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Quote: The man that is meant to love you will have a million questions about you, but none will ever ask your value. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The man that is meant to love you will have a million questions about you, but none will ever ask your value.




Quote: The irony of rule followers is they often quote a lot of people that do not follow as many rules as they do. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

The irony of rule followers is they often quote a lot of people that do not follow as many rules as they do.


Quote: If God didn't want me to cross boundaries, then he wouldn't have made me a writer. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

If God didn't want me to cross boundaries, then he wouldn't have made me a writer.


Quote: When you can identify the insecurities inside the person that is hurting you then you can begin to heal. It isn't about you. It is about their past. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

When you can identify the insecurities inside the person that is hurting you then you can begin to heal. It isn't about you. It is about their past.


Quote: Make choices in life that don't leave people bitter, worse off or confused. Any choice that leads you to do this is a choice that didn't include God in the decision making process. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Make choices in life that don't leave people bitter, worse off or confused. Any choice that leads you to do this is a choice that didn't include God in the decision making process.


Quote: To know your life purpose is to connect with a higher power. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

To know your life purpose is to connect with a higher power.


Quote: When you invite people to share in your miracle, you create future allies during rough weather. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

When you invite people to share in your miracle, you create future allies during rough weather.


Quote: There are many things evil people can take from you. However, they can never steal your ability to laugh and laugh loud. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

There are many things evil people can take from you. However, they can never steal your ability to laugh and laugh loud.


Quote: God's justice is always perfect. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

God's justice is always perfect.


Quote: That was the problem with love. It never happened on your terms, it happened on theirs. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

That was the problem with love. It never happened on your terms, it happened on theirs.


Quote: You can't be creative without criticism. If your life is without critics then maybe you are painting your life's masterpiece with only a broken brown crayon. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

You can't be creative without criticism. If your life is without critics then maybe you are painting your life's masterpiece with only a broken brown crayon.


Quote: You can't be tempted, unless you want what is tempting you. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

You can't be tempted, unless you want what is tempting you.


Quote: Never chase a person that doesn't know your worth because the moment you catch him you will always feel you were never good enough. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Never chase a person that doesn't know your worth because the moment you catch him you will always feel you were never good enough.


Quote: If you have to convince someone that you are their soulmate then you didn't realize the thousand other guys applying for the job. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

If you have to convince someone that you are their soulmate then you didn't realize the thousand other guys applying for the job.


Quote: Any woman of virtue won't be easy to come by. She will make you jump over hurdles to reach her. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Any woman of virtue won't be easy to come by. She will make you jump over hurdles to reach her.


Quote: When you love yourself you will never need closure from any man. That doesn't mean you didn't love him, it simply means you love yourself enough to realize God has a better plan for you that doesn't involve one more conversation that will remind you of that person's lack of respect for you. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote: When you love yourself you will never need closure from any man. That doesn't mean you didn't love him, it simply means you love yourself enough to realize God has a better plan for you that doesn't involve one more conversation that will remind you of that person's lack of respect for you.- black text on quotes background

When you love yourself you will never need closure from any man. That doesn't mean you didn't love him, it simply means you love yourself enough to realize God has a better plan for you that doesn't involve one more conversation that will remind you of that person's lack of respect for you.


Quote: Are we not all books waiting for someone to pick us up and read the pages that people missed? by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Are we not all books waiting for someone to pick us up and read the pages that people missed?


Quote: The best part about being a writer is getting the last word. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The best part about being a writer is getting the last word.


Quote: Arrange your life in such a way that you don't make choices based on fear of God, instead of love of God. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Arrange your life in such a way that you don't make choices based on fear of God, instead of love of God.




Quote: God is the only one that won't disappoint you. Everyone else is percentages of your peace. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

God is the only one that won't disappoint you. Everyone else is percentages of your peace.


Quote: God created philosophy for all the intellects that got bored of hearing the same bible stories every Sunday. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

God created philosophy for all the intellects that got bored of hearing the same bible stories every Sunday.


Quote: If the past never helped you why would you ever take it into the future with you? by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

If the past never helped you why would you ever take it into the future with you?


Quote: You will know if you are on the right path when God directs your choices, not your spouse or significant other. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

You will know if you are on the right path when God directs your choices, not your spouse or significant other.


Quote: It is not your talents that make you great, but your decisions. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

It is not your talents that make you great, but your decisions.


Quote: Seek a man that doesn't ask you to prove your love. Seek a man that will prove God's love. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Seek a man that doesn't ask you to prove your love. Seek a man that will prove God's love.


