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Mekenzie

Susan Ream

Joined 5 years ago from Michigan. Last activity 30 hours ago.

Welcome Friends and Visitors.  

I've found a special place to store up my writings here on Hubpages. I've discovered writers whose craftmanship with words touch me to the very core and as a bonus been blessed with treasured friendships too.

If you have a desire to write you won't find a better community than hubpages.  Great writers,many of whom have authored books.

Valuable life lessons are most often learned through the fire.  Much of my writing features insights gained through the messes of life.   God never wastes a hurt and He is faithful to work ALL things together for our good. 

My writers name is Mekenzie.  My real life name is Susan Ream.  Writing is a passion for me.  There is so much power in the pen and I strive to move, motivate, teach, encourage, celebrate, create and share life through carefully chosen words. 

I have featured social sites I am active on to the right of this profile.  I hope you will take a moment to connect with me there too. :)  Here is one more called Brand Yourself: http://susanream.brandyourself.com/

Should you connect with one of my hubs; I would be honored if you left your thoughts.  I always respond.  May God's Comfort and Grace walk you through your days.

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  • 12

    Advice For Young Women and Teen Girls

    13 days ago

    The world, Hollywood and your friends are all lying to you. aAn article written from the heart of a woman who has counseled many girls living in pain & devastation because they believed the lie.

  • 18

    Real Religion is Pure and Undefiled - James 1:27

    3 months ago

    Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from this godless world. James 1:27

  • 20

    Watch Your Tongue - James 1:26

    3 weeks ago

    Your tongue holds power. It holds the power to destroy or build up. Join me in my journey through the book of James as we look carefully at just one verse, James 1:26.

  • 6

    Are You Deceived? James 1:22-25

    3 weeks ago

    Are you Deceived? Are you a Hearer only or a Doer of God's word? Do not be deceived - evaluate your heart today.

  • 10

    God of Protection: Miracle Stories part 5

    5 months ago

    God is actively involved in His children's lives. He shows up with miracles so dynamic that there is no question - it is He . These Miracles of protection in my life humble me - who am I that He ...

  • 18

    The Woman Who Loved

    7 months ago

    The woman who loved Jesus is a story that reveals the difference between religion and true worship. He who is forgiven little, loves little.; He who is forgiven most loves most.

  • 20

    Eve's Despair

    11 months ago

    What was Eve thinking after God found Adam and her hiding in the bushes? What went through her head after she learned the devastating consequences of her actions on that fateful day?

  • 13

    Skill of Listening - James 1:19-21

    3 weeks ago

    Everyone should be Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak and Slow to become Angry. Join in a study that comes from the heart of God. Learn, apply and be wise as you delve into the book of James.

  • 12

    God Does Not Change

    3 weeks ago

    Do you feel the effects of living in a very unstable and changing world? There is one who never changes; He is your creator. Learn of the God who never changes. Find rest in His unchanging love.

  • 12

    Grief and Loss - Loss of a Loved One

    3 months ago

    Grief and Loss is something most all will experience. The loss of a loved one is painful. Read the memoirs of three teens as they witnessed their great grandmas passage from this life to the next.

  • 6

    Youth Rebellion - Parent Help

    12 months ago

    If you are living with Youth Rebellion in your home and if you are in need of parent help for support and guidance, you have landed on the right page. This is the third article in a series of three.

  • 8

    When You are Tempted

    3 weeks ago

    When tempted some may believe that God is tempting them. In James 1:13-15 we learn where that temptation comes from and where it can lead us. The key to resisting temptation is found in God's word.

  • 21

    Forgiveness Heals

    3 months ago

    If you have been offended or abused, without forgiving the offender, you will not be able to control your reactions to future offenses and abuse. If the signs and effects of living with un-forgiveness (anger,...

  • 20

    Be Still and Know that I am God

    8 months ago

    Stage four Cancer hit my sweet sister-in-law. My heart was crushed with the heaviness of this news. An urgent day of prayer and fasting followed. Read an amazing account of when God showed up.

  • 10

    Oppositional Defiant Rebellious Teenager Resources

    3 months ago

    Out of my own journey with teenage rebellion I've learned many lessons. I have written this article to recommend some resources I used. These resources offer hope and provide direction in the midst.

