Hey, I Don’t Hate This! (My Blogiversary)

I never intended to write books. That was God’s request. (Or maybe order? No, call).

I never intended to be on social media, either—yet it’s what you have to do, right? I can blame my publisher for the Facebook posts and tweets… but I give my sister-in-law Kristen full credit for the happy time I’ve spent on Pinterest!

I certainly never, ever intended to blog. My publisher made me do it. Honestly, I thought I would hate it. And now here I am with one full year of blogging under my belt, thinking, Hey, I don’t hate this!

And I don’t. In a way it’s fun—it’s an outlet for all of the things I’d love to share with you at my public speaking events, but without all of the pesky practicing. (I spend a lot of time talking to myself while walking on the treadmill in our basement.)

Writing is still quite hard for me—not finding ideas, but putting those ideas down in a way that’s (hopefully) helpful. When I started blogging, I spent tons of time with each post, laboring over every word. But with each post, I got more comfortable. Now I’m pretty good about writing something, doing one revision (maybe two), and putting it out there for better or for worse.

Then I let God take it from there—which He promises is definitely the “better.”


And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28


Through the Young David Series, I hope I’ve helped you to give God your questions and keep seeking His will.

Through the Amos Series, I hope I inspired you to turn at least one bad habit into a holy one.

I hope that, like me, you felt Redeemed with Ruth.

I hope that you took a deeper step into faith with the Scripture Scrapbook.

I hope that you’ve cleared out some spiritual clutter by embracing my Challenges and formulating some Thought Shots!

With Paul and King David and John and all the rest, I hope I’ve inspired you to grow closer to Jesus.


Most of all, thank you for joining me for the ride…

I can’t wait to see where God will take us in the year to come.

Much Love,

Shannon Signature First 3.21.12




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