Stop Gossiping! You’re Making a Vulture of Yourself

shannonveurink October 18, 2018 No Comments

We become like vultures when we gossip

Yesterday I had a phone call with a dear friend of mine. She shared a situation that was weighing heavily on her heart. I won’t


The Meaning of Life in the Words of a Child

shannonveurink October 10, 2018 No Comments

God is with us and he will never leave us. He is for us and he is God.

God doesn’t just meet me in my hiding place; He is my hiding place. But, sometimes I forget that. Yesterday, when I felt overwhelmed with


Eulogy of a Stillborn Baby

shannonveurink October 5, 2018 6 Comments

When my daughter Cara was stillborn at 41 weeks, I felt the pressing need for her funeral service to be recorded. At the time, our


Cultivating Faith During Infertility

shannonveurink December 25, 2017 4 Comments

Cultivating Faith During Infertility

Confession time: sometimes I miss God’s nudges. Sometimes I sense the Holy Spirit whispering to me, prompting me to take some kind of action: listen,


Like Phantom Limbs: Beyond Pain when a Baby Dies

shannonveurink November 30, 2017 1 Comment

Beyond Pain when a Baby Dies

There’s a phenomenon called ‘phantom limbs’. It refers to the sensation that a missing or amputated limb is still attached, even though the limb itself


Midnight Tears: Mission Drift in Christian Motherhood

shannonveurink November 25, 2017 2 Comments

Midnight tears of Christian Motherhood

It’s Friday morning (for another hour or so…actually wait – it’s Saturday morning now – because, yet another day didn’t go as planned. And, I


Patrick: A homeless man was the answer to my prayer

shannonveurink November 13, 2017 No Comments

Years ago, I began praying this prayer each day: God, let me see people the way you see them.  God answered that prayer through a


Unblemished: The Greatest Cover Up

shannonveurink November 2, 2017 No Comments

Sorry folks, but this is gross. I cannot believe I’m going to write a post about a zit. Not just any zit, one of my


Scattered Peanuts: Grasping from God’s Hand

shannonveurink October 31, 2017 3 Comments

I am a visual person. What I see with my eyes often makes me think. Usually these thoughts translate into something I feel God is


To the Suffering Christian…

shannonveurink October 24, 2017 No Comments

To my Christian friends who may be asking, ‘why me’? (Or to their loved ones who are asking ‘why them?’…or to anyone who’s part of