Sunday, 17 May 2015

About weakness

 "For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength." (1 Corinthians 1:25 NIV).

One day at work the LORD said to me "The weakness of God is stronger than human strength". I was happy to hear from Him and so I looked up this verse and found it in 1st Corinthians 1:25.

A few days later I had an eye-opening moment when the LORD spoke to me regarding making mistakes. I was getting ready to tell my co-worker lady about a mistake she made, when the LORD said to cover it up with my love. He said that there was no need for me to address it and correct her. He said "Just cover it up. Correct the mistake yourself and don't say anything and don't tell anybody". The way I grew up I would always want to make sure I tell somebody when they make a mistake, so they would learn. Hmm... I thought that was interesting and I right away recognized that this was the truth and this was God's ways.

After the LORD had instructed me on this subject, I myself made a mistake and the same co-worker lady corrected me on it. She addressed it and for a short moment I experienced a little contempt and rejection from her. It was an odd moment, since I had learned not to address mistakes but now I was corrected myself. With the knowledge and instruction from the LORD I was able to humble myself and silently receive correction and not retaliate or make excuses. Right then His word resonated and came alive in me about the strength of the weakness of God.

God is good and His instructions are wonderful! To walk in His ways and to reflect His nature is what is needed so that many walking in darkness will see His glorious light in us.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Suzanne Tanner

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The Kingdom of God is at hand!

It's just amazing what you can make out of a worn-out tin can – useless, perhaps even rusty and battered, something that needs to be disposed. And now look at these items –made from of a seemingly useless tin can.

If you allow it, God can do the same in your life. Put your life in God’s hands, believe and trust in His son Jesus Christ. He binds up your wounds, He forgives you, He heals you, He restores your dignity and makes you a child of the King.

Next to the Tin Crowns I have just completed some more items that speak about the Kingdom of God being near. These are great witnessing "tools" that will start a conversation about Jesus.

Tin Crown Fridge Magnet.

 Tin Crown Broach.

 Tin Crown Business Card Holder.

For more information and orders please contact 641.740.7391 or send me an email to Thank you. 

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Team work

You know you have a precious teamwork when your co-worker lady friend tells you something and you don't take any offense anymore. You are just purely glad she caught it and tells you.

Teamwork is complete and perfect when two people work hand in hand, not for the sake of themselves, but for the sake of serving others.

You can compare it to an egg: An egg is only complete when it has an egg yolk and an egg white that is safe in an egg shell.

And a complete teamwork is that safety.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Something New Is Coming!

Dear Reader,

After much consideration and prayer I had the impression that I should stop doing the Radio Devotionals on 1240 KBIZ for a season. I hadn't received any devotionals for a while and fresh revelation for new stories were just not coming to me spontaneously. So I decided to take a break for a while.

I will be back with something new from the LORD. Just wait and see. I will do the same :-)

May the LORD continue to bless you with His presence and His peace.

Suzanne Tanner

Friday, 5 December 2014

The God's Heart Calendar 2015 has arrived!

For the 4th time now I have produced a special photo calendar. It is special because every month includes a special word from the Lord and all pictures that are represented in the calendar I took myself.

This calendar has been made possible by Abby Yearling of Blackboard Printing Company in Bloomfield Iowa. Abby did the layout, design and printing.

You can order the calendar now by going to our ministry site here.

Also you can view the calendar here.

If you have an questions or need more than just one or two calendar, contact me below.

Thank you and have a nice day,

Suzanne Tanner

201 North Davis Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

"I Will Lead You"

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3: 5 & 6 NIV). 


For the first time in 3 years I was traveling without my husband. I was driving over 600 miles on the American highways all by myself and I tell you, I was nervous. Having grown up in a small country like Switzerland, it has always been easy for me to read road maps, but when it comes to big cities like Indianapolis or Columbus, I can get lost and I am nervous driving on multi-lane highways with heavy traffic commotion. 

So I was glad that on this trip I had our TomTom navigation system to guide me. As I was driving along the highway I thought that this technology would definitely lead me safely to my final destination. The only thing I would have to do is watch the screen, listen to the directions, do what I was supposed to do and I would be alright. And sure enough, Tom led me straight to the house where I was expected to be, without any delay and no detours at all.  

Isn’t this just an excellent description of the Holy Spirit that leads us into all truth? He is our comforter, our best counselor and help along the many avenues of our life. So that’s why I want to encourage you today to completely surrender your life to the Lord. Entrust any difficulties to Him and listen to His voice and His direction. I promise you that He will guide you victoriously all along the way to your final destination. Just trust in Him alone. He is indeed the best navigator you can have for the road-map of your life! 

Have a wonderfully blessed day! 

Suzanne Tanner

My husband's first poetry book is out. You can check it out and buy it here: From Pain to Poetry - The Tear Field Years.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

"Are You Hungry?"

“I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you” (Psalm 81, 10 & 16 NIV).

You should have seen this nest! We were blessed by a Red Robin that built a firm custom-made nest on top of the gutter that was coming down just underneath our roof. Now the Red Robin became a proud mommy of two little Red Robins. The only thing we can see of these little ones is their big mouth. As soon as their mother lands on the nest, they arise with their mouths wide and open hungry to receive whatever mommy brings back home to them.

As I saw this kind of hunger displayed by these birds and their wide open mouths I had to think of Psalm 81. You know, the LORD is very much like a mother to us. It is He alone that wants to fill us with such an abundance of good things so that in all times we could experience such a satisfaction and contentment.

Today the LORD wants to reassure you that He is truly the only One that can satisfy your hunger. You no longer have to feed yourself on things that leave you empty and hungry. Just be hungry for Jesus! I tell you, open your heart and mind wide to the LORD and allow The Rock of Salvation to feed you with His kind of food.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Suzanne Tanner