Quotation Explorer - 'Shannon L. Alder'

The greatest testimony you will ever have about Christ is not in what you believe, but rather in what you do. - Shannon L. Alder
The goal of a life purpose is not what you will create, but what it will make you into for creating it. - Shannon L. Alder
Don't do the right thing for the wrong reasons. It is the "why" that keeps us committed to our choices and defines our character. - Shannon L. Alder
Winning and losing is not an external game. It is an internal battle over telling yourself the truth vs. lies regarding why you haven’t stepped into the life you dreamed of. - Shannon L. Alder
Love will drive you insane, but never let it drive you stupid or blind. - Shannon L. Alder
It isn't what you will do for your children that makes you a great mother or father. It is what you do for God that isn't self serving, which sets the stage for children to learn to care about something other than what is expected. - Shannon L. Alder
You are only earning the life you get when your inaction allows people to decide for you. - Shannon L. Alder
When you’re given the gift of truth, you spend a lot of time trying to tone it down because it is already offensive enough. - Shannon L. Alder
You don’t go to church to find God; you bring him with you—attitude. - Shannon L. Alder
Don’t waste your time trying to explain yourself to people that are committed to misunderstanding you. Instead, commit your time to explaining who they are to them. When you get a person to see the positive similarities you share, it begins to restore the loss of respect between you. - Shannon L. Alder
The problem with Christianity is more people profess the truth than live it. So much hypocrisy abounds that I can no longer say I count myself among them without being held to the same unachievable standard. - Shannon L. Alder
Spiritual pain is when you can’t stand another moment not knowing the real truth, and when you finally do know you can’t let go. - Shannon L. Alder
You won't find peace with another, until you become one person--not two. - Shannon L. Alder
A boy has other people do the talking for him; a man speaks his mind. - Shannon L. Alder
When you forgive those that hurt you, they no longer have control over your future happiness. Their anger keeps them a prisoner to your past, while you enjoy the present. - Shannon L. Alder
God has witnessed everything done to you. Those that love God will feel shame for what they did. Those that don't ....do not know God or have a concept of repentance or forgiveness. - Shannon L. Alder
A kind word will never replace the conversation that God has prompted you to repeatedly have. - Shannon L. Alder
You either live the life that is easy or you live the life that is difficult, but appreciate it more. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
If God didn't want me to cross boundaries, then he wouldn't have made me a writer. - Shannon L. Alder
So many people focus on who they will be that they never get around to figuring out who they are. - Shannon L. Alder
You can ignore your heart and mind, but it will always find its way home. - Shannon L. Alder
If you spend your life over analysing every encounter you will always see the tree, but never the forest. - Shannon L. Alder
There is no real bravery in getting paid to save someone's life. However, there is a large amount of bravery in a nurse break dancing at the hospital's Christmas party. - Shannon L. Alder
Reality is a dream that someone was brave enough to conquer. - Shannon L. Alder
Insecurity was never humility; just as arrogance was never success. - Shannon L. Alder
The words, I love you, are empty without clarification. Women prefer to be told what they can expect. It is measurable like a Weight Watcher’s diet, with extra points at the end of the week if you don’t cheat. - Shannon L. Alder
If you are reading this then you have wasted another day of your life day dreaming, rather than planning the life God intended you to live. - Shannon L. Alder
If a man says he is Christian, yet he has no problems knocking you up, having premarital sex or living in sin with you, then you have to ask yourself, What version of Christ does he believe in? - Shannon L. Alder
Do not conform to seek the seekers, but leave the leavers. Wisdom comes from facing what you do not yet understand. - Shannon L. Alder
When love and duty are one then grace is within your soul. - Shannon L. Alder
Worry does not keep it from raining tomorrow, but it does keep it from being sunny today. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Never underestimate the woman that holds God's pen. - Shannon L. Alder
Try not to be a man or woman of success, but rather a man or woman of inspiration. If you’re successful, they will flock to you for money or fame, but if you’re inspirational, they will flock to you because they love your soul and how you change theirs. - Shannon L. Alder
You will never accept gratitude as a solution to your problems, until you have reached the last stage of grief--acceptance. - Shannon L. Alder
The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof. - Shannon L. Alder
Never stand in the way of letting God use people’s actions, in order to solve a greater issue in the world. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes the silence of your friends is worse than your enemy's words. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
The healthy should be reminded that we are all dying because it is through our own reminder of mortality that we accelerate our good intentions, into actions people can see. - Shannon L. Alder
Self worth is not measured by what you have, no matter how full your life is. Rather, it comes from what you are, how authentically you're really living your life, and how much you are willing to give to something other than your own insecurities. - Shannon L. Alder
Are we not all actors playing parts in another person's play? - Shannon L. Alder
Blessed are those with cracks in their broken heart because that is how the light gets in. - Shannon L. Alder
When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened. - Shannon L. Alder
The number of chances you give someone doesn't tell the world how loving you are without telling them how desperate you are to believe they care as much as you. True love resides in the first chance, stupidity in the second, opportunists in the third and scoundrels in the fourth. - Shannon L. Alder
True love is not a question. It is an answer that you never have to spend a lifetime figuring out. - Shannon L. Alder
There is nothing more entertaining then leaving someone speechless. Yet, there is nothing sadder than realizing that person was incapable of retaining half of what you said, and will repeat the story all wrong to someone else. - Shannon L. Alder
There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it. - Shannon L. Alder
It is better to be alone than to become a person that loses his soul to the fear of loneliness. - Shannon L. Alder
There are so many battles worth fighting for. The ones not worth fighting are the insecure battles that rage in another person’s mind. - Shannon L. Alder
A man worth loving is a man that never makes you feel like an option. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Don’t ever feel bad that someone couldn’t give you all of their heart. Be grateful that you can take the least complicated part of their soul with you, wherever you go. This is more than some people will ever have. - Shannon L. Alder
To call yourself an author takes publishing one book. To call yourself an inspirational author is the work of a lifetime that requires being constantly kicked in the stomach, only to get back up on your feet and show the world how you survived it each time. - Shannon L. Alder
Never give a person a piece of your mind when all you really wanted to do was give them a piece of your heart. - Shannon L. Alder
You will know it is love when the need can't be met by yourself or God. - Shannon L. Alder
I rather be a stupid person wanting clarification and answers, in order to be wiser, than be a stupid person that blindly believes the lies they are told, without question. - Shannon L. Alder
You will never choose love greater than what you believe you deserve and what other insecure people tell your lack of self esteem to have faith in. - Shannon L. Alder
Commitment is the foundation of focus. - Shannon L. Alder
The most important legacy you will ever leave is your vision planted in the minds of your disciples and a passion as strong as a storm in their hearts. - Shannon L. Alder
Be leery of silence. It doesn't mean you won the argument. Often, people are just busy reloading their guns. - Shannon L. Alder
The only person worth risking everything for is the one person that would never let you risk everything for. - Shannon L. Alder
A friend is not the shadow that mimics you, but the one who casts all shadows away. - Shannon L. Alder
Anyone can fail at something they really don’t want. What really takes courage is going after something you want and then failing. There is more fulfillment in life knowing that you tried, rather than settled without a fight. - Shannon L. Alder
Love is so many things, but it is not safe. - Shannon L. Alder
When what you value and dream about doesn’t match the life you are living, you have pain. - Shannon L. Alder
Prayer is not about asking what you want, but what God wants. - Shannon L. Alder
When you really want something, you will give up a million times, but your heart keeps taking you back to the starting line. - Shannon L. Alder
The only real difficulty with becoming disciplined is when you buy into the notion that happiness comes at the price of sacrifice. The reality is this: Discipline becomes freedom when you are doing what you love. - Shannon L. Alder
Right person, wrong timing doesn’t mean God was wrong. It means you were there at the right time to fulfill something else. Look for it. - Shannon L. Alder
When things don’t add up, either you don’t have a calculator or you forgot to use commonsense by simply asking. - Shannon L. Alder
Look for the consistency and you will find all the trust you need. It is often found in the people that stick around long after every one has decided to leave. - Shannon L. Alder
Some stories have to be written because no one would believe the absurdity of it all. - Shannon L. Alder
Do you really think all angels are sweet and gentle? You must have forgot that the front lines of the War in Heaven were littered with bold women that had something to say. - Shannon L. Alder
God will bring the right person into your life at the right time. Always believe that! If they are not there, God isn't finished yet! - Shannon L. Alder
Don’t be so caught up in the noble cause of responsibility that you lose your passion for who you are living for. - Shannon L. Alder
Never leave a situation unless you know what you needed and what you were never going to get. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes, the people that love you the most turn out to be the people you will trust the least. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes, the scariest thing you will ever have to do is trust God to fight the battles you can no longer fight. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
The walls you put between yourself and other people doesn't just keep them away, it also keeps God away. - Shannon L. Alder
Tough love and brutal truth from strangers are far more valuable than Band-Aids and half-truths from invested friends, who don’t want to see you suffer any more than you have. - Shannon L. Alder
Shame without repentance doesn’t lose power when it is spoken, it only seeks approval. - Shannon L. Alder
Unhappiness comes from living the life of two people--the one people want you to be and the one you want to be. - Shannon L. Alder
Insanity is starting over a million times, expecting to feel the spark you never did the first time. - Shannon L. Alder
The person who says it can’t be done is almost always interrupted by the person who is doing it. - Shannon L. Alder
With humor and humility you can withstand anything. - Shannon L. Alder
Learn to be a responder, not a reactor. - Shannon L. Alder
Extraordinary change can happen in your life, but it will take extraordinary people, extraordinary courage and extraordinary faith to believe that this won't be a repeat of your past. - Shannon L. Alder
When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret. - Shannon L. Alder
Perspective is as simple as answering this question: If I had 5 months to live would I experience this problem differently? - Shannon L. Alder
Writing is the only way to run away from home, without ever leaving. - Shannon L. Alder
Your consent is your character. - Shannon L. Alder
Vulnerability gives us freedom, power and connects us to a network of injured souls. It is through the art of being real that we can heal ourself and others. - Shannon L. Alder
A quote is not a conversation, but an invitation to change your perspective. - Shannon L. Alder
We are chained by our own control. Life is nothing more than finding the key that unlocks every part of our soul. - Shannon L. Alder
A man of worth is a man that sees the worth in others more than himself. - Shannon L. Alder
Storms don't come to teach us painful lessons, rather they were meant to wash us clean. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
You can't always expect people to apply your wisdom when they didn't use wisdom before they found themselves knee deep in their version of justice. - Shannon L. Alder
Apathetic people sit back and wait for things to get better before they move. Radical people make things get better, by how they move. - Shannon L. Alder
The best of who you are is not from who you have in your life, rather who they helped you become because they loved you. - Shannon L. Alder
All we have is "One Life", so go for IT! - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