Quote: You will never develop courage if you don't stand in the middle of the battle afraid and pick up the sword anyways, to defend what is right. You might feel like you are outnumbered, but heroes always are. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

You will never develop courage if you don't stand in the middle of the battle afraid and pick up the sword anyways, to defend what is right. You might feel like you are outnumbered, but heroes always are.




Quote: Doing the right thing will never be the easy path of indifference -- - that will always be Satan's way. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Doing the right thing will never be the easy path of indifference -- - that will always be Satan's way.


Quote: Do not except anything as love without truth because love and truth have always been best friends. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Do not except anything as love without truth because love and truth have always been best friends.


Quote: You don't need to wait for God to show up, in order to be rescued from your bad situation. God has been trying to get your attention for a really long time. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

You don't need to wait for God to show up, in order to be rescued from your bad situation. God has been trying to get your attention for a really long time.


Quote: Grace will meet you in the valley, and her song will carry you home on the wind to another sky filled with ethereal beauty unfolding and love everlasting. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Grace will meet you in the valley, and her song will carry you home on the wind to another sky filled with ethereal beauty unfolding and love everlasting.


Quote: It is where you want to be in the next five years, not where you are now. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

It is where you want to be in the next five years, not where you are now.


Quote: Sometimes you have to walk through the fire, in order to reach your calling. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Sometimes you have to walk through the fire, in order to reach your calling.


Quote: We add caveats to prayers like seasoning to bad sauce. We hope for something else or something more, but we forget. Sometimes life isn't the pleasure of the taste, rather the nutrition we get from it. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

We add caveats to prayers like seasoning to bad sauce. We hope for something else or something more, but we forget. Sometimes life isn't the pleasure of the taste, rather the nutrition we get from it.


Quote: Never let the principle of what you believe in become more important than the person. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Never let the principle of what you believe in become more important than the person.


Quote: Be patient and believe in your future. God is already there and is preparing a way. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Be patient and believe in your future. God is already there and is preparing a way.


Quote: Peace is the way, not the destination. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Peace is the way, not the destination.


Quote: The only person worth risking everything for is the one person that would never let you risk everything for. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The only person worth risking everything for is the one person that would never let you risk everything for.


Quote: If you're treating people poorly then you're not emulating God's love. God always resides with the broken hearted. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

If you're treating people poorly then you're not emulating God's love. God always resides with the broken hearted.


Quote: The irony of Christianity is that believers get so angry, and self righteous toward other Christians who sin differently than they do. Christianity is like one large fraternity where brother and sisterhood is tested by hazing. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

The irony of Christianity is that believers get so angry, and self righteous toward other Christians who sin differently than they do. Christianity is like one large fraternity where brother and sisterhood is tested by hazing.


Quote: Anyone can have a friend, but the one that would walk in a storm to find you is all you will ever need. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Anyone can have a friend, but the one that would walk in a storm to find you is all you will ever need.


Quote: When you take the high road you will see things that some people can't. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

When you take the high road you will see things that some people can't.


Quote: The best don't stick around when you treat them poorly, only the desperate do. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The best don't stick around when you treat them poorly, only the desperate do.


Quote: Why would you ever premedicate honesty? To hesitate is to overthink how you feel. A blurted out answer is usually the most genuine. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Why would you ever premedicate honesty? To hesitate is to overthink how you feel. A blurted out answer is usually the most genuine.


Quote: You can change the place you live, your clothes, your interests, your friends, your religion and even your partner. However, if you forgot to change your mind, attitude, beliefs about the world, how you treat people and how you plan to be different this time around, why did you even bother? by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote: You can change the place you live, your clothes, your interests, your friends, your religion and even your partner. However, if you forgot to change your mind, attitude, beliefs about the world, how you treat people and how you plan to be different this time around, why did you even bother?- black text on quotes background

You can change the place you live, your clothes, your interests, your friends, your religion and even your partner. However, if you forgot to change your mind, attitude, beliefs about the world, how you treat people and how you plan to be different this time around, why did you even bother?


Quote: You will never change, unless you are honest with yourself or you are forced to be authentic by someone that was honest with him or herself. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

You will never change, unless you are honest with yourself or you are forced to be authentic by someone that was honest with him or herself.


Quote: In pursuit of exposing people for who we think they are, we expose ourself. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

In pursuit of exposing people for who we think they are, we expose ourself.


Quote: Each of us has empty spaces in our heart that go through life being filled temporarily, by the various people we meet along the way. The trick is to find what needs to remain permanently filled in our soul and what needs to be filled occasionally through encounters. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Each of us has empty spaces in our heart that go through life being filled temporarily, by the various people we meet along the way. The trick is to find what needs to remain permanently filled in our soul and what needs to be filled occasionally through encounters.


