Single and Satisfied?

Single and Satisfied?

Pull out the streamers! Toss the confetti! There’s a party going on. Shantel’s on the single train! Finally free. Have I always felt this liberated? Have I always been this joyous? Absolutely not. But now is a wonderful occasion and I‘ll share why. Not too long ago, I had been up crying. Crying and worrying [...]

Healing in the Broken Places

Healing in the Broken Places

What do you do when it’s up to you? You’ve prayed, you’ve fasted, you’ve waited and still the obstacle hasn’t moved. 12/12 – Healing in the Broken Places 2017 has been a year of trials and triumphs. There have been many leaps of faith that have brought me to this place where I currently am. [...]

Thankfulness.

Thankfulness.

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.” Psalm 100:4 As the seasons change, I am reminded of the beauty of fall. The leaves have turned this beautiful, auburn color with golden hues and hints of green. Even the air has felt more crisp and inviting. Tis the season of thanksgiving. [...]

God, Give Me Strength

When I don't understand. When I feel terrible. When I suffer from heartache. When I ache with pain. Lord, be my strength. Be my guide. It is in you that I confide. How can I survive if I don't have you by my side? Your glory brightens my face. Your love shields me, encompassing me [...]

Fruits of Labor

And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God. (NLT) -Ecclesiastes 3:13 Where are you putting your time? Each one of us decides where we want to use our time. Are you making the most of your time to something that really counts? Everyone of [...]

Just Breathe.

Just Breathe.

I can't take it anymore. Feel like my head's about to explode. But then I hear soft words saying, "Just breathe." Here comes that knot again. Tightening in my throat. Tension in my forehead but I hear it again. Just breathe. The situation is hard to cope with. Seems unbearable and difficult to escape. I [...]

Tired of Tangles

Loop-di-loop. Allie oop. Circling, tightening around me. Chains of fury, dark and dreary feed upon my flesh. The light, so bright. It reels me in. I'm entised and captivated. Another crime. Such wasted time. And more and more I hate it. The battery drains just like the day. I sit and then I stare. I [...]

Dreams and Visions

I had a vivid night that poured over into the morning. After my prayer time I noticed that the moon was yellow. It was so big, bright and beautiful. The reflection of it in my window made another moon appear next to it. It made me wonder when a planet could be seen close on [...]