A classic movie and one of my favorites while growing up was A League of their Own. To this day, I still remember an amazing quote from the film spoken by Coach Jimmy Dugan to Dottie when she told him about leaving the league because it got too hard. “It's supposed to be hard. If … Continue reading The Hard is What Makes it Great
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Shannon. Her life was missing Jesus. It took awhile, but she eventually found him and she lived happily ever after. The end. The fairy tale and movie version, do you ever fall prey to that kind of thinking? If you listened to "Why Holes to Whole?", … Continue reading The Rest of the Story
I grew up going to church regularly and attending religious school for most of my education. While I learned a lot about God doing these things, I never got the pieces about having a relationship with a loving, kind and personal God. For me, it was mostly about the “rules”, fear and striving on my … Continue reading The Best Introduction: How I Met God
A few months ago I reminded my son not to wear a certain pair of pajama pants. “But mom, I love these ones, they’re so soft”. It’s hard to give up a really soft, warm pair of fleece pants, especially during winters in Western New York. Snuggling up in bed in his fleece PJ’s under … Continue reading Holes Were My Path to God
For as long as I remember, I have loved stories. While growing up I read all the time. Even now, books are among my favorite things. Spending the day at a library or bookstore ranks at the top of my list. My kids love to read and listen to stories too. Some of their preferred … Continue reading Will You Tell Me a Story?
Are you curious about the blog title? Why "Holes to Whole"? What does that mean? Join me over at Podbean to listen to my inaugural podcast titled "Why Holes to Whole?" Listen to some of the back story about how the site was birthed and how it got its name. Like to read the inside … Continue reading Why Holes to Whole?
Hello all! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m Shannon Stedman, a Jesus-loving wife and mother of five. Ever since I was a young girl, I loved to write. I have felt God calling me to begin a writing ministry for a few years now. Several years ago, I began a blog, but after a … Continue reading Welcome