  • 12

    Testing Trials - James 1:12

    3 weeks ago

    If you are a child of God; you are no stranger to trials or temptations. How are we to face testing trials or the temptations that threaten to bring us down? God gives us specific instructions.

  • 12

    God Provides: Miracle Stories Part 4

    5 months ago

    God is our provider. This is a true story of God's amazing provisions in our lives. A miracle was had when God opened the door to Ministry for Gary, then miraculously gave us the home of our dreams.

  • 12

    Answered Prayer and God's Call: Miracle Stories Part 2

    3 weeks ago

    A True account of Miracle Stories that have happened in my life. Miracles in answer to specific prayers and the Miracle of Jesus Call on my life and His Amazing provision through God's people.

  • 7

    Funny Online Dating Stories - Rich and Rude Randy Part 2

    3 months ago

    Join Sara in another Dating disaster in Funny Internet Stories - Rich and Rude Randy 2. Sara has a heart that see's the best in people. See what happens when she opens herself up to try again.

  • 4

    Cultural Status

    3 months ago

    What's your Status? Are you Rich or Poor? James is addressing both groups as he explains that Status in this world's eyes means nothing in the light of eternity.

  • 28

    Are you a Doubter?

    3 months ago

    The topic is No Doubting. Have you ever asked God for wisdom with a nagging doubt inside? Let's contemplate the problem of unanswered prayer.

  • 12

    James Life Lessons - James 1:1-4

    4 months ago

    Open the book of James and learn simple tools designed to make this study come alive; changing lives. Let's uncover the treasures of truth hidden in its pages. Theme: Trials & temptation - God's Take

  • 8

    Oh How I Love Your Word

    3 months ago

    Many people think that Bible Study is not only hard work but it's boring too. I am praying I can entice you to look at scriptures through different lenses.

  • 16

    Spiritual Disciplines - Study God's Word

    2 weeks ago

    As a Christian we need a guide map to learn what pleases Christ. Spiritual disciplines lists tools to equip us to walk faithfully. This article is part 1 (Study of God's Word) of a 4 part series.

  • 28

    Beautiful Things

    3 months ago

    Exploring the many hues, forms and expressions of beauty. I invite you to come walk alongside me as we take a moment to reflect on and appreciate the beauty that surrounds all of us.

  • 12

    Your Journey of Faith

    11 months ago

    What does it look like when acceptance is embraced? Is it possible to accept the circumstances and position in ones life ... no matter what? Jesus died to give us abundant life; trading expectations for acceptance will...

  • 6

    Single Christians Dating

    6 weeks ago

    Christian singles pose many questions and this hub is designed to give answers. Questions about loneliness, meeting the man of your dreams & waiting? Join in the discussion by leaving your comments.

  • 23

    Single Christian

    3 months ago

    All singles are not alike. You will find four views on singleness in this hub. The following are the names of the groups used to examine the unique challenges and temptations of Christian Singles: Looking and Longing,...

  • 24

    Messy Buns

    3 months ago

    This article will teach you how to create a Messy Bun. Instructions & 'how to' create different versions of this playful style. Video's & clear directions included to help create your own Messy Bun.

  • 16

    Take Me to Adventure

    12 months ago

    A poem was birthed one day as my attention went from the computer to the ray of sunshine splashing through my window. As I was reflecting, the words to this poem began to formulate and take shape. I hope it leads you...

  • 46

    Andy Griffith Show

    4 months ago

    The Andy Griffith Show was centered around a single father who is the town sheriff. Andy is raising his son Opie, with the help of Aunt Bee, in a quaint little town called Mayberry. Turn back the pages of time to 1960...

  • 16

    Forgiveness and Healing: -Miracle Stories part 3

    3 months ago

    The common denominator in all of these stories is that they are actually God stories; They are all about Him and what He did. Come, let me tell you more about my Father God and the many Miracles He has performed in my...

  • 28

    Miracle Stories

    3 months ago

    This is the first in a four part series on Miracle Stories. Come along with me as I tell you stories about the miracles that have happened in my life.

  • 43

    Weight Loss Smoothies

    2 months ago

    Recipe's for delicious and refreshing weight loss shakes, smoothies and slushies. Whether you need to loose weight or just need a simple meal replacement, a smoothie is the way to go. Blend these tasty treats in...

