Hello there! Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the web! My name is Shannon and I am passionate about a few things…

My family. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters. Taking care of those three is my favorite thing to do! There is no price that can be put on the role of wife or mom, and I am so very grateful that I get to be both! There are long days, hard days, frustrating days…but they all add up to one messy, beautiful life full of grace.

People. I know, that seems a bit generic, but really, I love people. I love meeting people from all walks of life, hearing their stories and building relationships. There was a time not so long ago that I didn’t really value relationship because it looked so messy and unpredictable..and I was determined NOT to be a mess. Grace found me though, and when it did, everything changed…

Writing. I love the written and the spoken word. Words DO matter. Words bring life or death. I never saw myself as a writer, but God did, and he dropped a little thought in me four years ago that I might should start a blog. I was very unsure of myself, but I did know that this desire to write was quickly becoming a passion and so, I jumped in! Little did I know what would come of it all. This blog became a way for me to “get it all out”. As I journeyed through my own past, through the pain of abuse and betrayal, this blog became a place to help me understand my own struggle. Having others join me in the journey was all part of God’s plan. I keep myself accountable to the people who stumble across this page…too you…by being authentic, telling the truth. I used to hide from the truth, carefully tiptoeing around it, but no more. I find freedom in writing what’s REALLY going on, and telling you how I REALLY feel. No more fake. It’s the real deal over here.

God. I’m most passionate about my God. All that I am today is a result of his work in me. I’m NEW because he breathed life into my death. He breathed hope into my hopelessness. Jesus has become the friend that never leaves my side, God the Father that gently guides, and the Holy Spirit that whispers which direction is true North.  I was a bleeding, broken soul not so long ago, and when I finally decided to let him help, my God was faithful to heal. I am well today because he is alive in me. He does life with me, and I finally believe him when he says, “I will never leave you.” My faith is messy at best, but His grace is perfect in me.

All of these passions have a common thread running through them. Relationship. My family, the world around me, my God..it’s all about the one on one I have with these. It’s messy, but it’s better this way. Life is better together…

We are better together.

So, join me in the journey? I do hope you will. I can’t wait to see what could come from you and me doing life together.

Until next time,