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Susan Ream (Mekenzie)

Joined 5 years ago from Michigan. Last activity 2 days ago.

Welcome Friends and Visitors.  

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. 

Most of my life my #1 calling has been as a Pastor's Wife. I have worn many hats throughout the years. To name a few, I have been a teen leader (I LOVE TEENS), a Sunday School teacher, a director for childrens Christmas programs (uncovering raw talent), led Bible studies for women, set up a M.O.P.S. (mothers of preschoolers) program, created a program called Sunny Seniors to minister to the elderly, served with my husband to create a couples Bible study and spent many hours as counselor.  I have also worked as a nutritional specialist and behavior counselor with Nutrisystem.  My interests are varied and if you've viewed my hubs you will see that reflected in the topics on my page. 

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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  • 18

    Young Women - Advice

    2 months ago

    This is an article with advice for young women and teen girls. It is written from the heart of a woman who has counseled many girls living in pain and devastation because they believed the lie.

  • 18

    Real Religion is Pure and Undefiled - James 1:27

    9 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

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    Watch Your Tongue - James 1:26

    6 months 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

    5 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.

  • 12

    God of Protection: Miracle Stories part 5

    6 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 ...

  • 20

    The Woman Who Loved

    4 days 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

    6 weeks 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

    6 months 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

    6 months 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

    Death - Grief Process

    8 weeks ago

    Grieving over the death of a loved one is hard and painful. Read the memoirs of four teens as they worked through death & grief of witnessing their great grandmas passage from this life to the next.

  • 10

    Temptation - James 1:12

    3 months ago

    When temptation hits, you may think that God is tempting you. In James 1:13-15 we learn where temptation comes from and where it can lead. Learn the key to resisting temptation in God's word.

  • 21

    Forgiveness Heals

    2 months ago

    If the signs and effects of living with un-forgiveness (anger, bitterness, hostility, isolation, overreaction etc.) resonate with you ... allow me share the key that will set you free.

  • 20

    Be Still and Know that I am God

    2 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.

  • 12

    Trials - James 1:12

    3 months 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

    7 weeks 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.

  • 14

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

    7 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

    Internet Dating - Rich and Rude Randy Part 2

    11 days 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

    9 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?

    11 days 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.

  • 8

    Oh How I Love Your Word

    4 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.

  • 12

    Life Lessons - James 1:1-4

    8 days 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

  • 16

    Spiritual Disciplines - Study God's Word

    6 months 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

    10 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

    2 months ago

    What does it look like when acceptance is embraced? Jesus died to give us abundant life; trading expectations for acceptance will free us to experience life to the full.

  • 6

    Single Christians Dating

    7 months 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

    Christian - Single

    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,...

  • 28

    Hairstyles - Messy Buns

    2 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

    4 weeks 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

    5 weeks 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

    9 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

    10 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

    9 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

    6 months 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...

  • 23

    Five Gorgeous Hairstyle Tutorials for Long Hair

    9 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.

    4 months 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.

  • 43

    Healthy Green Salads

    9 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

    Girls Hairstyles: Tutorial and Illustrative Videos

    3 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...

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  • 24

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

    5 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

    2 months ago

    Human nature is very self centered. 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)

    17 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.

  • 70

    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

    Looking At This World Through God's Eyes

    19 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

    2 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 the difference between Unhealthy verses healthy sweeteners.

  • 78

    Life is Hard but God is Good

    7 weeks 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)

    9 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.

  • 64

    What the Bible Says About Hypocrisy and Pretenders. My Experience

    7 months 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

    5 weeks 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.

  • 105

    A Mothers Prayer for her daughter

    2 weeks 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.

  • 27

    Home is Where The Heart Is

    8 months 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 months 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

    Internet Dating - Roaming Richard

    2 months ago

    Richards picture revealed a very handsome face. Sara felt that his eyes held wisdom and experience. As the story unfolds Sara's anxiety peaks as she waits for her date with Roaming Richard.

  • 55

    Not My Will

    6 months ago

    My experiences as a child of an alcoholic and rage-aholic. In the midst of chaos and dysfunction; I assumed the role of being responsible for everything and everyone. God reached me & I found love.

  • 32

    Brains - Misfiring

    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

    Internet Dating - Rich and Rude Randy

    11 days ago

    Internet dating is risky. This dating story is about rich & rude Randy. Read about awkward situations he puts Sara in. Laugh at the incredibly stupid things this guy does all in the name of love.

  • 69

    Internet Dating - Too Much Too Soon Todd

    2 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

    9 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

    3 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

    9 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

    18 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

    20 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

    2 months 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?

    11 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

    2 weeks ago

    Tips for the stay at home mom. This article provides structuring helps, goals, calendar planning and practical advice for moms who want to train their children to become responsible adults.

  • 5

    Home Decorating Ideas

    8 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?

  • 24

    What is the Highest form of Love?

    2 months ago

    People yearn to be loved and seek diligently to find someone to pour their own love into. This article reveals 3 forms or levels of love ranging from a base indulgence to a holy, sacrificial gift.

  • 51

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

    14 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...

  • 91

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

    7 weeks 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

    8 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.

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    Picking the Perfect Present

    14 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

    9 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

    9 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

    19 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

    10 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?

    9 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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