I have an image of the nervous system that I show people, and I say, “I have chronic pain because of global dysfunction of these nerves…,”and I explain that nerves affect every part and system of the body. “Ever burned yourself? Nerves relayed the info to your brain. Pain resulted,” I explain. “Had a toothache? Nerves. Had stomach ache, headache, […]
When I pray in faith, asking for something, James 1:6 tells me to pray with no doubt, because God does not answer the prayers of the double-minded. Oftentimes, when I pray I ask for an outcome that I want, but I tell God, “but your will be done.” Is this doubt? The answer I’ve come to is no. It is […]
Driving home last night, I happened upon one of my favorite pastors’ sermons. Tony Evans was talking about our connection to Christ and he said, in regards to a man walking his dog without a leash, “the relationship is the leash.” And I hollered, “Preach, Dr. Evans!” perhaps a bit too loudly.
I used to love rainy days. I don’t mean that I loved them like a professional adult, book in one hand and coffee in the other, curled up under a blanket in my reading chair, cat beside me. On the contrary. Not too long ago, I jumped in puddles, spun in the raindrops and looked up to watch the drops […]
Fourteen of my dear and feisty family members travelled to our favorite spot, Galveston, TX, last week. We split up to stay in two condos near San Luis pass, in a place we’ve visited before. Though Hurricane Laura threatened to ruin our vacation, she spared the island we love and left us with 90-degree days and 75-degree nights, no rain, […]
If this is shocking, my bad. I thought you knew. GET THIS So I just read in For the Love (Jen Hatmaker, 2015) that according to statistics and research, young adults are leaving the Church in droves due to Christians being a defensive, cliquish bunch of consumerists who are hostile toward the gay community and are arrogant science-haters who care […]
Ten years ago I wore a size 8, sometimes a 6, and I weighed under 150 pounds. I did 7 yoga classes a week, usually in the span of 5 days, and they weren’t all Yin. My blonde hair had natural highlights and my skin did not sag. I loved being the mom of two high-school kids. I supported their […]
May, 2004: That morning I sat on my back porch, Bible in hand, having just sold a business I had started with a non-believer. A disagreement ended in me selling my half of the company to her, and I had a few months to “find myself” before kicking my new business into high gear.
Going into a business relationship with a non-believer four years earlier, I’d had thought “Shauna, you’re playing with fire,” but at the time, I didn’t know that soft, sure voice was the Holy Spirit. I thought it was simple anxiety over making a life change.