It is better to stay single and wait for the one that makes sense then to marry someone that makes absolutely no sense. The moment you settle is when the one person that makes all the sense in the world shows up and Satan sits back and enjoys your spiritual meltdown. - Shannon L. Alder
A lie has no power, until you believe it. - Shannon L. Alder
Never let the principle of what you believe in become more important than the person. - Shannon L. Alder
You are not what others think you are. You are what God knows you are. - Shannon L. Alder
Reality was once a dream that took flight. - Shannon L. Alder
Maybe, it is not the thorn on the rose that we should see, but the beauty of the gesture. - Shannon L. Alder
There is enough mystery in human nature to keep the world stuck in a perpetual state of righteous speculation. Only the wise and compassionate will rise above it, with enough vision to see that inconsistency is a normal occurrence, during the spiritual battle of forgiveness and justice. - Shannon L. Alder
Principles are meant to serve people, not people serving to uphold the principle, while harming the people. - Shannon L. Alder
I could crawl inside the lyrics and know each note intimately. They would claw at my soul, until I could no longer fight the emotions that took me to a place I couldn't experience. But, it was the possibility that made every verse a heart filled prediction and every beat a direction to follow. - Shannon L. Alder
Silence is best reserved for the fearful and foolish. - Shannon L. Alder
Leave a legacy of love, not a legacy of fear. - Shannon L. Alder
The God I believe in believes in me and won’t silence my heart or others based on a paycheck at the end of the day. - Shannon L. Alder
If life didn’t give you at least one person not wanting you to succeed then half of us would lose are motivation to climb that cliff, in order to prove them wrong. - Shannon L. Alder
Gratitude can't grow love higher than regret. - Shannon L. Alder
True confidence is not about what you take from someone to restore yourself, but what you give back to your critics because they need it more than you do. - Shannon L. Alder
When you spend time worrying, you’re simply using your imagination to create things you don’t want. - Shannon L. Alder
Your ability to see will never broaden when you only see yourself. - Shannon L. Alder
I don't fear the future. I fear letting it pass by me, without ever trying to make it mine. - Shannon L. Alder
A wise woman knows when to stay silent. However, a wiser woman of faith knows that sometimes words can win the battle, when all odds stand against her. - Shannon L. Alder
God is going to send you someone that will rescue you. Then one day you will rescue them in return and together your story will rescue others. He has always been a God of rescues and a maker of warriors for his grace. You only need to believe that you are part of something greater than you know. - Shannon L. Alder
You will know what and who really matters to you the moment you feel you have lost them. - Shannon L. Alder
Some of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns. - Shannon L. Alder
They say faith is taking the first step when you can’t see the whole staircase. Actually, wisdom is seeing the elevator behind it that would have taken you to the top floor. - Shannon L. Alder
The life mission God gave you was only appointed to you. If you are faithful, God will send someone into your life to support it. If your are blessed, he will send someone who shares your passion. If you are chosen, he will unlock every door that stands in your way. - Shannon L. Alder
Your heart’s strength is measured by how hard it holds on. Your self worth and faith is measured by finally letting go. However, your peace is measured by how long you don’t look back. - Shannon L. Alder
You will know you are in love when it doesn't matter if you sit in heaven or hell with that special someone just as long as they can make you laugh, while you put out the fires. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
I would fight every angel between us until God said, "Yes. - Shannon L. Alder
God doesn't always bring you the entire truth. He sometimes gives it to you in pieces, in order to learn. Regardless, it is the piece that you got today that will renew your faith for tomorrow. - Shannon L. Alder
People can waste a large amount of their time trying to be accepted by people. Sometimes, God meant for you not to fit. You never know, you may hold the unique perspective that when voiced or demonstrated will change generations. - Shannon L. Alder
The question isn't who will be with me in life, rather how will I create the ending I am proud of? - Shannon L. Alder
God will bring you a gift. However, it is up to you to stop shaking the same box and expecting something wonderful will fall out of it again. After a while, you are going to break that box and it won't remind you of that moment when it meant everything to you. - Shannon L. Alder
You can be broken into a dozen shattered pieces and still heal the world because service has its own medicine--hope. - Shannon L. Alder
Always have the guts to tell people the things they must hear. Because your words, no matter how difficult to say, might be the gift to their freedom. Maybe, your unfounded fears were never theirs. Because truth is how people move on. - Shannon L. Alder
If you want to discover the true character of a person, you have only to observe what they are passionate about. - Shannon L. Alder
It is not the hand that rocks the cradle that rules the world; it is the woman that holds the keys to the kingdom. - Shannon L. Alder
A best friend is the one person that doesn't leave you worse off by their actions or yours. - Shannon L. Alder
To find the peace you never had you will need to do the one fearful thing that you have never done. - Shannon L. Alder
I was never weighed down by beauty in my lifetime. However, I was beaten down by the sad fears of my gender- women who didn't allow you to feel pretty or rejoice in who you are, unless it fell beneath how they thought about themselves. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes you have to look past a person’s mistakes to see God’s presence. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes the reason God doesn't show up to win your battles is because he already put inside of you the power to end it. - Shannon L. Alder
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. - Shannon L. Alder
When you are offered a miracle take it. Otherwise, show God your tail so he can move on and give it to someone who doesn't want to be in hell any more. - Shannon L. Alder
The right man in your life will fly across the world to say hello, instead of saying goodbye. - Shannon L. Alder
Communication is the one class no one graduates from. Even the wisest man's words will be misinterpreted by a fool. - Shannon L. Alder
Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes, you can be more than enough for someone, but they choose not to be in your life. Always remember that Satan works hard to keep people miserable by feeding their fears, so they stay in their comfort zone. The truth is some people value what is predictable, more than chemistry. - Shannon L. Alder
There is always a storm. There is always rain. Some experience it. Some live through it. And others are made from it. - Shannon L. Alder
When you live with dignity no man will ever take it. Live without it and every boy will steal it. - Shannon L. Alder
You can have regret from yesterday, fear tomorrow, but peace today by sharing your heart’s deepest feelings. A life spent being fearful of showing your soul is a life not worth living. - Shannon L. Alder
If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give—the ability to influence. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes another person’s fear tells you that everything you're about to do is right. - Shannon L. Alder
Every talent you have is not wasted. It is there because of a reason and God will open that door when the right time comes along to use it. - Shannon L. Alder
God will never call you in a direction that would cause you to sin. However, he will call you to be creative enough to find a way to make what you want come true through honorable ways. - Shannon L. Alder
You are not your past. You are the warrior that rose above it to become the example of someone who didn't survive, but thrived in creating the most beautiful last chapter of their life. - Shannon L. Alder
The purpose of life is the lesson. - Shannon L. Alder
gratitudenoun \ˈgra-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\ 1. The word thrown in your face by people who covet what you want and believe that your lack of contentment is a sin. Often, these people believe success is what you have already and obtaining anything else is optional, but not required. - Shannon L. Alder
Forgiveness is the one gift you don't give to others. Rather, it is the gift you give yourself, so you can finally be free. - Shannon L. Alder
If you have never met a woman that would never give up, then you have never met a woman that has seen miracles. - Shannon L. Alder
The truth is this: People that give you focus, energy and anger do care. If you were nothing then you wouldn't be able to affect them. Behind every over reaction was first the thought that your opinion mattered and your respect was once of value or you wouldn't get the response you got. - Shannon L. Alder
Never pray to be a better slave when God is trying to get you out of your situation. - Shannon L. Alder
When you have the courage to follow your talents into the dark unknown places they lead, often God will send angels to light your way. - Shannon L. Alder
The secret to life is to have no fear. When you can let go of what others think about you, how something is going to turn out, or how your past will affect your future, then you are finally living life free. - Shannon L. Alder
If you think people in your life are normal, then you undoubtedly have not spent any time getting to know the abnormal side of them. - Shannon L. Alder
Hide yourself in God, so when a man wants to find you he will have to go there first. - Shannon L. Alder
Empowered Women 101: If he has to destroy other people to raise your self esteem and level of trust then he is not a son of God and guess what your not a daughter of God for letting him do it. - Shannon L. Alder
My father taught me that you can you read a hundred books on wisdom and write a hundred books on wisdom, but unless you apply what you learned then its only words on a page. Life is not lived with intentions, but action. - Shannon L. Alder
Act with God's compassion, mercy and forgiveness in mind and you will always be right. Act with revenge in your heart and you will always be wrong. - Shannon L. Alder
Humility is the only thing that can restore a relationship, when respect has been lost. - Shannon L. Alder
The only side God chooses is one of commonsense. If it doesn’t make sense; it is not God. - Shannon L. Alder
Winning or losing achieves the same result--change. - Shannon L. Alder
If someone wants to be in your life they will find you. If they don't they will find an excuse. - Shannon L. Alder
I never wanted to be a God fearing person. I wanted to grow up and be a person that was fearless for God. There was a difference. - Shannon L. Alder
The actions of our closest friends say a lot about our character—what we overlook, what we contribute to and what is important to us when the world doesn’t take notice. - Shannon L. Alder
You can spend the rest of your life fighting to be respected, accepted and understood by the people you have created a life with or you can start living a life where that isn't a daily goal and ambition in your relationship. - Shannon L. Alder
A brilliant mind was first a listener that observed the actions of the people that loved and hated them, then found a way to express their feelings, when real communication was lost. - Shannon L. Alder
Two people that have the same wants are two people that should be friends. - Shannon L. Alder
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? - Shannon L. Alder
Some women are built by the fire. Yet, there are some that are the FIRE! - Shannon L. Alder
There is nothing spiritual about a marriage that uses guilt, blame, shame or religious manipulations to keep a relationship together. - Shannon L. Alder
When does God turn a want into a need? When you feel the same way almost every day. Your thoughts can be distracted for a short period of time, but your mind will always take you back to the one place that feels like home. - Shannon L. Alder
When you think this pain is all you deserve, you are right. You are the only one that can decide how long you will walk in hell. - Shannon L. Alder
When a small group of people come together to relive the Salem witch hunts, God cries. For if anything is sorrowful to God, it is evil done in his name. When you find out you were not given the truth, how will you live with yourself? - Shannon L. Alder
We have all at one time been stranded on islands shouting lies across the seas of misunderstanding, hoping the fog will carry our mischief to the distant ports in people’s minds. - Shannon L. Alder
The purest form of faith happens when you reach the bottom of your reasoning and find there is nothing that you can do that will make sense out of what you have been through. - Shannon L. Alder
The purest love always reveals itself during acceptance. - Shannon L. Alder
Stop expecting the world to affirm you as a person. Half of the world will like you and the other half will hate you, despite what you say or do. Christ knew this truth, but he did his life mission anyways. - Shannon L. Alder
Stupidity is to have amnesia over your own faults when the person you hate makes theirs. - Shannon L. Alder
It takes courage to let go of the past and all the mechanisms you have put in place, in order to ease your pain, regret and fear through avoiding responsibility for it. - Shannon L. Alder
Ironically, the only way to see clearly is to stand at a distance. You might be focused, but that doesn't mean you are seeing correctly. Sometimes, you have you to grab the camera from the idiot taking all the shots in your life because they don't realize the lens is dirty. - Shannon L. Alder
