You Go To The Bathroom!?!? – Video Blog

I promised a friend I would post this, so here you go my friend! ¬†You know who you are ūüėČ

In school I was often labeled a snob, but I was just so extremely shy.
Have you ever been prejudged?

God Sang The Itsy Bitsy Spider – In Chinese!

Precious was the moment when God sang ‘The Itsy Bitsy Spider’ through Grace. ¬†How wonderfully privileged I am to be chosen to sing along.
Today the walls were pressing in on me, so I took my book and headed to Starbucks.  With a beautiful blue sky overhead and a light breeze blowing, it was a perfect night to sit outside.  I opened my book and whispered a prayer for God to lift the weights that were pressing on my mind and heart.

Itsy Bitsy Spider

God so sweetly flooded my world with color through a 2 1/2-year-old vessel, Beautiful Grace. ¬†She’s a sweet little girl who can only speak Chinese – I cannot – but Grace told me the most amazing stories while she smiled and danced before me. ¬†Then suddenly our languages sounded as one when I notice her hands begin to make a spider crawl up a water spout. ¬†Grace’s smile became contagious and we giggled as we sang together with hands in motion, ‘The Itsy Bitsy Spider’. ¬†The world wasn’t so heavy anymore.
Have you ever got to sing with Grace?
~Shannan

Living Forward and Loving Deeper – 2013

I Am Reminded Once Again

Sometimes I get so busy serving God that I try to conquer what I think He’s called me to, but all I’ve achieved in the end is the ability to run ahead of Him – missing Him and His truth completely.¬† I am learning that the roadblocks, the detours, and the delays I face, may just be God’s perfect timing.¬† It may be His grace and patience, and His form of rescuing me from a destructive path.

“Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early AND latter rain.” – James 5:7

I’m letting go of my thoughts, dreams, hopes, plans, and my ideas.¬† I’m placing them all in the care of the One who loves me.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11

He Is Trustworthy!

Dear God help me to always remember the rest of Your words found in this promise You’ve given.

THEN you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I WILL LISTEN to you.¬† AND you will seek Me and find Me, WHEN you search for Me with all your heart.¬† I WILL BE FOUND by you, says the LORD, and I WILL BRING YOU BACK from your captivity; I WILL GATHER you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD, and I WILL BRING you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.” – Jeremiah 29:12-14

God keeps His promises!

Father You have redeemed me.¬† May every word that I speak, every step I take, and every action I make, be pleasing to You.¬† Thank You for Your protection.¬† Help me never to fall.¬† “Lead me not into temptation but deliver me from the evil one.”

~Shannan

2011, Keeping It Real!

Please keep me in your prayers.¬† I have accepted a speaking engagement in South Carolina.¬† Where it all “ended” may just be where it all begins.¬† May God be glorified in every word.