Shawneda

Book news, opinion pieces, and random stuff I post... Yeah this is that space. 

Something WONDERFUL This Way Comes

Facebook memories are a great place for me to erase old things most days. As a social media platform overall it is one of my least favorite.I'd probably delete it if I could... but I digress. 

Every now and again the "memories to look back on" bring up something that inspires more than the delete button. Like this post about the importance of embracing our failures. This television show helped a very emotionally drained life turned topsy turvy me as I soldiered on through my divorce. 

Relying on God to help me with my studies and caring for my daughter were the best parts of those days as I inched along through the day to day parts of my life. I'd told my ex-husband I knew he "fancied" another lady at our church two years prior to the demise of our marriage. I watched him pursue her despite the papers not being filed for our divorce. Thanked God for not allowing me to internalize his decisions while also taking full responsibility for my part in our marriage ending...again, I digress. 

This Facebook post reminded me of all of the amazing things I've learned now that I embrace my failures. As I approach the end of my undergraduate studies and prepare to enter my graduate studies I'm thankful for every lesson and blessing.  Life has taught me so much more than I'd ever imagined in the failures as well as pursuing my dreams. Doesn't hurt that teaching is one of my "spiritual gifts" according to all of the ministerial training from my "church days", which may be a reason I love students (including being one). 

2013 was also the last year I led the Diamond Butterfly small group at my former church. As I prepare to launch a new author course, I'm also outlining a FREE online self-led version of Diamond Butterfly based on the devotionals.

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Speaking of the "good ol'days" I've rebooted my way before it's time online Christian book interview show "Faithful Folios Tv" to it's new 3.0 version. There will be more posts about Christian books, book events, and authors to get to know with the explosion of eBooks and the decline of the Christian fiction genre for several reasons... I believe it's the least I can do for some of my favorite people in the world... readers. 

Reading is still one of my favorite things to do. I've totally revamped the app I built for you to give you more of what you want and starting March 1st all of the reader features you told me you'd like in the survey from last year will be LIVE. So thankful and excited to be able to have this space to share with you. Remember how much God loves you and how far you've come since the first time you acknowledged and received His love. No matter what you're going through, never forget He will always be there for you. He loves you. Stay encouraged and when you're able as much as you can continue to share His love. 

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