Every person has a life mission to fulfill. Never attempt to destroy what God has put in another person to do. You don't know God's plans, but Satan will most certainly use you to stop his plans. - Shannon L. Alder
Your strength will be found when you stop struggling with yourself, instead of thinking everyone is a struggle worth overcoming. Every obstacle in life is a lesson that teaches us, not others. - Shannon L. Alder
Relationships with negative people are simply tedious encounters with porcupines. You don’t have the remote knowledge how to be close to them without quills being shot in your direction. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
What you value at the highest level needs to be in alignment with your partner or you will have conflict. - Shannon L. Alder
Every journey taken always includes the path not taken, the detour through hell, the crossroads of indecision and the long way home. - Shannon L. Alder
I don’t argue with fools; I educate. - Shannon L. Alder
Humility is not a one time lesson that comes when you have lost everything. It is a daily reminder of how far we have come, yet still short of who we can be through HIS guidance. Blessed is the soul that can recognize that he isn’t moving mountains, but God is for him. - Shannon L. Alder
Every broken heart has one time or another asked, "What is important to me now? - Shannon L. Alder
The only way through pain is love. - Shannon L. Alder
You won't understand where home is until you realize it is the only place your mind takes you back to when every journey ends badly. - Shannon L. Alder
Compassion is not something you have; it is something you share. - Shannon L. Alder
We are all children coming inside from recess with varying degrees of dirt on us. - Shannon L. Alder
You will never know the purest love you can give a person, until the day you hurt because they hurt. You genuinely want them to succeed in life and be free from all the chains that keep them from being happy, whether you are in their life or not. - Shannon L. Alder
Like hatred, guilt can’t be locked in the silence of forgetting, without taking part of your soul with it. - Shannon L. Alder
Bargaining with God is pointless. He already has a thousand followers that will do what you bargained to do for free. - Shannon L. Alder
Never speak unless you can improve upon the stupidness of people's silence. - Shannon L. Alder
Living a life somewhere else in your mind is nothing more than being a prisoner where you are. - Shannon L. Alder
Everyone loses their class when they travel through hell, but only a few will regain it if they remain humble and accept the part they played in their own misery. - Shannon L. Alder
Two people with mental issues in a relationship does not work. It's like sitting in a boat and neither one has an oar to row the other to shore. You can meet your mirror image in life, but that doesn't mean you should marry him. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Great leaders get people to admit the truth because they know that dreams are buried under the lies they tell themselves, in order to feel okay with giving up. - Shannon L. Alder
When you only know your faults and failures, you allow yourself and others to downgrade your dreams and belittle your wants. - Shannon L. Alder
God built lighthouses to see people through storms. Then he built storms to remind people to find lighthouses. - Shannon L. Alder
When we want to see someone in a certain way, we find a way, but when we don't we have to wake up and see who they truly are and not what our pain or anger chooses to believe. - Shannon L. Alder
Acquiring knowledge doesn't bring power into your life, until you apply what you have learned. - Shannon L. Alder
The most important thing is this: to sacrifice what you are now for what you can become tomorrow. - Shannon L. Alder
Forever echoed in their favor. "Never say never", she said softly. For you see, Forever had never heard of Never. - Shannon L. Alder
In pursuit of exposing people for who we think they are, we expose ourself. - Shannon L. Alder
Every game is winnable if you change your mind about what the prize should be and your perspective about the players at the table. - Shannon L. Alder
What separates people who made their dreams come true is not setting goals to achieve a life the way they expect it to be, but how they expect to be, in order to achieve it. - Shannon L. Alder
If you have to convince someone that you are their soulmate then you didn't realize the thousand other guys applying for the job. - Shannon L. Alder
Pride is nothing more than false courage without long term solutions. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes God doesn't deny, he delays. - Shannon L. Alder
An insecure woman chases love; a confident woman invites a man to find her. - Shannon L. Alder
We are all daughters of God in various stages of construction. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
To love someone with all of your heart requires reaching them where they are with the only words they can understand. - Shannon L. Alder
Fear is to begin with the end in mind. There is no end. Life is eternal. Live life knowing that the end was your past, and the future is only full of beautiful beginnings through an eternity built around God’s love. - Shannon L. Alder
How you react doesn’t tell a person about your character, as much as it does your fear or God's fire. Which is it? - Shannon L. Alder
Honesty is a heart that betrays itself for a dream, a moment, a kiss. - Shannon L. Alder
We are all a little schizophrenic. Each of us has three different people living inside us every day—who you were, who you are and who you will become. The road to sanity is to recognize those identities, in order to know who you are today. - Shannon L. Alder
Kindness is as simple as being grateful for the love anyone has shown you, by not destroying them because it isn't on your terms. - Shannon L. Alder
If you’re treating people poorly then you're not emulating God’s love. God always resides with the broken hearted. - Shannon L. Alder
When someone you love makes compassion, kindness, forgiveness, respect and God an option, you can be sure they have made you an option, as well. - Shannon L. Alder
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Often, love is a tangled web of lies that only a broken heart would weave. Seldom is dishonesty the whole person, rather it's the pain. - Shannon L. Alder
Praying for the people that hurt you may not change them, but it will change you. - Shannon L. Alder
Live is not about constantly fighting to keep someone in your life. It is about constantly fighting for a better life together. - Shannon L. Alder
Satan will tempt you with many things in life, but the most powerful is the temptation to be grateful for what you have, when it is not the best life God had to offer you. - Shannon L. Alder
Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for—YOU. - Shannon L. Alder
Mental illness is not something you misunderstand in this era. Get educated because bias is no different than racism. - Shannon L. Alder
Live vertically, not horizontally. - Shannon L. Alder
The earth is hiring and the pay is your legacy. - Shannon L. Alder
Blame is a choice that doesn't give you directions out of hell. - Shannon L. Alder
When your heart knows the truth, it never forgets. - Shannon L. Alder
Your need to feel significant will never be met, until you can conquer your fear and manage your focus. - Shannon L. Alder
Never be ashamed of madness, instead be ashamed of people that are ashamed of madness. Without a little bit of insanity, we would have never had the Theory of Relativity, electricity, airplanes, cars or your beloved iPhone. Madness got you that. - Shannon L. Alder
The only chains you should wear in life are the chains of commitment. - Shannon L. Alder
If they keep coming back to you, it isn't love. It is because you made yourself and easy option. The moment the thing they truly want becomes less difficult to obtain is when you will realize that your worth was on sale. - Shannon L. Alder
The problem with this generation is they are so quick to define who they are in the process of searching. It is their need for immediate acceptance that keeps them from exploring further. - Shannon L. Alder
Life has always been a series of the same choices: enslavement, apathy or freedom. - Shannon L. Alder
One of the most powerful lessons in life is to recognize that no one can give you power, and many people don’t want you to have it. You have to find the courage to seize it, own it and hold on! - Shannon L. Alder
The only love you have to prove in life is your love of God and helping others. Anyone that can't see that has proven themselves to be unworthy of your time because why would you spend your life with someone that can't tell the difference between a diamond and dirt? - Shannon L. Alder
You don’t have to say everything to be a light. Sometimes a fire built on a hill will bring interested people to your campfire. - Shannon L. Alder
If your love for another person doesn’t include loving yourself then your love is incomplete. - Shannon L. Alder
Bullies will knock you to your knees then tell you to get up and fight. Stay on your knees because God is there with you and is preparing an army to fight for your right to live. - Shannon L. Alder
You can make heaven out of hell, or hell out of heaven. The choice is yours. - Shannon L. Alder
L I V E or E V I L -- to Live life is to spell forward. To not live life is to spell backwards. - Shannon L. Alder
When you know what you want you will be excited about it and give every ounce of effort to making it come true. No excuse or fear will get in your way because peace is found in focus. - Shannon L. Alder
If you don’t find the right set of eyes to see through your bull, you will always be surrounded by friends that will tell you white lies because they like your company and don’t want to ruin the evening. - Shannon L. Alder
Heroes are not made. They are born out of circumstances and rise to the occasion when their spirit can no longer coexist with the hypocrisy of injustice to others. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
An inspirational writer's life is an open book that never shuts. Choose your words carefully. - Shannon L. Alder
Don't ever let someone tell you the value you don't have, in order to be in someone's life. That is often the value they feel you have, not that person. - Shannon L. Alder
When people hurt it is because they feel they are going to lose something. The questions to ask is: What? - Shannon L. Alder
The journey of the mind always has longer to travel than the heart because dreams carry weight, while love makes you float. - Shannon L. Alder
Your greatest responsibility in your life is to be the best version of yourself. When you feel for what the soul believes that is who you become. - Shannon L. Alder
Often people that criticise your life are usually the same people that don't know the price you paid to get where you are today. True friends see the full picture of your soul. - Shannon L. Alder
I don’t even pretend to believe I know everything; I just believe in arguments God told me I had a pretty good chance of winning, while I was traveling through hell. - Shannon L. Alder
Some women don't care what you can do for them. They care about what you could make of them in the inside. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes painfully lost people can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know, or be reminded of---the more history changes, the more it stays the same. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes what a person expresses in their eyes is more than all the books you could read on suffering. - Shannon L. Alder
Truth was never meant to make you comfortable, unless you stand in the middle of it with acceptance. - Shannon L. Alder
If you continue to dig the same hole in the same place in your life, eventually you will be standing in a grave. - Shannon L. Alder
You will know if you are on the right path when God directs your choices, not your spouse or significant other. - Shannon L. Alder
Healing is that place where we step into 20 seconds of insane courage because we need to either close that door or hold it open. Regardless of the outcome, the truth is what sets you free never the fear of not knowing. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes, we are unable to break free because we are held captive by divine assignment because in our problem God has given us a unique purpose. - Shannon L. Alder
True love is the tide that pulls out to sea, but always returns to kiss the shore at sunrise. - Shannon L. Alder
People seldom change. Only their masks do. It is only our perception of them and the perception they have of themselves that actually change. - Shannon L. Alder
You know you have found your life mission when you say, I dare you to try and take this away from me. - Shannon L. Alder
Never allow yourself to become a choice in any relationship. The moment you do is when you have reduced your loved one's affections to a daily biological question: Should I take a dump here or wait till I get home? - Shannon L. Alder
The more I know about God, I am convinced He likes to read books and authors are His librarians. Every soul is a story waiting to be read. - Shannon L. Alder
You will never understand the real definition of insanity until the day you are told it is unreasonable for you to feel hurt by the very people that hurt you. - Shannon L. Alder
If the past never helped you why would you ever take it into the future with you? - Shannon L. Alder
A sacrifice is not about expecting God to break the bond you have with another person. You make the sacrifice on your own because God is more important than the bond. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes your belief system is really your fears attached to rules. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Words only reveal half of your heart. Service defines the other half. Character is the combination of the two. - Shannon L. Alder
