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The One Whom My Soul Loves

I have found the one whom my soul loves.

The one whom my soul loves… After a year of planning, hoping, and dreaming, the day had finally arrived. She in her mother’s wedding dress of Chantilly lace and he in his shiny black tuxedo were just babies at the ages of 19 and 20. They sang love songs and made vows of promise and love and death. All of the anticipation had come to one final conclusion of everlasting love. Then after, they walked…

6 Powerful Truths you need to know about Forgiveness

Are you struggling to forgive in marriage? It's not easy, but it CAN BE POSSIBLE with God! Only God can help you forgive when you are struggling,

Happy Wednesday Morning, Friends! I’m excited about today’s post. My new friend Alison approached me several weeks ago and asked me to pray about writing an article about brokenness and forgiveness in marriage for her month long relationship series “Let’s Talk Relationships.” I was extremely honored because Alison is one of those bloggers that I quickly fell in love with when I started this journey. I view her as someone I wanna grow up to be like…

How Fierce Love Changes Everything

How fierce love changes everything!

It’s fierce. This love. It’s very, very fierce. Jesus has done so much for me. He saved me. Literally saved me. I can’t even remember what it was like when I became a believer of Jesus Christ for the first time. I was very young. I kinda just grew up knowing Him. And I loved Him with all of my heart. But then this happened. About 8-9 years ago I fell into a trap. This…

Ways I Love You | The Love Letter #2

Ways I love you. A monthly love letter to my husband.

Life is too short. I know that these letters are cheesy. And I really don’t care. Our lives could be cut short in an instance. I want to live like that my life could end tomorrow. Hey babe, Crazy month, huh? We survived. One more month and we’ll be home free, yes? I know what you’re thinking. Your worried. Worried about Averee. Will she acclimate well in Colorado? Will she be able to make friends? Will she…

March | Learns & Loves

March learns and loves.

March is gone! With that said, I think it’s important to take some time each month and look back to evaluate. Here are my learns and loves for March:   It hit me that in less than 8 weeks my first born will complete a major milestone in her life.  She will graduate high school. It’s sneaking up on me. I can’t believe it’s almost here! That’s all I really have to say about that….

The Love Letter | 03.15.2016

The Love Letter

Dear John, Today’s post was originally titled “Sorry Not Sorry: How to be YOU without apology.” I was to finish it early this morning and hit publish, but then my heart went into a completely different direction. See, for a month or so I’ve contemplated this thing for my blog. A thing where I write love letters to you and publish them. I’ve gone back and forth, thinking to myself. What a neat idea! Wow,…

My Story | Part 4

part four

“I would love for you to speak at our Women’s Conference this year.” Those 13 little words caused my heart to hit the floor because I knew at some point that it would be coming and I was extremely nervous. Yet, God had been preparing my heart for this for the last year. I don’t know why I was anxious I just was. When I hung up the phone I inched down to the floor…

My Story | Part 3

My Story Part 3

Hitting that publish button for Part Two of my story was an extremely scary moment for me. Your response and outpouring of love has meant SO MUCH to me. Ya know, even when you know you’re walking in the will of God, it doesn’t mean it’s not scary. My story is now out there. My failure is out there for anyone to read. I know that it is going to invite a lot of criticism….

My Story | Part 2

my story part2

I had sunk to the lows of all lows. This was my un-doing. The taste of death was on my tongue. The burden of shame was immensely strong and I rarely ventured out. If I did get out, I kept my eyes straight ahead toward my task never looking at anyone in the eye. I felt like I had a giant post-it note attached to my forehead that read “She’s the one.” I would walk into…

My Story | Part 1

my story part 1

My head was in his lap and I was looking up at the ceiling, wondering how I had gotten here. My little girl hopes and dreams were flashing right before my very eyes. My heart felt like it was literally being torn apart.  My husband’s soft hands were brushing away the hairs surrounding my face. “Shannon, do you really think that this is Gods will?” In that moment, that very tiny moment in time, it was…

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