All throughout the Bible we see where God was calling certain individuals to do impossible things. When I feel overwhelmed by what He is calling me to do, I remember a couple of things. God made each one of us for a specific purpose. Each one of us has natural abilities and talents that were…

Have you ever walked into someone’s house and felt the tension, almost as if the air is thick? This tends to happen when we have unresolved issues, wrong mindsets, or controlling tactics. I grew up in such a home but now after years of living and even contributing to that, my home is finally peaceful.…

When I, Jenna was growing up, my dad had school drop- off duty. And without fail, every morning as he slowed the car to a stop and we hurriedly unbuckled our seats belts, grabbed our backpacks, and threw open the doors, he would give the same exhortation: “Girls, have a good day. Laugh alot! Learn…

You must consistently ask yourself these questions? Who am I around? What are they doing to me? Where have they got me going? What do they have me saying? What do they have me thinking? And most importantly what am I becoming? Then ask yourself… Is this okay? Are they making my life better or…

Have you ever felt stuck? No matter what you seem to try, you just can’t get the forward movement you desire. Let’s talk about some roots that may be holding you back. 1. Comfort zone- we all should know that you will not grow in your comfort zone. Growth comes from challenges, obstacles and even…

The world will pull at you, hard. Dragging you by the hand, shouting, “This is important, you aren’t good enough, it will never happen, you need to do this and this” but everyday you will need the strength to yank your hand back, hold it to your heart and say, “No, this is what’s important.”…

  God of creation, there at the start before the beginning of time With no point of reference, you spoke to the dark and fleshed out the wonder of light And as you speak, a hundred billion galaxies are born, in the vapor of your breath the planets form If the stars were made to…

Let’s try a little love experiment.  Be honest with yourself in answering these questions   You are driving to Costco, it’s a Saturday morning. You pull into the parking lot and it is packed. Looking for any open space, you drive around in circles. Suddenly you noticed someone is backing out of a space near…

Here are some of my favorite quotes from Brave Enough. Hope this resonates with you too.   We don’t reach the mountaintop from the mountaintop, we start at the bottom and climb up. Blood is involved. You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success.…

I sit next to my dad and he just isn’t there anymore. He’s far away, my hope somewhere peaceful. One night driving home from the hospital, the Holy Spirit said “write your dad a love letter.” I wonder now if that was because I wouldn’t be getting my dad back. When my mind begins to…

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Shannon Stoddard

Shannon Stoddard is a mother, writer, author. She writes suspense ( psychological) fiction. She is a member of the American Writers & Artists, Inc. and is an advocate for women facing any type of oppression. Her background is marketing but she also holds a degree in psychology. Shannon will be delving into topics that speak to the heart of women. Check out her website, Settle Down Soul.

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