When you lose your ego, you win. It really is that simple. - Shannon L. Alder
Honesty is vulnerability. Sadly, not everyone can handle someone’s honesty. However, lying allows people to be comfortable. - Shannon L. Alder
God doesn’t put that much prep into something that is insignificant. - Shannon L. Alder
You can't live in your mind and expect those dreams to become real, without the work. Reality requires actions that might feel scary, but that is what is required if you want to find true love. Don't expect it to come and rescue you. You have to rescue yourself. - Shannon L. Alder
The only difference between you and the person you admire is their perspective on life. - Shannon L. Alder
The best kind of happiness is a habit you're passionate about. - Shannon L. Alder
The empty spaces of your soul are the ones you search for, pray for and want so desperately to be filled. They are also the spaces that will never be filled, until you are ready to do something you have never done. - Shannon L. Alder
The problem was never my mind; it was a heart that could never hold all that it felt. - Shannon L. Alder
Laughter is the only medicine, without side effects. - Shannon L. Alder
Silence is a lie that screams at the light. - Shannon L. Alder
See it for what it is and own it, rather than rethink it so you don't have to deal with the trauma of the abuse. This is the only way to move on--through acceptance. - Shannon L. Alder
victimnoun \ˈvik-təm\ 1. The moment you tell everyone you have a mental disorder, in order to excuse your behavior. - Shannon L. Alder
God’s warriors don’t avoid conflict. They fight through it with communication and a positive outlook. - Shannon L. Alder
Many of the most powerful things in life are not tangible. All it takes is for you to close your eyes to see. - Shannon L. Alder
True friends are not mirrors where we can always see ourselves reflected in a positive light. - Shannon L. Alder
Your words will either give you joy or give you sorrow, but if they were spoken without regret, they give you peace. - Shannon L. Alder
In order to be authentic, you have to make decisions based on what you want, rather than how it will be perceived. - Shannon L. Alder
Churches were never meant to be mental hospitals. They were supposed to be military outposts under orders to storm the gates of hell. Every believer is on active duty and called to serve a higher purpose with the rank of their blessings and talents. - Shannon L. Alder
The best stories are the ones with the unexpected plot twists that no one would have guessed, even the writer. - Shannon L. Alder
I am not afraid to die; I am only afraid of saying goodbye to you forever. - Shannon L. Alder
The solution is so obvious, but for so many of us we would travel a hundred miles out of the way to avoid it, gather a thousand opinions on the way and take a pit stop in fear to check our map before we proceed through hell. Heaven was always a direct flight with no layovers. - Shannon L. Alder
Is not the true respect and worship of God the exercising of our power in such a way that we are also respected? - Shannon L. Alder
The most common lie you will ever tell God is your opportunity to do the right thing was taken from you. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Silence by any other name is called shame. - Shannon L. Alder
The need for control always comes from someone that has lost it. - Shannon L. Alder
Beauty fades and the body becomes old, but nothing can dull the shine of a woman with a good heart. - Shannon L. Alder
It is not the monsters we should be afraid of; it is the people that don't recognize the same monsters inside of themself. - Shannon L. Alder
Music is feelings in search of words. - Shannon L. Alder
Sensitive people usually love deeply and hate deeply. They don't know any other way to live than by extremes because thier emotional theromastat is broken. - Shannon L. Alder
The journey is the mystery…the destination the answer. If you don’t have a happy ending yet, you have not finished reading the right book. - Shannon L. Alder
Nobody knows what God's plan is for your life, but a whole lot of people will guess for you if you let them. - Shannon L. Alder
Stupid quotes are only Twitters in disguise. - Shannon L. Alder
Where you hang your feelings is where you hang your focus. - Shannon L. Alder
Despite our disapproval with what God allows us to endure, he still remains the same God that is not interested in our convenience, as much as our character. - Shannon L. Alder
People that don’t move will never notice the chains they carry. - Shannon L. Alder
It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked. - Shannon L. Alder
In the end, you will not see the physical beauty in others that caught your eye, but the fire that burned within them. This kind of beauty is the bonfire you had to attend. - Shannon L. Alder
When you are no longer afraid is when you can be yourself. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes, it will never make sense until you find the right path that makes sense to you and no one else. - Shannon L. Alder
Only a demon would prevent a person from saving lives or fulfilling their life mission. There is no reasoning with the devil. Stand with pride because your heart is filled with the goodness of helping others, while theirs is filled with helping themselves. - Shannon L. Alder
In every experience we get to choose either love or fear as a response. Your character is formed by the percentages of those choices, which then forms your life. - Shannon L. Alder
Anyone can possess, anyone can profess, but it is an altogether different thing to confess. - Shannon L. Alder
Every time you read into something you miss the soul, while searching for the motive. - Shannon L. Alder
People that have been consistently hurt by others in life will only see the one time you hurt them and be blinded to all the good your heart has to offer. They look no further than what they want to see. Unfortunately, most of them remain a victim throughout their life. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes the simplest solution out of conflict is becoming someone’s friend, instead of saying goodbye forever. - Shannon L. Alder
You can't turn love off like a light switch. If you could it wouldn't be love. It is something that you keep on, until the bulb burns out or someone replaces it. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
The goal for most people should not be to feel better, but to get better at feeling. - Shannon L. Alder
Death says a million words that the heart can't pen. - Shannon L. Alder
A fantasy is nothing more than a dream you were too scared to chase. - Shannon L. Alder
Peace is not about who you can live with, but who you can't live without. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
You need to forgive people you don't understand; if not, try to understand people you want to forgive. - Shannon L. Alder
Evolving is not arrogance. It is confidence that won't be pulled backwards, by those that feel left behind. - Shannon L. Alder
I have found so many angels trapped inside undisputed jargon that I find myself digging at the words, in order to release them, from the books that unfairly captured their soul. - Shannon L. Alder
People that have trust issues only need to look in the mirror. There they will meet the one person that will betray them the most. - Shannon L. Alder
Never give up and never give in. The truth always finds a way to be told. - Shannon L. Alder
Your current situation = the life expectations you have accepted as completed, unless you change your comfort zone to create a better life. - Shannon L. Alder
Every quote is like a Picasso. The meaning is different for each person and half the admirers miss the true intent and twisted humor of it all. - Shannon L. Alder
Anyone can become your best friend when you spend time together and share your feelings about life. However, not every best friend can free you from yourself. This is when you reconsider the word "best" and decide to expand your circle to include others. - Shannon L. Alder
You cannot become a peacemaker without communication. Silence is a passive aggressive grenade thrown by insecure people that want war, but they don't want the accountability of starting it. - Shannon L. Alder
Decisions of character come from understanding that they are accountable to God only, not to family, spouses, religious leaders, corporations, public opinion or your own ego. - Shannon L. Alder
Judgement is always based on experience and sometimes you will battle a person's history first, before commonsense will ever win the war. - Shannon L. Alder
When the person you love can't see your love for them beneath the painful things you say when they reject you, remember this: Love is blind. - Shannon L. Alder
You will never get what you want if you believe that you are not worthy of having it. God doesn't create us to be defeated. - Shannon L. Alder
The moment you stand by an abuser and choose to remain silent you become an abuser also. In essence, you are telling God that your comfort is more important that speaking out for what is right and true. - Shannon L. Alder
The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Faith requires following the power of a whisper. - Shannon L. Alder
There is no end to the things you don’t understand. The mind will search for a lie to give it an answer you can understand, but one song at the right time will challenge what you accept. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks. - Shannon L. Alder
Often subtle clues are not obvious enough for the stubborn or stupid. This is when God stops throwing crumbs and starts throwing the whole piece of bread. If you step on moldy bread then you know you have waited too long. - Shannon L. Alder
Life is as simple as these three questions: What do I want? Why do I want it? And, how will I achieve it? - Shannon L. Alder
Often the truth is in front of your face, but your eyes and heart are so full of lies that you can't see it. - Shannon L. Alder
There are always a million words behind the silence. - Shannon L. Alder
The only man meant to be in your life is a man that knows your worth. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Learning to let go is not giving up! It is simply passing the burden to a better fighter, so you can fight another day. (God) - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Happiness is always on the other side of being teachable. - Shannon L. Alder
Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free. - Shannon L. Alder
It's not about believing in yourself; it's about being yourself--take action! - Shannon L. Alder
You don't have to be strong to survive a bad situation; you simply need a plan. - Shannon L. Alder
No one would have guessed that the jagged pieces of our soul fit the puzzle in this box. We were considered the left over remnants that had no place, except the picture we wanted to create together. - Shannon L. Alder
The people that truly love us in life don't fight for us to remain a doormat for others. - Shannon L. Alder
Remember, the village idiot was the spiritual man who built the ark and saved his family. Keep being you and never give up marching to the beat of your own drum! - Shannon L. Alder
There are many forms of love as there is moments in time, and you are capable of feeling them all at different stages of your life. - Shannon L. Alder
When you least expect it is when the person you always dreamt of will finally show up. - Shannon L. Alder
Fight for what you want because forever is a long time to be a quitter. - Shannon L. Alder
Empathy and a huge imagination explain a lot of mysteries in the universe. - Shannon L. Alder
Peace is the way, not the destination. - Shannon L. Alder
Peace can only be found in what your extraordinary imagination has defined as an ordinary life. - Shannon L. Alder
Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit. - Shannon L. Alder
All it takes is one person to question the possibility of a different way of life, in order to unlock a chained heart. - Shannon L. Alder
Always trust your gut instinct. There will come a time when you will understand, but for now trust God has a plan greater than you have ever imagined. - Shannon L. Alder
Commonsense will never come from following your heart; wisdom is only stored in the mind. - Shannon L. Alder
Our dreams will always tell us what we are missing in our lives. The smaller we make them tells God how little faith we have in him to make them come true. - Shannon L. Alder
There are only two ways to live your life. One as if all that matters is to have someone love and accept you. The other is as though loving and accepting another person is all that matters. Often, when you choose the second you get the first. - Shannon L. Alder
You may marry Miss Grey for her fifteen pounds but you will always be my Willoughby. My nightmare. My sorrow. My past. My mistake. My regret. My love. - Shannon L. Alder
Being a good person doesn't mean you fit the life of every person you meet. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Reasoning with senselessness will never build faith. Faith is strengthened when you stop collecting fragmented signs and questionable hunches, in order to build an acceptable reason for your wrong decisions and less than desirable circumstances. - Shannon L. Alder
You can’t control other people’s actions, but you can control who thinks they have control over you. - Shannon L. Alder
You won't find angels in hell, only demons that know how to play with yours. - Shannon L. Alder
Every relationship that has hit a crossroads has asked, What is it that you want from me? - Shannon L. Alder
But here is the thing about the stars and all of it's faults: We don't understand everything about it, but we still love it's beauty and wonder. We know of all the dangers, but we would still go there just because we wanted to touch the stars. - Shannon L. Alder
