that is my "go to, easy-peasy, don't have to think about it" Dessert.  Sometimes a gal just needs a dessert that she can make without too much thought.  But you also want one that tastes … [Continue reading]

Lettuce on a Sandwich :: Lessons in Hospitality

Hospitality looks like lettuce

So I was laughing this morning with two girlfriends about an amazing  memory we shared.  The memory? The memory was that our one friend offered us both lettuce for our sandwich once when we were at her house. Why is that amazing?  Well, mainly … [Continue reading]

Tips on Traveling with Your Kids :: Visiting Aging Relatives

Smash Book doo-dahs

Was talking with a friend the other day on the phone and got a great idea for Sursee Gal. We were talking about her impending trip to see an ill  grandparent and what that was going to look like with her child in tow.  This year over Spring Break … [Continue reading]