About Susie

Welcome! I'm so glad you took the time to check out this page. I'd love to hear from you and get to know you too!


Here's a little about me: 

I'm a grateful mom, wife, sister, and daughter. I'm a Puget Sound native who loves to hike and kayak, a Seattle football fan, a grown-up YoungLife kid, and a kindergarten P.E. teacher. I love writing notes of encouragement, and I'm really excited to be writing devotions for you! 

My book, Just One Word - 90 Devotions to Invite Jesus In, will be available in late 2018. 




My guys – Ty, Bob, and Andy (pictured above, left to right)

Our little dog, Koko

My big, fun, God-loving Sonntag/McBride/Crosby family

The staff and students at Pathfinder Kindergarten Center

My friends of all ages: older and wiser mentors who have inspired and taught me through the years, best friends laughing and crying through each season of life with me, and my younger “girls” just starting college, careers, and families

People that make me laugh out loud for real (Ellen, Vince Vaughn, Jen Hatmaker, my friend Angela, my brother Scott…just to name a few)

reading, writing, words

walking on the beach

chocolate chip mint ice cream

strong coffee with a just a splash of cream


WHAT I believe:

Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6).

He died to forgive our sins, He rose from the dead, and He's coming back for us (John 14:3).

God's amazing grace and love is the best gift ever. There is nothing we can possibly do to earn it (Ephesians 2:8,9). 

No matter how difficult life is right now, God can bring good and restoration. We really can trust Him (Romans 8:28).

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WHAT I hope:

You will be truly encouraged by the words shared here.

You will invite Jesus in to whatever is going on in your heart today.

You will come back again and again.