There is a gap between what we know and what we want to experience. Either, fear will keep us tethered to the familiar or plung us into the sea. The bridge is either God or ourselves, and with each big decision we must choose who we trust the most. - Shannon L. Alder
Set the standards for what you expect of people and the correct ones will join your cause. - Shannon L. Alder
A true love story has always been about the journey, not the ending. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes you can be touched by God, but not healed. Often when this happens, he is using your pain for a greater purpose. - Shannon L. Alder
You can find anyone that will tell you what you want to hear, but the only one worth valuing is the one that tells you what you need to learn. - Shannon L. Alder
The true measure of a best friend is where they are when you make the biggest decision of your life, not where they were during the decision process. - Shannon L. Alder
You can't be tempted, unless you want what is tempting you. - Shannon L. Alder
Don't look for the ninety percent of the darkness in a person's soul. Look for the ten percent of light they have left, then lend them yours because light was meant to be shared. - Shannon L. Alder
Life is messy. - Shannon L. Alder
Control doesn't validate love; it validates the nonexistence of trust and the painful unwillingness to accept the truth. - Shannon L. Alder
A person that doesn't know their worth will never know yours. Therefore, the longer you hang onto hope that they will finally see your worth is the moment you start to depreciate in value. - Shannon L. Alder
The only people you have to look out for in life are the people that don't care about anything or anyone. These are the people that end up teaching your children. - Shannon L. Alder
Regardless of your faith, you can never escape uncertainty. - Shannon L. Alder
God didn’t design your life so you would constantly fall down, but he does hope that you will be brought to your knees. - Shannon L. Alder
What are words without the melody? - Shannon L. Alder
The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs. - Shannon L. Alder
History has shown us time and time again that you don't have to know someone to love them with all your heart. - Shannon L. Alder
Don’t say you don’t have enough time or enough money to change the world. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Gandhi, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci and Jesus Christ. - Shannon L. Alder
Your life is a war between what is right and what is evil. Everyday you have to make the choice to be beaten down by the devil, or stand on your feet for God. - Shannon L. Alder
The only way to find peace is to face the unknown and trust that God has heard your tears. - Shannon L. Alder
The best part of the gospel is you get to take it with you wherever your heart lands. - Shannon L. Alder
You can’t selectively numb your anger, any more than you can turn off all lights in a room, and still expect to see the light. - Shannon L. Alder
Unless she scares the hell out of you, blows the cobwebs from your mind, scorches your heart with passion, melts your chains with goodness and lights a fire in your pants...then she is not the one. - Shannon L. Alder
The destination is not the journey. The destination is the person you choose to enjoy the journey with. - Shannon L. Alder
If you put yourself in the emotion that you want from others, you are more likely to receive it. - Shannon L. Alder
If your children know who God is they will know who they are, regardless of where you or they call home. - Shannon L. Alder
Insecure people often falsify the past, in order to make the future pure. - Shannon L. Alder
No one can change a person, but a person can be the reason someone changes. - Shannon L. Alder
It doesn't matter who said it, as long as it changed you. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes, God doesn’t send you into a battle to win it; he sends you to end it. - Shannon L. Alder
The best don’t stick around when you treat them poorly, only the desperate do. - Shannon L. Alder
Diversity of character is due to the unequal time given to values. Only through each other will we see the importance of the qualities we lack and our unfinished soul's potential. - Shannon L. Alder
Empowered Women 101: A confident woman knows that forgiving is important, but sticking around for constant abuse isn't being confident; it is called being a doormat. - Shannon L. Alder
One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone. - Shannon L. Alder
All great beginnings start in the dark, when the moon greets you to a new day at midnight. - Shannon L. Alder
Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first. - Shannon L. Alder
When you can't escape your mind then God is telling your heart to catch up. Fight for the balance you need. - Shannon L. Alder
No one likes a person that "should of" all over the place. - Shannon L. Alder
Lack of communication has a way of clipping our wings, which keeps us from flying. When things are left unspoken, we forget that everyone is destined to share the sky together. - Shannon L. Alder
Dignity will only happen when you realize that having someone in your life doesn’t validate your worth. - Shannon L. Alder
The art of being wise is the art of knowing that solutions don’t come from individuals, but rather experiences. - Shannon L. Alder
The secret to your purpose is to find what you feel is important, and not pursue what others would think is important. When you think highly of yourself, me thinking highly of you will never be enough! - Shannon L. Alder
Cruel people offer pity when they no longer feel threatened. However, kind people offer compassion and understanding regardless. - Shannon L. Alder
Surviving isn't around us, but in us. - Shannon L. Alder
W- Work of ArtA- AchieverR- ResilientR- RadicalI- IndependentO- OrganizedR- Resourceful - Shannon L. Alder
Don't ever get to the point where you can't be taught because life is a classroom and everyone owns a pen. - Shannon L. Alder
We were meant to rescue each other, not cut down the forest to rescue one. - Shannon L. Alder
Often what people don't say or leave out, tells the real story. - Shannon L. Alder
Often people that settle in life are those that only do what they can with what they have and where they are. Never settle for someone that didn't know your worth from the beginning, or build a life without God in it. Live beyond your low expectations. - Shannon L. Alder
Arrange your life in such a way that you don't make choices based on fear of God, instead of love of God. - Shannon L. Alder
Love is a combination of virtues. The amount you receive from someone is based on the percentage of those virtues learned and applied. Unhappiness in a relationship is not a lack of love, but a lack of virtues in the percentages your significant other needs. - Shannon L. Alder
Pour God's love out of you in pitcher fulls, not thimbles. - Shannon L. Alder
Religious guilt will never grow the kind of love you want in someone. - Shannon L. Alder
Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. - Shannon L. Alder
Live in such a way that when you die you leave God in your will for your children. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
You were the poem I never knew how to write because no words could describe the wind you cannot see, but feel. - Shannon L. Alder
No one is ever a victim of life; we are all volunteering to grow. - Shannon L. Alder
For, what is the purpose of true love, other than to rescue another from one's self? Why is that not the first thing we look for? - Shannon L. Alder
The man that is meant to love you will have a million questions about you, but none will ever ask your value. - Shannon L. Alder
Being popular doesn’t always win spiritual change. Christ didn’t pour out the coins of the moneychangers and overturn their tables with any degree of manners when he cleansed the temple. His harshness drew a point—to make people realize how much better they could become. - Shannon L. Alder
Your dignity can be mocked, abused, compromised, toyed with, lowered and even badmouthed, but it can never be taken from you. You have the power today to reset your boundaries, restore your image, start fresh with renewed values and rebuild what has happened to you in the past. - Shannon L. Alder
Chasing a man is not winning. The only thing you win is the loss of your dignity. Confidence is knowing your value, instead of expecting a man’s love to provide you with value. - Shannon L. Alder
The greatest temptation you will ever have in your life is to give up on what you truly want because it seemed to difficult to have. If you put your loyalty into anything, put it into believing in yourself. - Shannon L. Alder
A deceitful man will go as far as to trample all over a woman’s reputation and spirit, in order to prove to his ex-love that he was faithful. The irony, is he is still in love with his ex and the new woman in his life doesn’t even realize it. - Shannon L. Alder
Your lack of commitment to being different is what kills you. It is the insanity of doing the same thing every time and expecting a different result that wastes your time. - Shannon L. Alder
If you want your prayers answered, you get off your knees and do the one thing you’re praying someone else will do for you. - Shannon L. Alder
Hope combined with action is the only thing that will bring you contentment. - Shannon L. Alder
When you heart knows it doesn't belong there, it will continue to self sabotage your future, until you make the choice you wanted, but found a million excuses not to pursue. - Shannon L. Alder
Sensitive people feel so deeply they often have to retreat from the world, in order to dig beneath the layers of pain to find their faith and courage. - Shannon L. Alder
God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive. Because what is negative about going home? - Shannon L. Alder
Feelings are something you have; not something you are. - Shannon L. Alder
This much is true: When you are about to effect the lives of hundreds of people, Satan will do everything he can to prevent it from happening. Often pride and anger are his best assassins. - Shannon L. Alder
Kindness is love in action, not feeling emotions or thoughts of empathy only. Kindness is doing! - Shannon L. Alder
Long standing hatred between a man and a woman is just unspoken attraction that has bruised egos. - Shannon L. Alder
You will never know love's depth, until it is gone. - Shannon L. Alder
It takes a hell of a lot of courage to walk into your own story, but to be the hero of your own life you have to rescue yourself. - Shannon L. Alder
In the end, a lack of compatibility is what ruins relationships. You can't force someone to be an eagle when they are a duck. Nobody wants to fly solo. Dreams were meant to be shared together. - Shannon L. Alder
A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out. - Shannon L. Alder
Satan will always provide a witness to where you have been, in order to challenge your fate. - Shannon L. Alder
God has a way of picking a nobody and turning their world upside down, in order to create a somebody that will remove the obstacles they encountered out of the pathway for others. - Shannon L. Alder
No connection can ever be broken if love holds tight at both ends. - Shannon L. Alder
If you have to explain your sense of humor, then you are performing for the wrong crowd. - Shannon L. Alder
Your actions will always be what the world sees, but people who choose to see through God's eyes will always have the compassion to understand why. - Shannon L. Alder
The higher you climb, the more Satan will take notice. Keep climbing! Heaven's gate has a lock. - Shannon L. Alder
Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another: Why can't you see who I truly am? - Shannon L. Alder
Peace can only be achieved by a contrite spirit, open communication and tolerance. - Shannon L. Alder
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? - Shannon L. Alder
Often the inspiration to write music comes from the voices in your head. You’re not crazy. Just be thankful they are not making you rescue people in 20-degree weather at 2:30 in the morning in the forest. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Inside of you is your love, not beside you. She is just there to remind you of where you placed her heart. - Shannon L. Alder
Worry is like a roller coaster ride that you think will take you somewhere, but it never does. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes our wants or needs have nothing to do with being ungrateful and everything to do with making a mistake. - Shannon L. Alder
Never mix business with religion, or you might end up losing your testimony when the business agreement is no longer something you or Christ would put up with. - Shannon L. Alder
When someone you loved finds no flattery in the gift you gave them then you must ask yourself, "What was worth loving? - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes the bridges you burn light the way out of your darkness, but the memory of the blaze will be burned into your heart and mind forever. - Shannon L. Alder
Tears terrify people more than anger because they attach to your heart and leave angels of mercy to shout in your mind. - Shannon L. Alder
What people can get you or do for you will never replace a person that will influence you to be a better person. - Shannon L. Alder
We are not at the bargaining table in agreement to end abuse to our world. We are on the battlefield deciding everyday if we will let this world die or live, by how we contribute to its treatment. - Shannon L. Alder
Even the smallest amount of light can push back the shadows. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
The most introspective of souls are often those that have been hurt the most. - Shannon L. Alder
With dark raven paper and twinkling white ink, I wrote my heart in the night’s sky. - Shannon L. Alder
We live with the scars we choose. - Shannon L. Alder