Quote: You must do what you need to do to survive, but you will never survive your own heart if you don't also make it a need. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

You must do what you need to do to survive, but you will never survive your own heart if you don't also make it a need.


Quote: We are all lies waiting for the day when we will break free from our cocoon and become the beautiful truth we waited for. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

We are all lies waiting for the day when we will break free from our cocoon and become the beautiful truth we waited for.


Quote: If someone wants to be in your life they will find you. If they don't they will find an excuse. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

If someone wants to be in your life they will find you. If they don't they will find an excuse.


Quote: Don't ever let your spouse or partner blame an outside person or persons for the ruin of your relationship or their past relationships. If two people are committed to one another then no one can change that. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Don't ever let your spouse or partner blame an outside person or persons for the ruin of your relationship or their past relationships. If two people are committed to one another then no one can change that.


Quote: Whenever you can't balance what you see with what you believe you have conflict. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Whenever you can't balance what you see with what you believe you have conflict.


Quote: Blessed are those with cracks in their broken heart because that is how the light gets in. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Blessed are those with cracks in their broken heart because that is how the light gets in.


Quote: You will know it is love when the need can't be met by yourself or God. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

You will know it is love when the need can't be met by yourself or God.




Quote: The definition of hell is two people in a relationship that is starved for love and unable to fulfill that need. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

The definition of hell is two people in a relationship that is starved for love and unable to fulfill that need.


Quote: Pressure has the power to create a diamond, but it has to be the right pressure. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Pressure has the power to create a diamond, but it has to be the right pressure.


Quote: When you have a grasp on eternity your eyes won't ever see the battle or the lost people that hurt you. You will see a beautiful story of hope, in every character. It is not one person god loves. He loves us all and this is his story, our story and theirs. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

When you have a grasp on eternity your eyes won't ever see the battle or the lost people that hurt you. You will see a beautiful story of hope, in every character. It is not one person god loves. He loves us all and this is his story, our story and theirs.


Quote: Sometimes you only get one chance to rewrite the qualities of the character you played in a person's life story. Always take it. Never let the world read the wrong version of you. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Sometimes you only get one chance to rewrite the qualities of the character you played in a person's life story. Always take it. Never let the world read the wrong version of you.


Quote: Dignity is never silent. It has a voice, heart and soul. Truth and courage is its foundation. It will stand against the masses and speak the truth. Because every great person has always done what others found fear in doing. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Dignity is never silent. It has a voice, heart and soul. Truth and courage is its foundation. It will stand against the masses and speak the truth. Because every great person has always done what others found fear in doing.


Quote: Never give up and never give in. The truth always finds a way to be told. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Never give up and never give in. The truth always finds a way to be told.


Quote: You will never find peace when the need you cling to is not the want you desire. But when does a want become a need... when it is all you think about? by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

You will never find peace when the need you cling to is not the want you desire. But when does a want become a need... when it is all you think about?




Quote: I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition.


Quote: Outward beauty is the frame for the masterpiece of your soul. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Outward beauty is the frame for the masterpiece of your soul.


Quote: Apathetic people sit back and wait for things to get better before they move. Radical people make things get better, by how they move. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Apathetic people sit back and wait for things to get better before they move. Radical people make things get better, by how they move.


Quote: It is not love that keeps us stuck in the past. Love fades over time. What introspective hearts seek is simply unanswered questions about why terrible things can happen to very good people. Closure never comes from reflection. It only comes from God's guidance and promptings. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

It is not love that keeps us stuck in the past. Love fades over time. What introspective hearts seek is simply unanswered questions about why terrible things can happen to very good people. Closure never comes from reflection. It only comes from God's guidance and promptings.


Quote: God doesn't hand you an easy life because you will grow in it. He hands you a dream with hurdles, obstacles, setbacks, battles and challenges because he knows the real you is at the finishing line. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

God doesn't hand you an easy life because you will grow in it. He hands you a dream with hurdles, obstacles, setbacks, battles and challenges because he knows the real you is at the finishing line.


Quote: We are chained by our own control. Life is nothing more than finding the key that unlocks every part of our soul. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

We are chained by our own control. Life is nothing more than finding the key that unlocks every part of our soul.


Quote: Never underestimate the woman that holds God's pen. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Never underestimate the woman that holds God's pen.


Quote: Your enemies don't have a chance when your spirit knows how to run, swim and fly beyond the evil they carry within them. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Your enemies don't have a chance when your spirit knows how to run, swim and fly beyond the evil they carry within them.


