When everything feels lost and time has passed you by, there is still room for redemption. Value is found in the most surprising of places. Opportunities for redemption present themselves in extraordinary ways more often than you may recognize. Whether we are receiving redemption ourselves, or if we are participating Read More
Posts by Shannon
You Are a Work in Progress – a Majestic Work of Art
Metaphors are illustrations of God’s lessons. Recently, a friend sent me a brief video of an artist carving an image from a river rock that could fit in the palm of your hand. Not only did this video resonate with my own experiences along life’s journey, but it illustrated many Read More
Is God’s Timing Perfect?
We hear the phrase, “God’s timing is perfect,” when there is a tragedy with an unfortunate outcome. To comfort ourselves, we say, “God’s timing is perfect.” What does that mean? That God knew exactly when to end the life of someone? That He knew that by the death of a Read More
Learning How to See What is Not Obvious
To create … envision (see) the unseen. To understand … listen to hear what is not being said. As an artist, I’ve naturally been fascinated by shapes, forms, and patterns (both in the physical realm and the behavioral, and spiritual realm.) As a minister, those patterns are even more obvious Read More
What to do when your faith has been shaken
12 Things I’ve noticed regarding the worldwide pandemic that brings hope. Trials and tribulations have a way of exposing our true beliefs in what we say we have faith in versus, what we truly believe. ENCOURAGING VIDEO | ENCOURAGING SCRIPTURES 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, Read More
When you become unrecognizable, change is on its way
When the world as you know it is unrecognizable, you can count on the fact that you are in a state of transitioning from what was to what is to come. God’s Fatherly wisdom gives us visual metaphors to explain His heart and His ways. The butterfly is one of Read More
What Kind of a Plan Does God REALLY Have for Your Life?
Do you believe that you are on the right path for your life? When was the last time you checked your location to make sure you were where you need to be? 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, Read More
It’s Time to Write the Book that is on Your Heart!
A book is more than an expensive business card or vanity project. A book is part of the legacy of thought that we leave for those who seek answers and inspiration. Growing up my Grandmother had talked often of a Rev. James Ireland. Her maiden name was Ireland, and for Read More
Why Rebuking Satan is Futile and Ineffective
Have you been taught that in order to “fight Satan” you need to rebuke him? When you are being “beat-up” by “the enemy” are you frustrated, because no matter how much you say, “I rebuke you Satan in the name of Jesus,” nothing seems to happen that changes the circumstance? Read More
You are NOT being beat up by the Devil, nor is God withholding from you to teach you a lesson.
Are you listening? You are NOT being beaten up by the Devil, nor is God withholding from you to teach you a lesson! However, you may be dabbling in things that might make that happen … but most often that just isn’t the case. Now, before you get your feathers Read More
MOVIE: The Secret – What makes it such a powerful – or dangerous movie?
The truth it illustrates gives the movie its power. The misapplication makes it dangerous. A few years back a movie became highly popular that spoke of a ”secret”. The assumption was that if you knew the secret, you’d be rich and have no lack of anything. “New Age” people touted Read More
Protect Your Dreams and Inspired Ideas by Acting on Them!
As a Creative Life Coach, I’ve been amazed at how, through the years, Christians I’ve met have shared their inspired ideas and solutions for problems of every size, sort, and need, yet a high percentage never acted on any of them. As a natural encourager and as a creative service Read More