About Susie

Me? Blogging? I'm so surprised! And, I'm so glad you're here. 

I'm a wife and a mom, a sister and a daughter, an elementary P.E. teacher, a loyal Seattle sports fan, and a Starbucks addict who just happened to stumble upon some ordinary words that are changing my heart. Oh, yeah, and I have some pretty amazing people in my life, too...

Words and people. One of my favorite things about Jesus is how He works through both of these in all kinds of creative and meaningful ways. It's so much fun!


With all my Heart I LOVE: 


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

Our little dog, Koko

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

My students

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

The beach. Any beach. Anywhere. Anytime.

REALLY strong coffee (with just a little bit of cream)

Stand up paddleboarding

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)

Almost anything sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar


With all my heart 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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With all my heart 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.