Quote: What you feed your soul is what you harvest with your actions. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

What you feed your soul is what you harvest with your actions.


Quote: God doesn't put that much prep into something that is insignificant. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

God doesn't put that much prep into something that is insignificant.


Quote: God is the creator of all good plot twists! by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

God is the creator of all good plot twists!


Quote: The victory is not to change the mind of the critic; it is to evaluate what you can learn and discard, yet still walk away with peace in your heart. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

The victory is not to change the mind of the critic; it is to evaluate what you can learn and discard, yet still walk away with peace in your heart.


Quote: A paradox is a storm that rains on itself. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

A paradox is a storm that rains on itself.


Quote: Insecurity was never humility; just as arrogance was never success. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Insecurity was never humility; just as arrogance was never success.


Quote: Sometimes the one thing you need for growth is the one thing you are afraid to do. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Sometimes the one thing you need for growth is the one thing you are afraid to do.


Quote: When you live with dignity no man will ever take it. Live without it and every boy will steal it. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

When you live with dignity no man will ever take it. Live without it and every boy will steal it.


Quote: An infinity with God has always been a circle, not a straight line past all your mistakes. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

An infinity with God has always been a circle, not a straight line past all your mistakes.


Quote: Your ability to see will never broaden when you only see yourself. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Your ability to see will never broaden when you only see yourself.


Quote: You don't walk away to prove your worth. You walk away because you allowed someone else to dictate your value and you found yourself believing it. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

You don't walk away to prove your worth. You walk away because you allowed someone else to dictate your value and you found yourself believing it.


Quote: The greatest work you will ever do is charity; the most divine work you will ever do will be changing people's perception of God, while you're doing charity. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The greatest work you will ever do is charity; the most divine work you will ever do will be changing people's perception of God, while you're doing charity.


Quote: Life will either shrink or expand based on your decision to have courage. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Life will either shrink or expand based on your decision to have courage.




Quote: Laughter is the only medicine without side effects. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Laughter is the only medicine without side effects.


Quote: Truth was never meant to make you comfortable, unless you stand in the middle of it with acceptance. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Truth was never meant to make you comfortable, unless you stand in the middle of it with acceptance.


Quote: There are 613,806,639 men in the world. Statistically, God has got you covered! So, never worry about one person not caring about you. Someone up to the challenge will always take his place. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

There are 613,806,639 men in the world. Statistically, God has got you covered! So, never worry about one person not caring about you. Someone up to the challenge will always take his place.


Quote: The most important journey you will take in your life will usually be the one of self transformation. Often, this is the scariest because it requires the greatest changes, in your life. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The most important journey you will take in your life will usually be the one of self transformation. Often, this is the scariest because it requires the greatest changes, in your life.


Quote: Don't talk yourself into falling in love with someone. Either, you are in love or you are not. True love is not a choice. It is something you know in your heart when all guilt, doubt and fear are removed. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Don't talk yourself into falling in love with someone. Either, you are in love or you are not. True love is not a choice. It is something you know in your heart when all guilt, doubt and fear are removed.


Quote: The only way you will ever be free is when you decide you have had enough of living up to the standards other people force upon you through shame. Never wear their chains of judgment when they can't break free of their own. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The only way you will ever be free is when you decide you have had enough of living up to the standards other people force upon you through shame. Never wear their chains of judgment when they can't break free of their own.


Quote: The mind knows the truth when your heart denies what it feels. When you don't feel safe to let people in it is because you're not ready to deal with the pain of honesty. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The mind knows the truth when your heart denies what it feels. When you don't feel safe to let people in it is because you're not ready to deal with the pain of honesty.


Quote: Happiness depends less on what happens to us and more on how we view the past positively, enjoy the moment and create the future. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Happiness depends less on what happens to us and more on how we view the past positively, enjoy the moment and create the future.


Quote: Don't ignore pain; appreciate its message: You need to change now! by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Don't ignore pain; appreciate its message: You need to change now!




Quote: Have you ever considered that you shouldn't pray for God to deliver you from your enemies, rather deliver you from yourself so you can not hate them? by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Have you ever considered that you shouldn't pray for God to deliver you from your enemies, rather deliver you from yourself so you can not hate them?


Quote: Sometimes you can't agree with people because you would both be wrong. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Sometimes you can't agree with people because you would both be wrong.


Quote: Never speak unless you can improve upon the stupidness of people's silence. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Never speak unless you can improve upon the stupidness of people's silence.


Quote: If your children know who God is they will know who they are, regardless of where you or they call home. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

If your children know who God is they will know who they are, regardless of where you or they call home.


