Susan Daugherty
About the Author

Susan Daugherty wholeheartedly believes that our lives can have big impact for Jesus, even if our daily job descriptions seem "small." She blogs about finding God’s grace, Scriptural truth, and eternal value in everyday moments. Her life story includes marriage, motherhood, adoption, homeschooling, missions, and music.

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  1. I love this story. How God is in the commonplace making it no longer common, but magical and full of grace. Meet ups with strangers, welcoming them into our space is hospitality at its finest. (;

  2. Susan… how great was that trip! I hardly travel and I love love love talking to strangers anywhere anyplace…(much to my husbands dismay) he likes to shop and go.. can I hav a witness?! I’m never going to stop as I’m letting God do His will.. we don’t know what word we leave someone with OR words they leave us with that becomes Gods word for that day.. just saying
    Keep calm & Jesus on 🙂

    • I love it! You have learned the importance of using the daily opportunities God gives us to give and receive love, no matter how brief the encounters. I am slowly coming out of my shell and finding the joy in this way of living.

  3. Such a beautiful story, Susan! We can make such a big impact through reaching outside of our normal comfort zone and extending small kindness. Thank you for sharing this encouragement with us!

    • Thank you, Becky. The experience of being stranded where there were so few people we could communicate with was so frightening at first, but I wouldn’t trade it. God gave us more than one memorable encounter over the 36 hours it took to get routed home again.
      I really enjoyed your “When Your Story is the One You Need” post. God used it to tell me some things I needed to hear about my own parenting.