  • 12

    Silver Fillings Release Mercury Toxins and Root Canals Leak Toxins

    3 weeks ago

    If you have silver fillings in your mouth then you have mercury being released every time you touch your teeth together. Gases, more poisonous than lead or arsenic, leak from the mercury in fillings. Watch a video...

  • 10

    Melinda's Addiction

    3 weeks ago

    Melinda is in a desperate place. She was only 16 when her friends mom offered her crack. Helplessly addicted, she finds herself in a dark & sinister place. In part one Melinda reveals the pain and agony...

  • 24

    Take Personal Responsibility

    3 months ago

    You have been entrusted with a life here on earth. What are you doing with your life? Take personal responsibility for the life God gave you.

  • 23

    Five Gorgeous Hairstyle Tutorials for Long Hair

    3 months ago

    A woman's beauty is highly enhanced by her hair. Classy women experiment with their hair creating a variety of looks. Find tutorials for creating beautiful, creative and unique hairstyles.

  • 33

    Old Age Just Snuck Up on Me.

    11 days ago

    Are you ready to reflect on old age? This article is a call to pass down wisdom to those who come behind us and it sure to tickle your funny bone too. A reflection on how old age sneaks up on us.

  • 41

    Healthy Green Salads

    3 months ago

    Four wonderful healthy green salad recipe's and two salad dressing recipes. Green Salads are a great way to get a big pop of nutrition onto your plate and into your body for energy and health.

  • 10

    Little Girls Hair - Hairstyles and Dos: Braided, Updos with Tutorial and Illustrative Videos

    4 months ago

    Learn how to create many hairstyles for little girls. Videos and tutorials make it easy and help you to become an expert. Hairstyles for little girls include, Dutch braid, Loopy French Braid, Triple Water Fall French...

  • 24

    Words Hold Power to Hurt or Heal [video] Chris Medina

    3 months ago

    What you say has a huge effect on those who hear your words. The words others say to you are stored in your brain and affect you. The power of destructive, hateful words can be broken.

  • 32

    True Love is Patient and Kind

    5 months ago

    Human nature and our culture is very self centered and self serving. As two independent people come into a marriage relationship the chances of making it 'til death do us part' are scarce. Learn the secret to true love...

  • 56

    Benefits of Healthy Healing Clean Drinking Water (Alkaline)

    11 months ago

    After many years research has proven that all water is NOT equal. Learn about the HUGE benefits of drinking alkaline ionized water. This Hub will lead you to an instructional video with many specific and great details.

  • 18

    Amazing Grace - Ch 10

    6 months ago

    God's Spirit meets his creation at a bench alter in the park. Donny posed the question "So, if you did it for church, was you doin' it for God?" Witness the Spirit of God working - Amazing Grace!

  • 66

    God Ordained My True Love Story

    2 months ago

    a TRUE story about how I met my husband. Come and see how God gently prods me away from my high school sweetheart and bring me the man of my dreams.

  • 48

    My Son His Son Poem and Personal Story by his Mother

    10 days ago

    My Son His Son is a very personal story created from a place in my soul known only by God. How does a mother find the words to convey the intense love that is woven into the fabric her being?

  • 48

    Looking At This World Through God's Eyes

    13 months ago

    God so loves us and He sees us with eternal eyes. His love is so incomprehensible ... hard to wrap my mind around such unconditional and HUGE love. In this hub, I pay tribute to some very important hubbers who have...

  • 57

    Unhealthy Verses Healthy Sweetener

    9 months ago

    Did you know there is actually a Healthy Sweetener on the market today? Did you know that consuming SUGAR is a danger to your health? Learn about the dangers of using artificial sweeteners like equal, splenda and...

  • 78

    Life is Hard but God is Good

    10 months ago

    God NEVER wastes a hurt, no never! We all have the choice,we can become better or bitter through life's trials. Walk with me through my most difficult trials and see how God is Good.

  • 36

    A Simple Man for A Great Mission - Jim Cymbala (Includes Story about His Daughter)

    3 months ago

    God called Jim Cymbala to build a huge ministry in Brooklyn New York. Includes story of his daughter's rebellion and return to God and her family. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir videos - Carol Cymbala.

  • 23

    Amazing Grace Storm the Gates of Heaven Chapter 8

    2 months ago

    Pastor begins to pray for wisdom to respond as Jesus would to a member who assaulted one of their young lady's. One by one, as the deacons knelt before God, they inwardly surrendered their individual wills so that God's...