Quote: The best part of the gospel is you get to take it with you wherever your heart lands. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

The best part of the gospel is you get to take it with you wherever your heart lands.


Quote: God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive. Because what is negative about going home? by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive. Because what is negative about going home?


Quote: Beauty fades and the body becomes old, but nothing can dull the shine of a woman with a good heart. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Beauty fades and the body becomes old, but nothing can dull the shine of a woman with a good heart.


Quote: Always remember that you can explain things for people, but you can't comprehend for them. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Always remember that you can explain things for people, but you can't comprehend for them.


Quote: Marriage is what you make of it, and God has many versions of what that looks like based on what different souls need, in order to grow. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Marriage is what you make of it, and God has many versions of what that looks like based on what different souls need, in order to grow.


Quote: Vulnerability + Action + Positive Thinking = Courage. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Vulnerability + Action + Positive Thinking = Courage.


Quote: Acquiring knowledge doesn't bring power into your life, until you apply what you have learned. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Acquiring knowledge doesn't bring power into your life, until you apply what you have learned.


Quote: Sometimes, when we pray for miracles what we are really praying for is God to do the work that we are too afraid to take action about. Often, the miracle resides in us and we need to simply be all in, rather than standing on the fence waiting. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Sometimes, when we pray for miracles what we are really praying for is God to do the work that we are too afraid to take action about. Often, the miracle resides in us and we need to simply be all in, rather than standing on the fence waiting.


Quote: Happiness is always on the other side of being teachable. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Happiness is always on the other side of being teachable.


Quote: Don't beg for approval or expect respect. Respect comes from within and your choice to allow people to take it from you, by how you teach them to treat you. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Don't beg for approval or expect respect. Respect comes from within and your choice to allow people to take it from you, by how you teach them to treat you.


Quote: When you are standing in the middle of a storm you have two choices: Pray to God that it goes away. Or, start praying to God that he gives you the wisdom to figure out why you're standing in the middle of a storm. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

When you are standing in the middle of a storm you have two choices: Pray to God that it goes away. Or, start praying to God that he gives you the wisdom to figure out why you're standing in the middle of a storm.


Quote: Design a life! Don't maintain it. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Design a life! Don't maintain it.


Quote: Happiness is when you fight for souls that barely hang on. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Happiness is when you fight for souls that barely hang on.


Quote: Nowhere in the bible did it say, Only show compassion and empathy to those you can trust. If we did that, we would be burying homeless people every day. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Nowhere in the bible did it say, Only show compassion and empathy to those you can trust. If we did that, we would be burying homeless people every day.


Quote: Humility is the only thing that can restore a relationship, when respect has been lost. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Humility is the only thing that can restore a relationship, when respect has been lost.




Quote: Sometimes, the people that love you the most turn out to be the people you will trust the least. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Sometimes, the people that love you the most turn out to be the people you will trust the least.


Quote: Your expectations of other people should never be greater than what you expect of God. Why is it that you can patiently wait for him to make your life better, but you won't consider he is patiently waiting for you to be better? by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Your expectations of other people should never be greater than what you expect of God. Why is it that you can patiently wait for him to make your life better, but you won't consider he is patiently waiting for you to be better?


Quote: Sometimes your belief system is really your fears attached to rules. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Sometimes your belief system is really your fears attached to rules.


Quote: You're only a victim to the degree of what your perception allows. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

You're only a victim to the degree of what your perception allows.




Quote: It is not your beauty, success or money that should define you; neither should your church calling, your charitable contributions or talents. Humility is the cornerstone of character, by which God judges our truth worth, and wisdom is the door he opens when we use it. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

It is not your beauty, success or money that should define you; neither should your church calling, your charitable contributions or talents. Humility is the cornerstone of character, by which God judges our truth worth, and wisdom is the door he opens when we use it.


Quote: There are so many battles worth fighting for. The ones not worth fighting are the insecure battles that rage in another person's mind. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

There are so many battles worth fighting for. The ones not worth fighting are the insecure battles that rage in another person's mind.


Quote: Worry does not keep it from raining tomorrow, but it does keep it from being sunny today. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Worry does not keep it from raining tomorrow, but it does keep it from being sunny today.




Quote: The purpose of any charity is simply to turn people's mirrors into windows. An outward view of the world's needs are vast in comparison to an inward one. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

The purpose of any charity is simply to turn people's mirrors into windows. An outward view of the world's needs are vast in comparison to an inward one.


Quote: To die old with a young mind is such a tragedy. Naiveness was never a blessing. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

To die old with a young mind is such a tragedy. Naiveness was never a blessing.


