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starAn inspirational writer, teacher, and speaker, Shauna Wallace burns with passion to see women experience the fullness of God's grace, faithfulness, peace, joy, protection, and provision by becoming wholly His. Continue reading…

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Unpopular Parenting

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It’s hard to survive unpopular parenting, when your kids and others don’t like your decisions. When they learn to live under God’s authority and to walk in His will, it’s their best chance at success no matter what they do. It’s the best place for them, even if it’s hard on you. Read more at The Laundry Moms today....continue reading

What Do I Do When I Don’t Know God’s Plan for My Life?

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Most days I’m up before the sun. In part, because I love mornings! There’s just something about waking up to the reality that God’s mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:21-24). These days, though, it’s also because of my puppy, JJ (yes, after JJ Watt and my daughter’s obsession with him). Early morning licks click on my brain, and I might was well just get up. Once my first cup of coffee is brewed, I find myself stealthily maneuvering through the dark to curl up with God in what I call my cozy corner in my office. JJ comes too. He loves my oversized chair and ottoman just as much as I do. It’s our snuggle time. The other morning, as I made my way in the pitch black, java in one hand and iPad in the other, the screen’s slight glow dimly lit my way. I have just enough light for my next step, and that’s it, I thought. Lord, I feel like that’s how You are leading me right now. My thoughts immediately turned to my daughter, too. It’s her senior year, and it troubles her to have no idea what she wants to do with her life. She’s acutely aware of her passion to make a difference in the lives of girls who are victims of sex trafficking, and I encourage her to see this passion as a huge piece of the puzzle God’s revealing in...continue reading

18 Things I Wish I’d Known at 18

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Today is one of my daughters’ eighteenth birthday. Legally, she’s an adult. Seriously, how did that happen?!?! Reflecting on this milestone birthday and her transition into a new season of discovering God’s purpose and shouldering new responsibilities, I asked myself what eighteen things I know now that I wish I had known and really grasped as wisdom when I was eighteen. There are so many! So, instead of one list of eighteen, it’s two: 18 Things I Wish I’d Known About Being a Christian at 18, and 18 Things I Wish I’d Known About Life and Relationships at 18. Because she’s a girl, it’s written from a girl’s perspective. Sorry guys and moms of boys! But much of it is applicable, so go ahead, read it. You’ll be glad you did. I’ll start with Jesus, because without Him, nothing else matters. 18 Things I Wish I’d Known about Being a Christian at 18 Grace is God’s merciful kindness to influence our hearts to turn us to Jesus; we are saved by grace alone by faith alone in Christ alone. We don’t do anything to earn salvation; we can’t do anything to keep it or to lose it. You don’t have to get good for God. Just turn to Him; He’ll do the work of transforming you into who He wants you to be. Being a Christian is about relationship not religion: a love relationship with Jesus that God starts,...continue reading

The One Salvation for My Soul

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Do you need help through a trial today? In the last few weeks of planning my daughter’s wedding, I sure did! And the ONE salvation for my soul spoke truth through Psalm 27 — do not fear and keep your eyes on the Lord! Read more at The Laundry Moms today. As always, it’s an honor to be a part of this community who loves and seeks the Lord for themselves and their children. May the Lord  bless and keep you today! May His face shine upon you and give you peace! In His love, Shauna  ...continue reading

Second-Hand Prom Dress: Our Joke, Her Dream

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Laughing and joking in the dressing room at the thrift store, my daughter and I found the perfect 80s formal for a theme night at church camp. I can’t remember the theme. All I know is we were looking for the most dated prom dress we could find. Oh, and did we ever find one! After making one more round through the racks to make sure there wasn’t another treasure waiting to be discovered, we approached the register to pay. A mom of three elementary age boys stood in line before us, her meager pile of second-hand clothes and shoes on the counter. Cradling a pair beaded shoes with a slight heal in both hands, she turned to us with a sheepish grin and confessed, “I just couldn’t resist these. I don’t even wear heals!” When she noticed the dress in my arms, her face softened. “Is it for a wedding or prom?” she asked. I answered before thinking, “Prom.” “How nice,” she almost sighed. In a moment that seemed like an out-of-body experience, the scene broke my heart. The longing in her face for what my purchase represented cut to my core. Perhaps I misread her, but it was as if she looked on that dress and saw deep dreams that never came true for her. And here I stood in line with my fancy watch, a rock on my finger, a designer purse draped on my shoulder,...continue reading

Count It All Joy

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I looked up and I was shocked! “Who is THAT?!?!?!” I asked myself, truly taken back by the face staring at me in the mirror. It was me! Brows twisted in pain, shoulders slumped with exhaustion, and despair drowning my countenance, I was a pitiful sight. And so it was, with that image fresh on the brain, I collapsed into bed defeated. I didn’t have an ounce left in me for another minute of that day. Have you ever felt like that? Like this day has to end so a new one can dawn, full of hope that it will be better in the morning? Stirred by the pitter patter of puppy paws moving across my body the next morning, my brain woke while my body rested, JJ curled up on my tummy. My thoughts turned to a scripture from my Bible study lesson the day before: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). What was I doing? I had a choice to make, and I had not been choosing the one the Lord was bringing to my mind. I’d been letting the strain of all the details of planning a wedding drain me (yes, that’s where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing as you’ve heard very little from me lately). Cracking an eye to check the time (and giving JJ...continue reading