  • 22

    Amazing Grace Confronting Tom Ch 6

    3 months ago

    This is Part 6 of a Christian Story being co-authored by Unchained Grace and Mekenzie. This is a revelation that is unfolding as the story is being written.

  • 22

    Amazing Grace John's Encounter with God Ch 4

    9 months ago

    Christian Story about a Homeless Vietnam Vet who comes to know the Lord as Savior. A situation occurs which causes a trauma in the Church. See how the people of God seek wisdom from God and how God comes through.

  • 28

    Amazing Grace A Short Sermon Ch 2

    3 months ago

    Sweet and beautiful Jennifer had gone to get a drink between services. Just as she bowed her head to the fountain she sensed a presence sneaking up behind her. As the figure swooped in to grab at her breasts, he...

  • 62

    What the Bible Says About Hypocrisy and Pretenders. My Experience

    3 weeks ago

    People get really tripped up when they come across hypocrites and pretenders. I almost lost my Faith when I saw it on my Christian College Campus. Should we bar hypocrites and Pretenders from the Church?

  • 21

    Acapella Music

    6 months ago

    If you are drawn to the beauty of blending voices together in A cappella music then this is for you. I have featured some of my favorite A cappella Groups. Video's included for your enjoyment.

  • 97

    A Mothers Prayer for her daughter

    2 months ago

    A Mothers Prayer is the story of my teenage daughter. As her mother I was very concerned about her choices. The story tells of the power of prayer & the very specific answer to my urgent pleadings.

  • 21

    House Blessing - Safe Place

    8 months ago

    The home must be a place of safety and peace. The world may treat you bad, but when you enter the doors of your home, your family awaits you to welcome you. A poem is included called Your Safe Place Called Home.

  • 27

    Home is Where The Heart Is

    8 weeks ago

    Home is where there heart is, you've heard this right? It has always been a top priority to make my home a place where people, especially my family, know they are accepted, safe and loved.

  • 49

    Description for the Beautiful Woman [video]

    2 weeks ago

    What makes a beautiful woman? Is it her outward appearance? Or is it is a deeper beauty from within? A video and song to illustrate the meaning of TRUE BEAUTY: "More Beautiful You" by Johnny Diaz

  • 14

    Funny Internet Dating Stories - Roaming Richard

    12 months ago

    Richards picture revealed a very handsome and strong face. Sara gazed deep into his grey-blue eyes and imagined that they held wisdom and experience. As the story unfolds Sara's anxiety peaks as she waits for her date...

  • 32

    When Your Brain and Mind is Missfiring

    3 months ago

    A hub about the struggle and complexity of living with Mental Illness. Recent Mental Health News is included in this article. The power of your thoughts is addressed with suggestions on changing the way you think.

  • 24

    Funny Online Internet Dating Stories - Rich and Rude Randy

    3 days ago

    Randy is incredibly RUDE and arrogant. Learn about the awkward situations he puts Sara in. You will laugh at the incredibly stupid things this guy does all in the name of love.

  • 69

    Funny Online Dating Stories - Too Much is Too Soon Todd

    3 months ago

    The first in a series of 3 funny and online dating stories about my friend Sara. Todd is charming, thoughtful and so handsome. Sara is excited believing this might just might be the one.

  • 8

    How to Choose the Most Complementary Women's Rings and Jewelry - Based on Skin Tone

    3 months ago

    Did you know that there are certain types of women's rings that will look better than others on you? If your underlying skin tone is warm, Gold jewlry we look better on you. If your underlying skin tone is cool - then...

  • 22

    Belief, Faith and Trusting in God

    2 months ago

    Believers, Seekers, Atheists and Agnostics. True story - Physician & wife set out to disprove the Bible & former reporter for Chicago Tribune & avowed atheist on a quest to disprove Christianity.

  • 4

    Mexican Food Recipe's

    3 months ago

    Mexican recipe's; Including my daughter's original recipe for Naked Burritos, my Mexican Taco Recipe, a comfort food recipe called Chicken Mexican Fiesta and a spicy Mexican Hot Cocoa Recipe.