Quote: It is not a person or situation that affects your life; it is the meaning you give to that person or situation, which influences your emotions and actions. Your choice is to change the meaning you gave it or to change your response, in order to create the outcome you want. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

It is not a person or situation that affects your life; it is the meaning you give to that person or situation, which influences your emotions and actions. Your choice is to change the meaning you gave it or to change your response, in order to create the outcome you want.


Quote: How you correct your mistakes will define your character and commitment to a higher power. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

How you correct your mistakes will define your character and commitment to a higher power.


Quote: They say there is six degrees of separation between you and another person. However, when people are praying for you there are only two degrees. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

They say there is six degrees of separation between you and another person. However, when people are praying for you there are only two degrees.


Quote: God will shout during your storms, whisper during your sunshine and sing during the rarest rainbows you will encounter. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

God will shout during your storms, whisper during your sunshine and sing during the rarest rainbows you will encounter.


Quote: When you settle for anything short of the best life God wants to offer you, then you have been tempted to remain safe and the accountability for not changing your life becomes your prison of regret. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

When you settle for anything short of the best life God wants to offer you, then you have been tempted to remain safe and the accountability for not changing your life becomes your prison of regret.


Quote: Faith requires following the power of a whisper. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Faith requires following the power of a whisper.


Quote: Happiness is not intelligence. You can be in a group of happy people, but they may be miles off course. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Happiness is not intelligence. You can be in a group of happy people, but they may be miles off course.


Quote: You will always feel insignificant if you never do anything to change the world or another person's life, other than your own. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

You will always feel insignificant if you never do anything to change the world or another person's life, other than your own.


Quote: Most people are about as happy as their self confidence will allow them to be. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Most people are about as happy as their self confidence will allow them to be.


Quote: If you hold onto a man hoping someone else won't get them you have learned how to be desperate, not wise. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

If you hold onto a man hoping someone else won't get them you have learned how to be desperate, not wise.


Quote: People seldom change. Only their masks do. It is only our perception of them and the perception they have of themselves that actually change. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

People seldom change. Only their masks do. It is only our perception of them and the perception they have of themselves that actually change.


Quote: Maybe, it is not the thorn on the rose that we should see, but the beauty of the gesture. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Maybe, it is not the thorn on the rose that we should see, but the beauty of the gesture.


Quote: If you choose to be fearless, then be fearlessly authentic not an imitation of someone you envy. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

If you choose to be fearless, then be fearlessly authentic not an imitation of someone you envy.


Quote: There are so many random questions in life, but the important ones harldy have a random answer. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

There are so many random questions in life, but the important ones harldy have a random answer.


Quote: Every adventure requires a compass, curiosity, a journey, a creative mind and someone willing to play. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Every adventure requires a compass, curiosity, a journey, a creative mind and someone willing to play.


Quote: Sometimes you have to look past a person's mistakes to see God's presence. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Sometimes you have to look past a person's mistakes to see God's presence.


Quote: Her wounds brought her a great source of power because they lived in the same place as her heart. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Her wounds brought her a great source of power because they lived in the same place as her heart.


Quote: Control doesn't validate love; it validates the nonexistence of trust and the painful unwillingness to accept the truth. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Control doesn't validate love; it validates the nonexistence of trust and the painful unwillingness to accept the truth.


Quote: Always remember that you have been called worse things by better people. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Always remember that you have been called worse things by better people.


Quote: Every romantic knows that love was never a noun; it is a verb. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Every romantic knows that love was never a noun; it is a verb.


Quote: Happiness is not marriage; it is what you build in one another through the hardest times. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Happiness is not marriage; it is what you build in one another through the hardest times.


Quote: Sometimes taking a leap faith requires an imaginative mind that can create the ending you are unable to see. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Sometimes taking a leap faith requires an imaginative mind that can create the ending you are unable to see.


Quote: It is not through fighting the opposition that will win you dignity. It is when you fight the fear in yourself that asks you why you don't feel you have it, regardless if you win or lose. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

It is not through fighting the opposition that will win you dignity. It is when you fight the fear in yourself that asks you why you don't feel you have it, regardless if you win or lose.


Quote: A true love story has always been about the journey, not the ending. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

A true love story has always been about the journey, not the ending.


Quote: In a world where very few people care if you live or die, there is a light that shines in the distance. It has a name that they call hope and it carries with it people that never stop caring. They learned long ago that extending mercy was not a choice, but a place where God lives. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote: In a world where very few people care if you live or die, there is a light that shines in the distance. It has a name that they call hope and it carries with it people that never stop caring. They learned long ago that extending mercy was not a choice, but a place where God lives.- black text on quotes background

In a world where very few people care if you live or die, there is a light that shines in the distance. It has a name that they call hope and it carries with it people that never stop caring. They learned long ago that extending mercy was not a choice, but a place where God lives.


