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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’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?

  • Join me on April 12th at Barnes and Nobles in Nashua NH for their author event from 1-3pm. Stop in and get your copy of A Search for Purple Cows!
  • I’m headed to Central Pennsylvania.  Join me on May 10th at Sunbury Community Hospital’s Annual National Women’s Health Event Live~Laugh~Love.  
  • The latest interview on Purple Cows is now available.  I recently 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 possibleMt 19:26 

 

 

 

Recent Posts

Hail, Hydrangeas, and Hope – 5 Nuggets of Wisdom for the Storms of Life

HydrangeaFor years after we moved into our split ranch home in the suburbs, an unassuming hydrangea bush stood almost forgotten in our front yard. The small bush only managed to only spit out a few small pale flowers each year. I’ll be honest, I never gave the bush much thought, nor did I have very high expectations after seeing its lackluster display year after year.

Then it happened.  An unexpected severe storm brought down pours, hail and damaging winds, beating the poor bush to a withered heap of torn leaves.  The force of the storm even managed to wash away some of the soil beneath the plant, leaving its roots exposed.

I trimmed the branches and poured some new soil around the roots, but I didn’t know if the little bush really had a chance.  Weeks went by after the storm.  One day I pulled in my driveway surprised to find brilliant large blooms of deep blue covering the now strong vibrant bush. The plant stood fuller, stronger, and more radiant than ever before.  Seeing the amazing blooms provided insight into the powerful results of life’s storms.

1. You’re stronger than you think.

Life can throw you everything but the kitchen sink. When you lean upon God through your trials, you can tap into His strength, His peace and His resources. You don’t have to face your troubles alone or only with your own strength. Lean upon Him and allow Him to make you stronger.  (see Philippians 4:13)

2.  Storms are temporary.

When we’re standing in the middle of a storm, it can feel like it will never end. Some storms are painfully long. But, just like the hail storm that pounded my hydrangea bush, eventually every storm comes to an end.  (see 2 Corinthians 4:17)

3.  Not everyone sees your potential.

When you are in the middle of a messy life, rest assured that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of us.  He knows when and how His fruit will bloom in our lives. It can be brilliantly unexpected and beyond what we or those around us ever knew was possible.  (see Jeremiah 29:11)

4.  Sometimes you need new soil.

Life’s storms can cause us to reflect upon our influences and assess what’s feeding us and how deep our roots run.  Troubles can help our roots grow stronger where we are, or God may use our trials to transplant us to where He wants us to bloom. (see Ezekiel 36:36)

5.  Beauty emerges on the other side of trials.

God is the great recycler.  He takes the broken, tattered, worn out pieces of our journeys and recycles them in to His masterpiece. He takes us from broken to restored and truly can bring beauty from ashes. (see Isaiah 61:3)

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