Jesus Blog: Do You Know?

 More today from Susan Cottrell’s weekly “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you…

What a journey!

Would you pause for just a moment? Breathe. I want to ask you something…

Do you know how much I love you?

Do you know how much I am for you?

Do you know that the Bible says that God rejoices over you with singing?

It’s true.

And it’s not about someone else, it’s you.


Sometimes there are obstacles on this journey you are on. Please don’t give up. And please remember that I am with you and I am for you.

And don’t worry if you are not sure where the journey is going. Sometimes wandering is the perfect thing to do.

Remember… It’s not the beginning or the end of the journey that matters, it’s the journey itself.

Slow down, enjoy my love for you. Let’s do this together.

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SUSAN COTTRELL is a national speaker, teacher, and counselor with years of Biblical study and discipleship experience. Her books include: Mom, I’m Gay – Loving Your LGBTQ Child Without Sacrificing Your Faithas well as How Not to Lose Your Teen and The Marriage Renovation. Through her nonprofit organization – – Susan champions the LGBTQ community and families with her characteristic tender-heartedness, and she zealously challenges Christians who reject them with her wise insistence that “loving God and loving others” are the foundation of the rest of the scripture, just as Jesus said.

She is the Vice-President of PFLAG Austin, and her “Mom, I’m Gay” book has been endorsed by The Human Rights Campaign and others. Sharon Groves, PhD, HRC’s Religion & Faith Program Director says, “I often get asked by parents for resources that can address the struggles of raising LGBT sons and daughters without having to leave faith behind. Susan Cottrell’s book, Mom, I’m Gay, does just that. This is the kind of book that parents will love.”

She and her husband have been married more than 25 years and have five children – one of whom is in the LGBTQ community. She lives in Austin, Texas, and blogs at and here in IMPACT Magazine’s FreedHearts and Jesus Blog columns.