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Hi! Welcome to my website. I’m Susan Call, inspirational speaker and author. You may know me from my faith-filled testimony shared in my memoir A Search for Purple Cows, perhaps we’ve met at an event, or we’re meeting for the first time now.  You’ll find that I enjoy sharing insight I’ve gathered by traveling through life’s challenging valleys –finding hope along the way.

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I invite you to visit my blog and subscribe. You’ll receive a free download of “5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Get More Out of Life” and you’ll receive updates when there are new posts!

I’m thrilled to announce that A Search for Purple Cows is now available! I’m excited to be working with Guidepost Books to bring this expanded edition of my debut memoir to a bookstore or website near you.

What’s new?

  • Stop over and visit me on the Encouragement Cafe for my devotional My Impossible Prayer. Hope to “see you” there.
  • Join me at the Lead n Link Conference in Savannah GA, February 27 & 28.
  • Are you a writer, speaker or leader, or want to be? Why not join me in Grand Rapids this July at the Speak Up Conference! I’ll be leading a breakout session on how to take your idea and turn it into a manuscript.
  • I invite you to stop over and visit with Clarice James and me and enjoy my online interview on Clarice’s blog.
  • In late January/early February I’ll be sharing my testimony on the 700 Club. Check back for the air date.
  • Did you catch my new article in the October edition of Guideposts Magazine? If you missed it, it’s available online here.
  • My new short story “Secondhand Miracle” is out in A Cup of Christmas Cheer. You can get your copy at ShopGuideposts.org.
  • Looking for a speaker for your next event? I’m currently booking engagements for 2015.

Other online tidbits:

  • A little while back, I had the opportunity to “chat” with Dr. Ryan Fraser. Join us over on Dr. Fraser’s blog, HeartPoint to read the interview.
  • A Search for Purple Cows is now available on Amazon, CBD.combn.com and from your favorite book retailer.
  • I had the opportunity to speak with Real Life with Beth and Rob and Luann and Stephanie at the Encouragement Cafe. Click on to listen to the archived podcasts.
  • If you missed the preview of my book that was in the October edition of Guideposts Magazine, it’s available online here!
  • Now when you visit my blog and subscribe, you’ll receive a free download of “5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Get More Out of Life” and you’ll receive updates when there are new posts!
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I’m based in New Hampshire and welcome the opportunity to speak to audiences both in the North-East as well as nationally. Scheduling an event? Click on my contact page and touch base to schedule me for your next event.

I’m represented by Diana Flegal at Hartline Literary Agency.

 …with God, all things are possible – Mt 19:26 

 

 

 

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Treasure Found in a Pile of Sawdust!

 

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If I close my eyes, I can still smell the sawdust and hear the hum of the saw in my dad’s workshop. Growing up, I used to watch him build and create beautiful woodwork. Too young to use the big equipment, I often pulled wood scraps from the sawdust, added my imagination, a few nails or glue and made my own projects. Although I had fun spending time with my dad and building them, they were a distant memory until just last week.

While visiting my parents, they gave me one of my small wooden creations. My dad has kept it in his office all these years. My heart swelled thinking of the joy I had making it and then even more when I realized how much he’s treasured it all these years. The piece not only reflects my relationship with my dad, but also provides three great reminders of our Heavenly Father.

  1. What I created was not perfect, but my dad loved it. – One piece is crooked, the nails aren’t symmetrical. And, there are chips in the wood. But my dad loves it just the way it is. God loves us just the way we are too. He knows we’re flawed yet still loves us. He knew we’d make mistakes so He made a way to be reconciled through Christ. We don’t have to be perfect!
  2. Even if no one else sees the value in the little wooden object, my dad did. – Someone might look at the wooden figurine and think it’s worthless when indeed, it’s priceless. People may not always see our value either. They may not understand who we are or appreciate us. Regardless of what they think, our Father will always love us with an amazing abiding love. Even when we doubt our own worth, He never does.
  3. Everything I needed to make my wooden treasure, all the resources and skills, my dad provided me. – Everything we need to complete God’s purpose for us, He provides. He qualifies the called. He has a plan for each one of us and He will give us all the resources and develop all of the skills that we need to complete His purpose. We just need to use what He gives us for His glory.

The wooden figurine now sits on my desk, a reminder of my love for my dad, my Father and the love that I have in turn received. I’m forever blessed by a treasure born from imagination and scraps from a sawdust pile.

Do you have a similar treasure? I’d love to hear from you. Join the conversation by clicking on the comment bubble above.

 

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