Author: Shawna

An ordinary girl who wanted to create a path || Not follow a trail

What Trapped Birds Taught me About being Rescued

  I could also name this post How I became a Disney Princess . Bird Whisperer We’ve lived in our current house for about 10 months. I especially love it because it’s an area that has an abundance of bird life. And while I’m no bird watcher…I’ve been watching. The Swallows constantly fly under our…
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April 17, 2018 0

How to Pray Powerfully: Hint, it’s not Praying in ‘Earnest’

  When God first began to stir my heart for intercession I pushed back. All I knew about interceding was my perception of what a ‘prayer warrior’ was. 10 hours a day on your knees didn’t sound like something I was interested in. I knew the Bible taught that ‘earnest’ prayers like Elijah’s were powerful…
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April 5, 2018 0
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I Don’t Normally Eat Flowers, But…

“Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity” – Voltaire Under normal circumstances – I put too much butter on my toast. I like my steak medium. I bake because I like to eat what comes out of the oven. But…
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March 27, 2018 9
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Working for Yourself is not Always about Self Employment

I was working for my kids, working for my husband and working for my church. But I forgot what it meant to work for myself. It took a friendly reminder to get my focus back on track. I’m better for it, and so will you be.


March 21, 2018 0
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How I got My Son to do Devotions…and Love It.

I am often very fluid when it comes to my own devotions, so making a time to gather the kids to sit around and listen to me wax lyrical and then ask them a bunch of deep and meaningfuls (groan), not to mention throwing homework into the mix – I was on the verge of giving up. If you ignore it, it goes away right?!


March 14, 2018 0
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Out of the Ordinary Devotions – Now Available!

Out of the Ordinary Devotions: A Parents Guide to Using Minecraft as a Devotional Tool With this book you will be able to teach your kids how to: Use secular activities to bring God glory Hear God’s voice and know what it sounds like Make better decisions regarding good and evil Engage with the world…
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September 4, 2017 0
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Cuddle Praying with Husband

Praying with your husband is an important part of marriage and can have positive consequences beyond what you can imagine. I recently had a post published on Proverb31woman.org with tips to improve your prayer life with your husband, including the fact that it will be awkward. You can head on over and check it out.…
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April 4, 2017 0
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Three ways to Praise your Kids that will Prepare them for Adulthood

Are we overvaluing our children? Is that even a thing? According to a recent study done by Ohio State University, the engulfing praise of our kids is creating a generation of narcissistic brats. Confession Ok…so I might be one of those parents that heaps praise on my kids. Do I praise them too much? Who…
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March 24, 2017 2
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Are you Using your Introverted Personality as a Scapegoat for Insecurity?

when faced with the decision to do something that makes me uncomfortable, I often opt out and refer to my introverted personality as the culprit…that way I don’t need to take responsibility for my insecurity.


February 16, 2017 2
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Why Long-Term Travel with your Kids makes Parenting Easier

When you think of a long road trip and three young children, ‘easy parenting’ is probably not what comes to mind. In fact, for some, it probably sounds like a nightmare.


January 31, 2017 2