Intelligence is not expecting people to understand what your intent is; it is anticipating how it will be perceived. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity. - Shannon L. Alder
No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others. - Shannon L. Alder
Often a woman that doesn’t have any business being in a fight is there because their ego thinks it can mend what other people can’t. It’s either superiority or a second chance to heal a wound they have, by meddling on your battlefield. - Shannon L. Alder
The moment you have to recruit people to put another person down, in order to convince someone of your value is the day you dishonor your children, your parents and your God. If someone doesn't see your worth the problem is them, not people outside your relationship. - Shannon L. Alder
You can't have the rainbow without the storm. - Shannon L. Alder
Never give up on someone. Sometimes the answers you are looking for are the same answers another person is looking for. Two people searching together are always better than one person alone. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
People that don't know what they are worth will always see their capture's wings, but never their tail. - Shannon L. Alder
The world is waiting for us to graduate from ourselves. - Shannon L. Alder
God is the only one that won't disappoint you. Everyone else is percentages of your peace. - Shannon L. Alder
The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn't know about yourself. - Shannon L. Alder
A life out of balance is a person that doesn’t believe happiness can be achieved now, or in the future. It is as fleeting as the wind. - Shannon L. Alder
Empowered Women 101: You are either creating drama or creating memories together. The choice is yours. - Shannon L. Alder
Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud. - Shannon L. Alder
Gratitude was never meant to be an excuse for giving up on the obstacles God has put before you. Some of the most magical things he can bring us require faith and a lot of planning. - Shannon L. Alder
Judgement of others and ourselves always comes from a place of fear. It is fear that keeps us from living authentically all that we say we value. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
If two people truly have feelings for one another then they don’t have an affair. They get a divorce and they sort out their feelings. You are accountable for the people you hold hostage in a marriage when your mind and heart refuse to fully commit to them. - Shannon L. Alder
Quitters always believe the lies they tell themselves because delusion is easier to live with than the reality that they settled for an easier path. - Shannon L. Alder
If you walk in any direction walk in the direction toward your greatest dream. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
It is through strength of character, not luck, do we form the predictable path of our future. - Shannon L. Alder
It is not the words or the actions you should trust, rather the pattern. - Shannon L. Alder
You have two choices in life: Live the life you want or live the life of acceptance. - Shannon L. Alder
The biggest lie women tell themselves about men: When I get what I want, I will be happy. - Shannon L. Alder
The cure is as simple as this: Live your words and live your belief system. - Shannon L. Alder
Rationalizing is another road that leads to hell. - Shannon L. Alder
You might lose battles in your life time. However, every person that stands bravely on the side of justice, for people that have no voice, wins the true battle---Gods. - Shannon L. Alder
Sensitive people care when the world doesn't because we understand waiting to be rescued and no one shows up. We have rescued ourselves, so many times that we have become self taught in the art of compassion for those forgotten. - Shannon L. Alder
Who would you impress if the world was blind? - Shannon L. Alder
Angels come in many forms, but they always bring the same message--wisdom. - Shannon L. Alder
Respect should be found in your own heart and never demanded, sacraficed, begged for or negotiated. If you have to explain why you deserve it then you never had it. - Shannon L. Alder
To know your life purpose is to connect with a higher power. - Shannon L. Alder
Evil originates not in the absence of guilt; but in our effort to escape it. - Shannon L. Alder
Do not except anything as love without truth because love and truth have always been best friends. - Shannon L. Alder
Never be ashamed of who you are. True shame always belongs to the person that enjoys being ashamed of who you are. - Shannon L. Alder
An infinity with God has always been a circle, not a straight line past all your mistakes. - Shannon L. Alder
Piety /pi•e•ty/ (modern definition)1. When you use Christ’s teachings to put someone in their place out of anger and self-righteousness. It is the number two reason people leave the faith. The first is pride. - Shannon L. Alder
Never annoy an inspirational author or you will become the poison in her pen and the villian in every one of her books. - Shannon L. Alder
Books open the doors that others have closed on you. - Shannon L. Alder
There is an excitement in creating a life, rather than maintaining a life you are not excited about living. - Shannon L. Alder
The day you find out who you are is when you look back and realize that it was never the words, rather your actions that defined you. - Shannon L. Alder
Distance and time might keep people apart, but the heart and mind will always stay connected by memories, miracles and the power of two unlikely souls that were destined to meet. - Shannon L. Alder
A relationship run by rules, instead of love is a relationship that is on the road to failure. - Shannon L. Alder
Life will either shrink or expand based on your decision to have courage. - Shannon L. Alder
If you can’t dream big, you will never see the vivid colors of probability over the darkness of possibility. - Shannon L. Alder
A limited vision will only see that there is a choice between reliving the past, staying with the present or embracing the future. A spiritual person of faith doesn't make choices based on time frames. We choose based on what will bring us the most growth. - Shannon L. Alder
Allowing a person or thing to leave your life, without further pain is the basis of humanity. Everything else is the reason (theology). - Shannon L. Alder
Most people are about as happy as their self confidence will allow them to be. - Shannon L. Alder
The most glorious moment you will ever experience in your life is when you look back and see how God was protecting you all this time. - Shannon L. Alder
Time is too swift for those who fear, too long for those who wait, too short for those who finally find peace, but for those who love, time is eternal. For nothing is ever lost that God wants you to find. - Shannon L. Alder
True saddness is when someone still thinks your the same person after all these years. They brand you because of their own ego, fear and lack of spirituality. What's sadder is when they are Christian. - Shannon L. Alder
God created philosophy for all the intellects that got bored of hearing the same bible stories every Sunday. - Shannon L. Alder
A Plan B life can be just as good or better than a Plan A life. You just have to let go of that first dream and realize that God has already written the first chapter of the new life that awaits you. All you have to do is start reading! - Shannon L. Alder
Never settle on a life you don't want when God is trying to give you a better life. - Shannon L. Alder
Real women fight for something, other than their own emotions. - Shannon L. Alder
God cannot remove the burdens of your heart, but he will prompt you where to go, what to say and what to do, in order to free yourself from your chains. - Shannon L. Alder
You hid in my ink and guided my hand. You stained the pages with your silence as God wrote the words, "Be still." Yet, my heart's blindness could only write in loud hues of red, "I love you. - Shannon L. Alder
Outward beauty is the frame for the masterpiece of your soul. - Shannon L. Alder
Keep those that influence you for the better close and never give them a reason to keep you far away. - Shannon L. Alder
A warrior doesn’t worry. He or she evaluates the situation, investigates the source, calculates the risks and benefits, formulates a plan then puts it into action. - Shannon L. Alder
The purpose of any healthy relationship is to find someone that will magnify your life's experiences, not tolerate it or become a spectator of it. - Shannon L. Alder
If you truly loved someone you won't become their enemy. You will become their guardian angel. - Shannon L. Alder
I don’t need to go to heaven or hell. I have been both places and always wanted more. I will settle for somewhere in between, so eternity never becomes dull and every miracle is something I never take for granted. - Shannon L. Alder
A thorn in your side will drive you to find someone or thing to remove it. Therefore, don't hate your enemies. Thank them. Without them, you wouldn't have traveled as far in your life to find peace and happiness. - Shannon L. Alder
Paradox /pera,daks/ noun1. Being told to wake up and come back to reality by your family and friends, while being dragged to church to hear a lesson on Jonah and the whale, followed by a sermon on believing in things you can't see without faith. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Timing is only lack of enough emotions. - Shannon L. Alder
We are all lies waiting for the day when we will break free from our cocoon and become the beautiful truth we waited for. - Shannon L. Alder
An open Facebook page is simply a psychiatric dry erase board that screams, Look at me. I am insecure. I need your reaction to what I am doing, but you’re not cool enough to be my friend. Therefore, I will just pray you see this because the approval of God is not all I need. - Shannon L. Alder
A very unwise man once said, He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. A very annoyed woman once said, He who does not want to communicate will never enjoy their silence for very long. - Shannon L. Alder
Maybe, it wasn't stuck in my mind. Maybe,just maybe, it was stuck in my heart for so long that it grew wings and wanted to fly, but didn't know how. - Shannon L. Alder
Always do good for others because when people try to drag your name through the mud, God will always bring a storm to wash it away. - Shannon L. Alder
When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you. - Shannon L. Alder
I traveled across the world to rescue her, but when she held me as I cried I knew...... I was the one that was rescued. - Shannon L. Alder
Staying for your children is noble. However, staying with someone that teaches your children that "selective" evilness is okay is mental illness. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Life has always been about God winning. He will send you a miracle that will take you through the conflict in your life into a better situation that will create the most peace in the world--- if you only believe. - Shannon L. Alder
Somewhere between love and hate lies confusion, misunderstanding and desperate hope. - Shannon L. Alder
Sensitive people either love deeply or they regret deeply. There really is no middle ground because they live in passionate extremes. - Shannon L. Alder
Happiness is when you fight for souls that barely hang on. - Shannon L. Alder
If you want to be an honorable man, then be what you pretend to be. - Shannon L. Alder
A paradox is a storm that rains on itself. - Shannon L. Alder
The problem isn’t that I think so highly of myself. It is just that you think so little of yourself. Live life BIG, BOLD and OUT LOUD! - Shannon L. Alder
Screwing up is hardly a major mistake. Sometimes your wrong choices bring you to the right places. - Shannon L. Alder
I waited for the seasons of love to pass from this cold winter to the summer heat I dreamed of. - Shannon L. Alder
If there was any great lesson in life it was this: No battle was ever won with silence. - Shannon L. Alder
Art is nothing more than creating an emotion in your own form. - Shannon L. Alder
To be a follower of Christ and not just a fan means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. - Shannon L. Alder
You will never let go of the one thing that God keeps prompting you to fix. - Shannon L. Alder
Every romantic knows that love was never a noun; it is a verb. - Shannon L. Alder
There are so many things we can have in this world, but only 10 percent of it changes the condition of someone's heart. - Shannon L. Alder
Truth is never a straight line; it is a circle that will take you back to what you know, in order to challenge your belief in what is fair, what is real, what is forgiveable, what is not and what type of person will you become today now that you know. - Shannon L. Alder
Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life. - Shannon L. Alder
One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes letting go is not about a lack of faith in God, but a lack in faith that you have it in yourself to pull off the greatest plan he has in store for you. - Shannon L. Alder
I will never give up on what I love. I will never back down. I will never let go of anything that is important to me. I will hold my course steady and my God will help me see it through. This is my promise, my anthem and my path. This is my future and I own it. - Shannon L. Alder
You have to have more than hope to get what you want in life. - Shannon L. Alder
Telling the world you are trying is not doing. - Shannon L. Alder
God is up to something, but you will never know unless you figure out the difference between who is the messenger carrying your future and who is the person holding you back. - Shannon L. Alder
The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie. - Shannon L. Alder
A goal will always tell you where you don't want to be. - Shannon L. Alder
What you keep alive is what you truly care about, no matter how many times you die in the process. - Shannon L. Alder