  • 15

    Dietary Fiber - Heal Your Gut - Dr. Mercola

    12 months ago

    Dr. Mercola calls himself the fiber guru. He says that the lack of dietary fiber has more repercussions to our health than we could imagine. Read this article to learn the diseases connected to lack of fiber and learn...

  • 10

    Clean Air is VITAL to your Health

    14 months ago

    Most of my family were affected by the air they breathe and I didn't even know it until (read more). Our buildings are so tight they cannot breathe causing epidemic numbers of new illnesses. Find relief from allergens,...

  • 4

    Your Grandchild

    3 days ago

    As a grandparent you have the opportunity to play a very vital role in your grandchild's life. Your new grandbaby will bring much joy to your life and you will grow to love each other more with each year.

  • 28

    How Do You Know if You Have the Gift of Discernment?

    5 months ago

    Do you have the gift of Discernment? Do you know how to use this gift to minister to the body of Christ? Learn more details about what the word of God has to say about this spiritual gift.

  • 12

    Tips and List of Chores Chart for Stay at Home Moms

    13 months ago

    Tips for the stay at home mom. This article provides ideas structure, goals, schedules and practical advice for getting the most out of your time with your kids. You are their teacher mom your kids need you.

  • 5

    Home Decorating Ideas

    2 months ago

    The home is the woman's domain. It reflects the woman who lives there; Every room displays her taste whether it be elegant or earthy. What is your decorating style?

  • 86

    Rebellious, Defiant Disorder With My Teenage Son

    3 months ago

    Are you trying cope with a rebellious teen? Does your child display characteristics of oppositional defiant disorder? Read a very personal account of my nightmare journey in raising my rebel son. Though I thought I...

  • 24

    What is Considered the Highest form of Love?

    14 months ago

    People yearn to be loved and seek diligently to find someone to pour their own love into; Some never find true love and wonder why. In order to find love one must first understand the meaning of love. The goal of...

  • 51

    How Forgiveness Heals - You Must Allow it to Fill Your Heart

    8 months ago

    Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. You do not need to be held captive to destructive emotions as a result of being hurt by another person; no matter how horrific the offense. Learn how to forgive those who have...

  • 89

    A Mothers Grief - The loss of her Child - Includes Original Poem

    2 months ago

    A true story of incredible courage in the face of losing two babies. A genetic glitch caused this Mother to loose her baby girl right after her birth. Later they lost their baby boy who was about seven months old due...

  • 36

    My Personal Encounter with God

    2 months ago

    Is God like my father? See life through my little girls eyes and the terror of living with a raging Dad. Then learn how I came to know God as my All in All and Jesus His son as my Savior and Lord.

  • 1

    Christmas In Neighborhood Light Display - Michigan Holiday Road Show

    10 months ago

    Michigan Holiday Road Show is the story of what happened in our neighborhood during the Christmas Season. Amazing Pictures and descriptions of a very gifted man who uses his know-how to light up this corner of town. ...

  • 2

    Picking the Perfect Present

    8 months ago

    Coming up with gift ideas for our friends or family can be so difficult. What do you buy for the person who has everything and how could you possible know what your eight year old niece will like? Take a trip of 20...

  • 8

    PMS, Post-Partum Depression, Baby Blues and Hormonal Dysfunctions

    3 months ago

    Find resources & answers for the life disrupting and horrendous hormonal conditions called Post-Partum Depression & PMS. There are answers don't JUST accept it. Be your own best friend and GET HELP!

  • 12

    Mental Illness Borderline Personality Disorder

    3 months ago

    Mental Illness does not hold the stigma of days gone by. More and more people are being hit with depression and more serious mental illnesses. Find encouragement and many resources here.

  • 10

    Whole Food Supplement Vitamins

    13 months ago

    Are you getting all of the nutrition your body needs to be strong and healthy? Do you buy your vitamins and minerals at the drug store or do you get quality whole food supplements from a trustworthy source? Learn why...

  • 32

    Dr. Oz on Water and Alkaline Water

    4 months ago

    A link to Dr. Oz's television talk show called 'Don't drink the Water!' Don't ever bathe a baby in tap water. Learn about a new revolutionary water system that has HUGE health benefits.

  • 16

    Do You Have Panic Attacks and Anxiety?

    2 months ago

    If you've ever experienced a panic attack you will identify. There are some good resources listed on this page. Take control today & get the help you need to conquer Panic Attacks and Anxiety.

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