When God’s Love Takes You In

When I lived in Nashville in the late nineties, I was a “frequent shopper,” so to speak, at the Humane Society. I would stop by a couple times a week and donate supplies, take a look at all the pets,…

The Father’s Day

This week I’ve been reflecting on the men in my life, my dad, my husband, my father-in-law, and my son. I used to dread Father’s Day. It was a reminder to me of what I didn’t have. When my dad…

Who are You Looking For?

“She turned to leave and saw someone standing there. It was Jesus, but she didn’t recognize him. ‘Dear woman, why are you crying?’ Jesus asked her. ‘Who are you looking for?’” John 20:14-15a (NLT) As Labor Day approached several years…

Give Jesus Your Baggage

“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’” Matthew 11:28 (NLT) I can hardly believe that the darling little boy who used to run around the…

God Thinks You’re Beautiful

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” Psalm 143:8 (NIV) I looked out of the…

I Miss Her Every Day…

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6 (NLT) My darling mom died several years ago. I…

It’s Never Too Late To Start Again!

It’s Never Too Late To Start Again! My darling mom died two years ago. I miss her every day. I don’t think anything quite prepares you for saying goodbye to your mom. After her funeral in Scotland, I stayed several…

I’m Not Okay… (+Audiobook Sample)

This Is The Truth. I tried for years to be the perfect Christian. It would take many broken roads and heartaches to begin to grasp this truth: We’re not called to pursue perfection; we’re called to pursue Christ, who is…

Take The First Step (Part 2)

Today we’re continuing the preview of my new book It’s Okay Not to be Okay (click here to read part 1)! URGENT: time is running out to get your FREE bonuses. Pre-order by Oct 2 and you’ll receive the entire audiobook (read by me),…

Take the First Step (Part 1)

I’m thrilled to share a part 1 of 2 preview of my new book It’s Okay Not to be Okay!  Pre-order by Oct 2 and you’ll receive the entire audiobook (read by me), a 40-day devotional, an 8-week Bible study and more! Simply pre-order from Amazon, Barnes &…

A FIRST LOOK at It’s Okay Not to be Okay!

  I’m really thrilled to share this first preview with you of my new book It’s Okay Not to be Okay!  Also, you’ll find a first look at the beautiful prints you’ll receive when you pre-order the book by October 2. You’ll also…

A PERSONAL NOTE FROM SHEILA.

  Dear friends, I am writing you because I’m excited that on October 2, my new book “It’s Okay Not to Be Okay: Moving Forward One Day At A Time” releases.  This book is special for many reasons, but mainly…

TRUSTING GOD ONE STEP AT A TIME.

Have you ever asked yourself, what does it look like to trust God? How do we live in this crazy, shifting world and still stand in a place of absolute confidence that God is with us and for us? It’s…

WHEN GRACE FINDS YOU!

Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever —Brennan Manning A couple of weeks after I’d been released from…

BEAUTIFUL IN GOD’S EYES!

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” Psalm 143:8 (NIV) I looked out of the…

WHEN YOU’RE NOT FINE…JESUS IS HERE!

Pain is pain. A year before my Mum’s death, I was sitting in a departure lounge waiting for my flight to board when that dreaded announcement graced our ears: “The 3:30 p.m. flight to Dallas, Texas, will now depart at…

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