More often than not, you will never be judged by your intentions because the world can't read minds and very few will know the heart of a person they have not given time to know personally. - Shannon L. Alder
It takes a female to have a baby,It takes a woman to raise a child,It takes a mother to raise them correctly,It takes a warrior to show them how to change the world. - Shannon L. Alder
It is where you want to be in the next five years, not where you are now. - Shannon L. Alder
The more you rationalize, the more you move farther away from your authentic self. - Shannon L. Alder
You know you are on the right spiritual track when you realize that doing the right thing is not something you should do; rather, it is something you want to do. It is even something you have to do for your own peace, and the well-being of others. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes we can spend too much time trying to fix our life that we forget to live. - Shannon L. Alder
Delusions are hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding insane people living in a backwards world. - Shannon L. Alder
Courage is God's way of testing the virtues you profess to have and your level of commitment to everything you think you are. - Shannon L. Alder
If you have to convince someone to stay with you then they have already left. - Shannon L. Alder
There is no failure in loving someone, only in never letting them know. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes the one thing you need for growth is the one thing you are afraid to do. - Shannon L. Alder
If you are hurting because they hurt then they are the ONE. - Shannon L. Alder
The only real conflict you will ever have in your life won’t be with others, but with yourself. - Shannon L. Alder
The daggers of silence last longer than anything ever spoken. - Shannon L. Alder
The definition of hell is two people in a relationship that is starved for love and unable to fulfill that need. - Shannon L. Alder
Don’t ever stray from yourself, in order to be close to someone that doesn’t have the courtesy to remind you of your worth, or the integrity of a gentleman to walk you home. - Shannon L. Alder
Always give your resume of good deeds when you run into someone that you wronged many years ago. They simply need to know today's version of you, before they judge you on yesterday's news. - Shannon L. Alder
In order to master compassion, you have to spend time getting to know monsters. When you can do that you will see that there are no monsters, only people that acted like monsters because no one gave them the time or compassion to hear their story. - Shannon L. Alder
Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean? - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes taking a leap faith requires an imaginative mind that can create the ending you are unable to see. - Shannon L. Alder
Your most important want should be the one you can control! - Shannon L. Alder
Fear and focus are the only two things standing between you and staying positive. - Shannon L. Alder
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? - Shannon L. Alder
When people don’t respect one another seldom is there honesty. - Shannon L. Alder
God always brings someone into your life that has traveled the same path and knows the rocks you climbed to get to the end of the trail. - Shannon L. Alder
Your tears for others will float you closer toward God. - Shannon L. Alder
This world is not here for you; you are here for it. - Shannon L. Alder
When you meet a dark angel don't you ever for one minute believe they are bad because they have faced the worst demons and lived to guide you through yours. It really isn't an easy job they have been asked to do, but then neither was standing on the front line during the war in heaven. - Shannon L. Alder
People who made their dreams come true didn’t simply go after it. They changed the person they were, in order to fit the type of person that would live that type of dream. - Shannon L. Alder
Being kind to someone, only to look kind to others, defeats the purpose of being kind. - Shannon L. Alder
When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you. - Shannon L. Alder
You will never overcome your self righteousness if you continue to believe that God prefers you over other people. The moment you feel entitled is the moment you feel superior and distance yourself from a humble heart that believes God knows what he is doing. - Shannon L. Alder
God will always deliver the truth when you have enough faith to believe in miracles. - Shannon L. Alder
People who fit don’t seek. The seekers are those that don’t fit. - Shannon L. Alder
Are we not all books waiting for someone to pick us up and read the pages that people missed? - Shannon L. Alder
Whenever you can’t balance what you see with what you believe you have conflict. - Shannon L. Alder
The only man worth having in your life is one that would never let you walk away. - Shannon L. Alder
When a person thinks you are too good for them, they create a wall without even taking a chance. The best life that God has in store for a person is often thrown away because of what he or she thinks they deserve. True love is not the life you had, but the life you never realized you could have. - Shannon L. Alder
How you correct your mistakes will define your character and commitment to a higher power. - Shannon L. Alder
Behind every angry soul is a wounded child that just wanted you to love them for who they are. - Shannon L. Alder
Bitter people are not interested in what you say, but what you hide. - Shannon L. Alder
When religious people take the stance that they don’t owe anyone that is hurting closure or answers then God is not winning. Conflict continues because of lack of communication, fear and indifference. - Shannon L. Alder
An encounter with God demands a response. An encounter with Satan demands your God's response. - Shannon L. Alder
Joy comes when you turn it over to God to deal with. This is when you will feel the true release from it's weight. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes you can't agree with people because you would both be wrong. - Shannon L. Alder
Fall ten times, stand up eleven. - Shannon L. Alder
Of all the questions I have asked my readers this is the most important: What would you do if you weren't afraid? When you finally give wings to that answer then you have found your life's purpose. - Shannon L. Alder
If you want peace in your life, you have to stop declaring war. - Shannon L. Alder
The only person I compete with is Satan. If that happens to be you, then could you please move out of the way? You’re standing in Christ’s spot. - Shannon L. Alder
If you live life on your own terms it shouldn’t feel like a jail cell. - Shannon L. Alder
You will never say goodbye to the past, until you understand why the flashbacks haunt you. - Shannon L. Alder
If you don’t know what you value in life, then you won’t be able to make any meaningful decisions you can live with in the future. - Shannon L. Alder
In the end, what will you fight for-- what got there first, what got there last or what has been there all along? - Shannon L. Alder
Silence is for fools. Communication is for leaders. Justice is for those brave enough to not stand another moment dealing with people that feel the solution to any problem is through cold indifference because of their lack of courage and insecurities. - Shannon L. Alder
When you invite people to share in your miracle, you create future allies during rough weather. - Shannon L. Alder
What you give meaning to is what causes your emotion. Before you react know why you are giving something so much energy or fear. When you begin to understand why you give things meaning you can begin to change how you react and why you do what you do. - Shannon L. Alder
If you never learned to hold onto someone, how could it possibly hurt now to let them go? - Shannon L. Alder
When you have a plan in your mind of what the best life is for you, but it doesn't match your life, you have pain. - Shannon L. Alder
When I die I hope it may be said:'Her suffering was black, but her books were read'. - Shannon L. Alder
You have to recognize your inability to love before you can love the way God loves. His version of love is unfamiliar to the natural world; It is sacrificial and selfless and the most beautiful love you could experience. - Shannon L. Alder
Inspirational quotes are dances of light that shine in dark places during your life. - Shannon L. Alder
You will never get to your destination on time if choose to walk two paths through life. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
God is perceived by the heart, not by your reason. But what is reason? Your heart simplifying God’s guidance to fit your own needs. - Shannon L. Alder
It is the subtle things in life that you have to look for because the deepest love speaks at a whisper that only two people can hear. - Shannon L. Alder
And when they dusted my mind for your fingerprints they found yours. - Shannon L. Alder
A coward talks to everyone but YOU. - Shannon L. Alder
The day I found my smile again was when I stood in my own storm and danced with my tribe. - Shannon L. Alder
Pressure has the power to create a diamond, but it has to be the "right" pressure. - Shannon L. Alder
When you blame others, what you are really saying is what is inside of you can’t be fixed, so you have no control of your own happiness. Therefore, you have made the conscience choice to give focus and fuel to a bad situation that will take you nowhere and give you nothing, but ignorance and pain. - Shannon L. Alder
Guilt is a lazy feeling that takes no action; the wings of integrity are the only thing that sets it free. - Shannon L. Alder
Your true power is not in your difference, but in your consistency of being different. The world will always adjust to consistency, yet struggle with change. - Shannon L. Alder
Some of the best mysteries end in a love story. - Shannon L. Alder
Writing romantic fiction is the second chance that loved ones denied us. - Shannon L. Alder
Every writer dreams about the day they can step into their fiction and wander its hallways. - Shannon L. Alder
If you hold onto a man hoping someone else won't get them you have learned how to be desperate, not wise. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes, love requires extraordinary courage. - Shannon L. Alder
Thoughts might not be solid and always obtainable, but they become your reality when emotions are attached to them. Over time, they become your wants and form an attachment to your behavior. - Shannon L. Alder
The way you think about yourself determines your reality. You are not being hurt by the way people think about you. Many of those people are a reflection of how you think about yourself. - Shannon L. Alder
I am not a human being. I am a human BEING. Just be. - Shannon L. Alder
Music is the emotions that words can not express. - Shannon L. Alder
There is nothing more dangerous to the adventurous spirit than a secure future that can predict the same sun on every horizon because they only see the same view. - Shannon L. Alder
Vulnerability + Action + Positive Thinking = Courage - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes, it is how you shine in the darkness during other people's misery that is remembered more than anything you could have said or done when you have suffered just as much. - Shannon L. Alder
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? - Shannon L. Alder
You won't change anything significant in the world if you try to be like it. Change comes when you do something different. - Shannon L. Alder
The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW. - Shannon L. Alder
Whether you deny your wounds or see them clearly, they bring a great source of power because they lived in the same place as your heart. - Shannon L. Alder
There is no perfection, only beautiful versions of brokenness. - Shannon L. Alder
Soul connections are not often found and are worth every bit of fight left in you to keep. - Shannon L. Alder
A daughter of God knows that insecurity is not an excuse for doing evil to others, nor will God rest until caring for everyone is a lesson you learn. - Shannon L. Alder
Doing evil to another person doesn't prove your love and loyalty to another person; it proves your significant other wants you to walk away from the light because they are lonely living in the dark. - Shannon L. Alder
What you feed your soul is what you harvest with your actions. - Shannon L. Alder
Money isn't the solution to your problems. It only lets you carry your unhappiness around in style. - Shannon L. Alder
Empowered Women 101: Happiness is something that you establish before a relationship. It is not the relationship that establishes it first. - Shannon L. Alder
Nothing changes until people decide to do the things they must, in order to bring about peace. - Shannon L. Alder
Tolerance is nothing more than patience with boundaries. - Shannon L. Alder
Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone. - Shannon L. Alder
Empowered Women 101: Confident women know the difference between being a meal ticket and being the meal. - Shannon L. Alder
Some will wear masks their entire life because they care about what other people think, while others remove the mask to be who they truly are. The difference between the two is not the ability to trust others, but to trust in God. - Shannon L. Alder
Take the high road. People will rise up to join you or fall out of sight. - Shannon L. Alder
Inspirational people weren't meant to be enablers. They were meant to empower! - Shannon L. Alder
Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you. - Shannon L. Alder
Your mind is the voice for your heart. - Shannon L. Alder
Immorality is the word we use to describe people that are not sinning the same way we are. - Shannon L. Alder
Never believe someone cares for you because of other people's reactions. Sometimes you have to drown out the noise from the crowd, in order to figure out if there is a song playing between the two of you or simply annoying static that you thought was a tune. - Shannon L. Alder
