Susan Diamond

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Susan Diamond

Writing is new for me. I am founder, publisher and Chief of Pray for <a rel="nofollow" href="http://inspirationalprayersforwomenofdifferentreligions.com" target="_blank">www.prayables.com</a> It's a multi-faith online prayer community for women. I am spiritual, I am religious, I am not your typical holy roller. I am a woman who knows that I can pray any where, any time and in any way. Yet, when I pray with words that are expressive and beautiful, I find my sacred conversations are more meaningful and I am closer to my higher power. In my business life I am a sales and marketing professional. Prior to starting Prayables, I was able to bring my skill set to the non-profit world where I worked for both Jewish and Christian advocacy groups. I discovered the language of prayer may be slightly different, but we are mostly praying for the same things. I experimented with new ways to pray in a multi-faith setting and found it was easy to do and tremendously rewarding.<br /> <br /> Besides doing work that I love, I am blessed with a close and loving family. My husband David Diamond and our children Craig &amp; Shani Diamond, Howie Diamond, Rachel &amp; Gray Hosford and Michael Diamond provide me with the balance I need to be happy and productive. My grandchildren, Jake, Rosie &amp; Max Diamond are a never-ending source of pure joy. My parents, Fern and Lorry Zimmerman are my biggest fans and it is because of my family that I am able to enjoy life and surround myself with positivity.<br /> <br /> I am at home in three diverse synagogues. Bnai Joshua Beth Elohim (BJBE), a Reform Jewish congregation in Deerfield, IL is my home base. I stay connected to my first synagogue family at Congregation Beth Shalom of Northbrook and I spend the winter months at The New Synagogue of Palm Beach, a modern Orthodox Jewish congregation that has welcomed me with open arms.<br /> <br /> It is an honor to lead the Prayables project. I have been inspired by great friends, honorable clergy, music and a very special prayerbook. Debbie Winton, Len Rubin, Rabbi Carl Wolkin, Cantor Steven Stoehr, Rev. Bill Hybels, Rabbi Meir Shimon Moscowitz, Rabbi Karyn Kedar, Cantor Jennifer Frost, Rabbi Brian Stoller, Rev. Steven Miller, Debbie Friedman and Mishkan T&rsquo;Filah. In building an online prayer community I am privileged to offer a sacred space where God can dwell among us.<br />

Stories by Susan Diamond

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident:...
I’m not kidding. I was in Walgreens this weekend and the clerk was putting out Halloween candy. It’s the third week in August, too early...
Do you know someone who lives project to project? Ailene is someone in my life who is constantly working on something BIG. She’s always in one...
Crude but funny. From the immortal words of Beavis and Butthead: “uh … testees, testees, 123 … heh heh.” I can’t help...
What kind of stuff do you carry around in your purse? If you’re a guy who’s reading this, and you’re not the man-bag type—...
I bought myself something new. I’m totally unsentimental; I discourage gift-giving. I trained my husband from early on—no cards, no...
Multitasking builds character. I hope. My life has become one very big to-do list. Except now, my tasks aren’t just penciled into my day timer...
Neighbors make very good friends. I always thought there are two kinds of people: those who are friends with their neighbors, and those who aren...
Here is an actual email sent by a manager to a partner, and cc’d to a second partner, of a multi-million dollar professional services firm:...
Giving 110 percent. Going all out. Exceeding expectations. There are so many clichés designed to get us to do more and be more. Countless...
Would you rather get a massage or have sex? You’ll likely never have to make a choice between the two, but I’m curious. Normally this...
I know all about posses. I watched Entourage for the first two seasons, I love 30 Rock, and I get a kick out of Tracey Morgan’s gang of hanger-...
I’m all business today. I run a new start-up. Even though it’s Tuesday, it’s Monday for me. I’m at my home office desk,...
How far will you go when you want something very badly? Think about the last time you had had a craving so strong, you went to great lengths to get...
She is my age, exactly. Karen’s birthday is three days before mine, same year. We were in high school together 1970-1974. It was a time of...

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