Quote: A broken soul doesn't invest in boundaries because the world has crossed them, without mercy. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

A broken soul doesn't invest in boundaries because the world has crossed them, without mercy.


Quote: Don't waste your time being what someone wants you to become, in order to feed their list of rules, boundaries and insecurities. Find your tribe. They will allow you to be you, while you dance in the rain. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Don't waste your time being what someone wants you to become, in order to feed their list of rules, boundaries and insecurities. Find your tribe. They will allow you to be you, while you dance in the rain.


Quote: Peace can only be found in what your extraordinary imagination has defined as an ordinary life. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Peace can only be found in what your extraordinary imagination has defined as an ordinary life.


Quote: When God has a mission for you to complete he will give you the intelligence, talents and resources to complete the job. He will also give you an army of people to protect you. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

When God has a mission for you to complete he will give you the intelligence, talents and resources to complete the job. He will also give you an army of people to protect you.


Quote: Pour God's love out of you in pitcher fulls, not thimbles. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Pour God's love out of you in pitcher fulls, not thimbles.


Quote: If he loves you he will meet your effort. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

If he loves you he will meet your effort.


Quote: Not every person wants the prettiest, smartest, talented or spiritually uplifting person to build a life with. Sometimes we just want that special someone that makes sense, puts up with us, has patience, comes without drama, gives us focus and is willing to run with our half-baked ideas. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote: Not every person wants the prettiest, smartest, talented or spiritually uplifting person to build a life with. Sometimes we just want that special someone that makes sense, puts up with us, has patience, comes without drama, gives us focus and is willing to run with our half-baked ideas.- black text on quotes background

Not every person wants the prettiest, smartest, talented or spiritually uplifting person to build a life with. Sometimes we just want that special someone that makes sense, puts up with us, has patience, comes without drama, gives us focus and is willing to run with our half-baked ideas.


Quote: Evil originates not in the absence of guilt; but in our effort to escape it. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Evil originates not in the absence of guilt; but in our effort to escape it.


Quote: Anyone can plot a course with a map or compass; but without a sense of who you are, you will never know if you're already home. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Anyone can plot a course with a map or compass; but without a sense of who you are, you will never know if you're already home.


Quote: Live vertically, not horizontally. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Live vertically, not horizontally.


Quote: You can never kill the spirit of an artist. They will always rewrite their resurrection and paint an eternal sunset with a blaze of orange that no one has seen before. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

You can never kill the spirit of an artist. They will always rewrite their resurrection and paint an eternal sunset with a blaze of orange that no one has seen before.


Quote: When you lower the definition of success to such a level that any person can reach it, you don't teach people to have big dreams; instead you inspirit mediocrity and nurture people's inadequacies. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

When you lower the definition of success to such a level that any person can reach it, you don't teach people to have big dreams; instead you inspirit mediocrity and nurture people's inadequacies.


Quote: The need for control always comes from someone that has lost it. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The need for control always comes from someone that has lost it.


Quote: Never keep your brain so full that people's opinions take up every pew in your mind, and truth has to be born again before it is believed. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Never keep your brain so full that people's opinions take up every pew in your mind, and truth has to be born again before it is believed.


Quote: Sometimes what a person expresses in their eyes is more than all the books you could read on suffering. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Sometimes what a person expresses in their eyes is more than all the books you could read on suffering.


Quote: Love of God and people will pave roads where there once were none. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Love of God and people will pave roads where there once were none.


Quote: God's warriors don't avoid conflict. They fight through it with communication and a positive outlook. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

God's warriors don't avoid conflict. They fight through it with communication and a positive outlook.


Quote: Often what people don't say or leave out, tells the real story. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Often what people don't say or leave out, tells the real story.


Quote: You can't fight hatred with hatred and expect anyone to listen to you. You can only try to lessen it with humor, wit, truth and commonsense. If that doesn't work run like hell, while they throw rocks at you. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

You can't fight hatred with hatred and expect anyone to listen to you. You can only try to lessen it with humor, wit, truth and commonsense. If that doesn't work run like hell, while they throw rocks at you.




Quote: You can be bit in the leg by a rattlesnake and seek help to heal your wound, or you can run after it and let the poison take your leg. The same is true with love. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

You can be bit in the leg by a rattlesnake and seek help to heal your wound, or you can run after it and let the poison take your leg. The same is true with love.