God can deliver you so well that some people won’t believe your testimony. - Shannon L. Alder
If you haven't cried at least once while writing a chapter of your inspirational book, then you have to ask yourself if your're writing fiction. - Shannon L. Alder
If you have to make a daily choice to be in a relationship then you are married to the past, not the person. - Shannon L. Alder
Your blessings lay beyond your fear. - Shannon L. Alder
Words don’t have the power to hurt you, unless that person meant more to you than you are willing to confess. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes losses in life are not losses at all. They are simply the evidence God provides, in order to build a story so profound, that it will cause social change. - Shannon L. Alder
If you truly feel that self esteem and motivation have to happen first before you can make changes in your life, then we’ll probably be sharing walkers at a retirement home as we talk over what might have been. - Shannon L. Alder
Happiness is already in the future because your heart and mind took you there a million times already. It knew. - Shannon L. Alder
It is not what they say, but the reaction that tells you everything you need to know. - Shannon L. Alder
The best part about being a writer is getting the last word. - Shannon L. Alder
You will know it is love not when you think about them all the time or want to be with them, but when you worry about them and you want their approval and happiness. - Shannon L. Alder
No two persons can learn something and experience it in the same way. - Shannon L. Alder
God will shout during your storms, whisper during your sunshine and sing during the rarest rainbows you will encounter. - Shannon L. Alder
You will finally have dignity when you realize that you are not on the path, but have become the path for others. - Shannon L. Alder
People's behaviors are messages, not a diagnosis because I can no longer discern the world's version of insanity. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Time doesn't heal all wounds, only distance can lessen the sting of them. - Shannon L. Alder
How can you follow your heart, unless you know why you have allowed it to be empty for so long and didn't have the courage to fix it? - Shannon L. Alder
Don’t ignore pain; appreciate its message: You need to change now! - Shannon L. Alder
Nostalgia has a way of blocking the reality of the past. - Shannon L. Alder
God is the creator of all good plot twists! - Shannon L. Alder
The only way to cry your eyes out and laugh your ass off at the same time is to have your mom or girlfriends present. Without them, the laughing part wouldn't be nearly as fun. - Shannon L. Alder
A best friend is someone that will stand in your storm and tell you the lightening is beautiful just to make you realize that your heart was worth getting soaked. - Shannon L. Alder
The difference between a moral person and a person of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, made out of weakness and tries to make amends with their life when they find the opportunity to say they are sorry is lost. - Shannon L. Alder
There are many things evil people can take from you. However, they can never steal your ability to laugh and laugh loud. - Shannon L. Alder
Maybe, if you can't get someone out of your head they were never meant to leave. Perhaps, they were meant to help change you into the person you have been waiting to become. - Shannon L. Alder
God is always trying to give blessings to us, but our minds are usually too full to receive them. - Shannon L. Alder
Anyone can find the dirt on someone, but very few can wipe it from their own shoes. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes all you need is one person with a guilty conscience to come forward and do the right thing. Often, the miracle you need resides inside of yourself, when you humbly ask for forgiveness. - Shannon L. Alder
Your heart will always go where your mind wanders. - Shannon L. Alder
God's plan will never look easy when you are sitting in hell. KEEP MOVING! - Shannon L. Alder
God will walk beside us in hell if he wants us to remember the type of the people he needs us to help. Our suffering is our training for the hardest job he could ask us to do. - Shannon L. Alder
Stupidity is letting your pride rob you of God’s blessings. - Shannon L. Alder
Getting even with the person that broke your heart will never give you peace. The only thing that will heal your wounds is believing that God loves you enough to bring someone else into your life to respect you and love you in the way you deserve! - Shannon L. Alder
Empowered Women 101: The moment you ignore bad behavior, in order to win a person's affection you have not won anything, but a person that has behavioral problems. If you couldn't fix their behavior before you won him, why could you fix him now? - Shannon L. Alder
God always gives his hardest battles to his strongest warriors. - Shannon L. Alder
When people don't tell you the truth what they really are saying is they don't value you or their relationship with you enough to be honest. - Shannon L. Alder
Happy people can look back and say they chose their life, not settled for it. - Shannon L. Alder
When someone is stalking you because they think you are stalking them, it makes you wonder who really is the true stalker? - Shannon L. Alder
Music is the beat of a drum that keeps time with our emotions. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Settling is not a destination, rather a vacation rental staring at an endless sea that dares you to cross its waves. - Shannon L. Alder
Madness is loving the unsolvable puzzle of your soul and replacing the lost pieces with my own. - Shannon L. Alder
Courage can't exist without action. Anything else is a lion without his roar. - Shannon L. Alder
When you take the high road you will see things that some people can't. - Shannon L. Alder
All of us at one point end face up in a ditch, but only a few will choose to look up at the stars and dream. - Shannon L. Alder
When you see people only as personalities, rather than souls with life missions to fulfill, you forever limit the growth and possibilities of what God has in store for another person. - Shannon L. Alder
When you are being judged by someone that has no idea who you are always remember this: Dogs always bark at strangers and usually there is always some wacko neighbor that wants to try out their new gun on an intruder. - Shannon L. Alder
When you believe you have lost your power and control nothing will ever seem easy or simple. - Shannon L. Alder
Love of God and people will pave roads where there once were none. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
Your soulmate wasn't suppose to be perfect. You were meant to see the cracks in her soul and fill them with what you have and she was meant to see yours. Together you would be complete. - Shannon L. Alder
When a man plays with your heart it is for one of two reasons: He knows he can or he is undecided. - Shannon L. Alder
If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you're allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. - Shannon L. Alder
Conformity begins the moment you ignore how you feel for acceptance. - Shannon L. Alder
When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, "What was it that you wanted and why didn't you fight for it? - Shannon L. Alder
It is not the number of prayers that will give you happiness, but the number you answer for another person. - Shannon L. Alder
Your religion is not what you do on Sunday. It is how you live Monday through Saturday. - Shannon L. Alder
When we forgive we are telling God that we have faith in him to fight our injustices. It might not seem possible when you are standing in a storm, but when you take the high road you can see farther than you can now. - Shannon L. Alder
The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go. - Shannon L. Alder
Strength of character comes from being hit by stray verbal stones, while protecting discarded ciphers in the snow. - Shannon L. Alder
Seek a man that doesn't ask you to prove your love. Seek a man that will prove God's love. - Shannon L. Alder
True self confidence happens when you stop blaming others for not seeing what you love about yourself. Not everyone has the same list of needs. - Shannon L. Alder
Insanity is everyone expecting you not to fall apart when you find out everything you believed in was a lie. - Shannon L. Alder
You always had it in you to create miracles, but you forgot that it required you to do the opposite of what you are doing now. - Shannon L. Alder
Never let your fear of the unknown and things being too difficult make your choices for you in life. One of the saddest lessons in life is finding out that your fear made the situation worse than what it was and a braver person stole the dream you gave up on. - Shannon L. Alder
Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile. - Shannon L. Alder
Words matter, but what matters more than words is forgiveness and compassion. - Shannon L. Alder
The irony of rule followers is they often quote a lot of people that do not follow as many rules as they do. - Shannon L. Alder
The way to happiness is by truth. Seek to be true in all things and you will have a foundation to build your future. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
God is always willing to give you the best life possible. If you change your mind at any time you are free to go back to enjoying hell. - Shannon L. Alder
Empowering Women 101-- A strong women knows that cheating isn't a mistake; it's a choice. The choice was made long before you found out. - Shannon L. Alder
A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence. - Shannon L. Alder
It is better to be alone then to be in a relationship, while you are trying to figure out what love means to you. - Shannon L. Alder
Until you have stood in another woman’s stilettos, you will never begin to know the year of pain she felt breaking them in. - Shannon L. Alder
Either, you are in love with someone or you're not. Fear is complicated, not love. - Shannon L. Alder
It is not what happens to you that matters; it is how you feel about it that does. - Shannon L. Alder
Love is proved the moment you let go of someone because they need you to. - Shannon L. Alder
Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality. - Shannon L. Alder
Your dream is to feel good; God’s dream is for you to do good. - Shannon L. Alder
Truth and facts are woven together. However, sometimes facts can blind you from seeing what is actually going on in someone’s life. - Shannon L. Alder
Life doesn’t happen to you, but for you. Lessons can be found in everyone’s story. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
And when one song stops playing write the one that will save your life. - Shannon L. Alder
God doesn't call us to mediocrity. He calls us to a greater standard that doesn't teach us to tear people down to reach him, but to lift others up. Be the type of person that when people walk away from you, they know who you represent! - Shannon L. Alder
Being different will always threaten the institution of understanding of a closed mind. However, evolution is built on difference, changing and the concept of thinking outside the box. Live to be your own unique brand, without apology. - Shannon L. Alder
I’ve never been bothered with my conduct. I’ve only been bothered by people that don’t get it correct when they gossip about me. - Shannon L. Alder
The problem with our culture is we cling to so many different truths. Yet, the truths that we cling to also depend on our point of view. Maybe, the journey to a truth that can be free of hatred, bias and injustice requires a journey of the soul to see all view points. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Shannon L. Alder
The only way to move from your reality to God’s reality is through people who love you. - Shannon L. Alder
All roads out of hell lead home. - Shannon L. Alder
Why would you ever premedicate honesty? To hesitate is to overthink how you feel. A blurted out answer is usually the most genuine. - Shannon L. Alder
I don't know why anyone would be scared of a homeless person. The truly scary people are all the murder mystery writers. They spend all day thinking of the perfect plot on how to kill someone and get away with it. - Shannon L. Alder
Have you heard of the most evil things done by people in their lifetime? They have coveted men's wives, killed hundreds of Christians and sold their best friend's life away for just a few coins. Isn't it interesting that they were God's chosen in the bible? ---Saul, Judas & King David - Shannon L. Alder
If you're stressing over happiness, you're doing it wrong! - Shannon L. Alder
If you can't see the sun then too many things stand in your way. Sometimes, you have to climb to the top of all your fears to see any horizon, such is life. God needs to you rise higher before you will ever "see" something different. - Shannon L. Alder
Empowered Women 101: Empowered women never live the life they wouldn't want for their daughter. They teach them what self respect looks like. - Shannon L. Alder
Be the hero of your children’s story. Never let them believe for a minute that honor, courage and doing what is right is only reserved for other fathers and mothers. - Shannon L. Alder
A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways, even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a woman's heart. - Shannon L. Alder
Stressed by any other name is fear. - Shannon L. Alder
Some people need significance more than they need another person. Change will only happen in a relationship when you realize it is not the person, but the "emotion" you desire. - Shannon L. Alder
You will never know the moon or stars, unless you breathe in their solar system and inspect it from many diverse vantage points as possible. - Shannon L. Alder
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