135. Merry Twixmas!
Release Date: 12/28/2022
Sue Duffield's plethora of stories and comedic experiences never quit. She goes back to the story of when she traveled with the Sammy Hall Singers, and an episode of embarrassment that still makes her laugh today. "Mike, Is That You?", will be forever embedded in your brain, once you hear the story. ”Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place," so said American humorist Mark Twain. Also mentioned in this episode 145 is Sue's former pastor and friend, John Hamercheck, whose humor and...info_outline 144. A Life Without Worry
Put your worries behind you, and don’t even be worried that you’re worried! There’s too much life and promise to live every single day to its fullest. And that's the truth coming from Matthew 6: 25-34, Jesus' sermon. When Jesus says, “Don’t worry”, it’s in the context of those teachings. The people who don’t have to worry are those who seek treasure in heaven, those who have made Jesus their Master and those who are living in a love relationship with God the Father. This is such a great reminder for all believers. There is a Life Without Worry, and it's yours if you choose it....info_outline 143. Women Who Changed the World
March is Women’s History Month! This episode celebrates great women in history that have influenced Sue Duffield's life as a believer, a singer and minister of the gospel. Her mother and grandmothers set such a standard of faith. And then there was her mother-in-law who was an exceptional woman of faith, whose words and presence still hover over her. The one thing that they all had in common was prayer. And in the world of honoring women that have done good deeds and have sacrificed much are women in Sue's history that have made prayer the most important thing. This is a tribute to every...info_outline 142. I Presume You Already Know This
With both levity and concern, this episode features the overwhelming ability we all have with presumption. Host, Sue Duffield shares "Tips to Remember Before Jumping to Conclusions." 1. Sometimes it is easy for tempers to flare in traffic. When something happens that catches you off guard, take a deep breath and collect your thoughts. Remember you are God’s child and want to be a good witness, even on the road. 2. Take 1 Corinthians 13 to heart, and remember that love: * Is not arrogant or rude. * Does not insist on its own way. * Is not irritable or resentful. 3. Remember that love also...info_outline 141. For The Love Of February
This month as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, Groundhog Day, Play your Ukulele Day, National Carrot Cake Day, Work Naked Day (!), Farmer’s Day, Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, National Marriage Week, Laugh and Get Rich Day, National Pizza Day, Armed Forces Day, National Shut In Day, Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday, National Football Hangover Day, (13th), Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday, National Cabbage Day, National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day, National Love Your Pet Day, President’s Day, Shrove Monday, Ash Wednesday, National Chili Day and National No Brainer Day…. whew,,,...info_outline 140. Drift Ye Not
If you can picture Sue Duffield in a kayak adrift in the middle of a lake without a paddle, then that memory and depiction could coincide with a spiritual revelation that, quite frankly, is evident of many ministries, non-profits and Christian leaders today. Adrift. They've either lost their paddle or their anchor. This episode gives fair warning to those who have forsaken their original calling. There's reasons why some believers literally just drift away. But there's also a biblically prophetic reason too, that in the end times - some will just fall away. Be encouraged and be strengthened by...info_outline 139. Tea Bag Therapy
There's such a strong correlation between the healing properties of used tea bags and the healing balm mentioned in the scriptures. And what a fun way to present the gospel too, knowing that (1) tea bags are great for chapped lips, (2) puffy eyes, (3) reducing swelling while stopping the bleeding, and (4) to get rid of pungent odor. Think about that for a moment: In the Kingdom, God's Word has the power to keep our mouths clean and to keep them shut when they need to be shut; God's Word has the power to reduce the self-inflicted puffiness and the healing of spiritual wounds; and God's Word has...info_outline 138. Hope You Have UNStar!
While taking a trip in a rental car, Sue accidentally pressed the "OnStar" button several times. She was eventually reprimanded by one of the OnStar associates, saying, "Ma'am, don't do that; do you think you're a superstar or something?" From that experience came this episode, "How to be an UNStar". Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr's super hit, "You Don't Have to be A Star" is the setting of this post. What a super explanation of what it takes to really be a star in the Kingdom of God. For the performer who just can’t wait to be noticed, Jesus strongly urges (much like the lyrics to the...info_outline 137. The Truth Will Make You Mad
How dare Sue Duffield suggest that someone should only speak “their truth!” But what if this is “her truth?” Shouldn’t she be free and able to speak “her own truth?” Your truth (and her truth) may not be the actual truth, and that is not just her truth, but the truth. How confusing…truthfully. LOL. Episode 137 dares to challenge situational ethics. What does the truth do to people? Is it motivating to hear the truth, or is it something that makes you mad? And why does it seem that absolutes have disappeared and evaporated into thin air? And why can't we talk to each other...info_outline 136. The Patty Duke Flu
Long before podcasting was a thing, blogging took over the world. It’s both fun and sobering to go back on the internet search and find articles, blog posts and pieces that Sue Duffield has written over the years. Go ahead - we dare you - just google , and you’ll get more that you’ll ever want or need! Now we're not saying that podcasting or vloging has taken over her medium of writing, but we will say that Sue doesn't do it quite as often as she used to. Thirteen years ago, Sue wrote this post called “The Patty Duke Flu”, and since the new year gave her a bought of upper respiratory...info_outline
What's become of the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day? To quote the Jimmy Webb song, recorded by Frank Sinatra, "Whatever Happened to Christmas?", it could be even worse than this...
Whatever happened to Christmas?
It's gone and left no traces
Whatever happened to the faces or the glow?
Whatever happened to Christmas
To the Christmas way of living?
Whatever happened to the giving
The magic in the snow?
Remember the sights and the smells and the sounds
And remember the cheery call
Remember how love was all around
Whatever happened to it all?
Whatever happened to Christmas?
The bells in the streets are ringing
Whatever happened to the singing?
The songs we used to know
Whatever happened to Christmas?
And when it disappeared from view
Where was I (where was I), and whatever happened to you?
(Whatever happened to Christmas) and you?
Sue Duffield takes you on a journey of faith on how to make that "tween" week many call "TWIXMAS" now, a time of reflection and preparation for the new year. It’s a good thing to hunger and it’s a good thing to “feel” the pain and joy of experincing or wanting something deeper. Be encouraged to go deeper; don’t just put away your Christmas decorations, and rush through the week.. take time to invest in your heart and soul and spend more time with Jesus, even if the people around you aren't all that interested. Make those goals and stick to them for 2023. Sue will be there right with you along the way!