Quote: A goal will always tell you where you don't want to be. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

A goal will always tell you where you don't want to be.


Quote: The person who says it can't be done is almost always interrupted by the person who is doing it. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The person who says it can't be done is almost always interrupted by the person who is doing it.


Quote: You will never let go of the one thing that God keeps prompting you to fix. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

You will never let go of the one thing that God keeps prompting you to fix.


Quote: Never sever ties with a family member you once loved. Each of you might be on different spiritual paths, but both trails are leading you home. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Never sever ties with a family member you once loved. Each of you might be on different spiritual paths, but both trails are leading you home.


Quote: When you don't have honesty in love then there is no communication. Honesty is improvisation of the heart; anything less is a well thought out and rehearsed script. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

When you don't have honesty in love then there is no communication. Honesty is improvisation of the heart; anything less is a well thought out and rehearsed script.


Quote: I don't live by other people's time tables; I live by Gods. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

I don't live by other people's time tables; I live by Gods.


Quote: You have to have more than hope to get what you want in life. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

You have to have more than hope to get what you want in life.


Quote: Don't be so caught up in the noble cause of responsibility that you lose your passion for who you are living for. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Don't be so caught up in the noble cause of responsibility that you lose your passion for who you are living for.


Quote: A man worth loving is a man that never makes you feel like an option. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

A man worth loving is a man that never makes you feel like an option.


Quote: Blame doesn't empower you. It keeps you stuck in a place you don't want to be because you don't want to make the temporary, but painful decision, to be responsible for the outcome of your own life's happiness. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Blame doesn't empower you. It keeps you stuck in a place you don't want to be because you don't want to make the temporary, but painful decision, to be responsible for the outcome of your own life's happiness.




Quote: Happy people can look back and say they chose their life, not settled for it. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Happy people can look back and say they chose their life, not settled for it.




Quote: Women of dignity know when to stop expecting loyalty when he won't even give you honesty. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Women of dignity know when to stop expecting loyalty when he won't even give you honesty.


Quote: The most common lie you will ever tell God is your opportunity to do the right thing was taken from you. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

The most common lie you will ever tell God is your opportunity to do the right thing was taken from you.


Quote: It doesn't matter how much you have in common with someone, how much you could help them spiritually grow, or even how much you love them. If you can't help feed their most important need then you will always be pouring water into a well that can't stay full on its own. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

It doesn't matter how much you have in common with someone, how much you could help them spiritually grow, or even how much you love them. If you can't help feed their most important need then you will always be pouring water into a well that can't stay full on its own.


Quote: Small people will find your flaw and make it huge; big people will find your flaw and block it out completely, by sitting next to you. Therefore, hang out with big people.:). by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Small people will find your flaw and make it huge; big people will find your flaw and block it out completely, by sitting next to you. Therefore, hang out with big people.:).


Quote: No matter how many sins you make or how slow you travel back toward God's valley, you are still way ahead of a person who never made a mistake and doesn't know what it is like to climb out of a pit of shame and rise above their temptations. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

No matter how many sins you make or how slow you travel back toward God's valley, you are still way ahead of a person who never made a mistake and doesn't know what it is like to climb out of a pit of shame and rise above their temptations.


Quote: You didn't choose God. He chose you. When you stop feeling hurt by everyone and plotting your comeback, he has some very important things he wants you to accomplish with your life. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

You didn't choose God. He chose you. When you stop feeling hurt by everyone and plotting your comeback, he has some very important things he wants you to accomplish with your life.


Quote: I have always found the hardest mind to change is one that is religious. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

I have always found the hardest mind to change is one that is religious.


Quote: Your religion is not what you do on Sunday. It is how you live Monday through Saturday. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Your religion is not what you do on Sunday. It is how you live Monday through Saturday.


Quote: You can rationalize anything, but that is not total honesty, only your version of it based on your upbringing and experiences outside of everyone else's reality. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

You can rationalize anything, but that is not total honesty, only your version of it based on your upbringing and experiences outside of everyone else's reality.


Quote: There is nothing spiritual about a marriage that uses guilt, blame, shame or religious manipulations to keep a relationship together. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

There is nothing spiritual about a marriage that uses guilt, blame, shame or religious manipulations to keep a relationship together.


Quote: There are many types of marriage relationships and all of them can work, but none is sadder than the one that doesn't represent peace in your heart. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

There are many types of marriage relationships and all of them can work, but none is sadder than the one that doesn't represent peace in your heart.


Quote: If you have to make a daily choice to be in a relationship then you are married to the past, not the person. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

If you have to make a daily choice to be in a relationship then you are married to the past, not the person.


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