Author Archives: susanmaas

About susanmaas

I grew up in the green state of Oregon, coming to love the birds, flowers, and other wild things of the woods. Our family homeschooled for sixteen years, spending wonderful vacations at the beach or camping in the western United States and British Columbia. For most of my adult life, I have been a part-time writer, creating personal experience stories, homeschooling articles, devotionals, Sunday school curriculum, and children's stories and books. I enjoy looking for signs of the eternal in nature and the small, everything events in our lives.

Seven Year Survivor

Every October brings back thoughts of my journey through breast cancer–not because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but because it is the month my surgery took place. That seems so long ago and far away now. When I was … Continue reading

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Race for the Cure: Five Years Cancer-Free

I raced in the Komen Race for the Cure in Portland, Oregon on September 20th–celebrating five years cancer-free. It feels good! Lots of others out celebrating and supporting friends, family members, and others. It was a great day! Five years … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Mammogram Call-back

The Dreaded Mammogram Call-back: Learning to trust God, no matter what. Continue reading

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Update: Life Goes On

Life goes on, and cancer recedes into the distance. Continue reading

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Running for Komen

Last year I walked in the Susan G Komen 5K Race for the Cure. This year was I really going to run it? Continue reading

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A Dream

In my dream I was at a writers’ conference (probably Oregon Christian Writers). I walked into a class and sat down, only to suddenly remember that we had an assignment due. “Write down your favorite Bible verse and tell why … Continue reading

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Race for the Cure

Today I found myself surrounded by a sea of pink, and I thought about what it means to march in the Komen Race for the Cure. Continue reading

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