Dark House






Words that grip

and grasp

and strangle


And we, the Free,

choose not to dwell


in that dark house


We breathe in

and breathe out




The Light of the World


And the reason we don’t live

in that dark house


is because we dwell

and we abide

and we exist


with God


He calms

and strengthens

and shows us


that we don’t have to be chained

by fear





He sets the prisoner free


Minds gripped by their circumstances

are bound by this world


Walk in your freedom

walk in your Light


You may have once been a prisoner

but Jesus set you free


Be fearless

because you are held in His arms


– Susie Stewart



Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. 

– Philippians 4:6,7 (MSG)


Later, Jesus spoke to the people again and said, “I am the light of the world. The man who follows me will never walk in the dark but will live his life in the light.”

– John 8:12 (PHILLIPS)


But when the Father sends the Advocate as My representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—He will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.

I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

– John 14:26-28 (NLT)


…The Lord sets prisoners free.

– Psalm 146:7 (NIV)


Once you lived in the dark, but now the Lord has filled you with light. Live as children who have light.

– Ephesians 5:8 (GW)


Photo by Susie Stewart



I have told you, my children,

since you were young


that you are responsible

for yourself


Many people will do what is wrong

in the sight of God


But you remain true to Him

no matter what


And don’t get caught up

and offended

and angry

at whatever they do


You be responsible for yourself


It is your own life

that God will hold you accountable for


You will not change others

Change yourself when God reveals truth to you


Just go about your Father’s business

and leave Him to handle others


And if God opens a door

for you to speak truth into another




Do so humbly and boldly


You, my dear children,

are responsible for you


before man

and before God


– Susie Stewart


…choose today whom you will serve…But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.

– Joshua 24:15 (NLT)


The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.

– 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NLT)


Here is a simple rule of thumb for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative and do it for them!

– Luke 6:31 (MSG)


Jesus didn’t try to change the minds of those who firmly believed they were right.  His entire focus was to go about the Father’s business.

– Suzanne Eller


Photo by Susie Stewart