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Just Show Up – My Dad’s Last Poker Hand

By |2018-12-18T09:12:59-07:00December 18th, 2018|Blog|

Dad's cancer is vicious and rapid. When first diagnosed within the first two weeks we were graced with time alone together he had said to me, "This is growing fast, Shannon, I can feel it." Regardless, Dad wanted to play the odds. He went to MDAnderson and heard that he had a 90% chance of [...]

Just Show Up – My Time in Prison

By |2018-11-18T20:39:22-07:00November 18th, 2018|Blog|

In full disclosure, because I have been so preoccupied with my father's heath, my own immediate family's health issues, and the survivor's I'm seeing in the ministry, I was not exactly excited to be leaving it all to go spend three days in prison. Well, I mean, who wants to go to prison? ;) As [...]

Just Show Up – Survivor of Child Abuse by a Catholic Priest Shares

By |2018-08-21T12:48:35-07:00August 21st, 2018|Blog|

This past week has been very difficult for me in regards to the magnitude of revelation of abuse by priests in Philadelphia. As you all know, I am a Catholic, and I love my faith. Some might even consider me 'charismatic' (and I think many who aren't Catholic are quite surprised that I know and [...]

Just Show Up – Breakup with Fear

By |2018-08-13T13:08:55-07:00August 13th, 2018|Blog|

I woke up this morning, from a restless sleep, having the oddest feeling I am falling short. From what, you might ask. And that I can't answer. Later, in the car, I heard this new song by Francesca Battistelli "The Breakup Song" and fell in love with the tune and the words. https://youtu.be/H0wpP5o7xpI Little [...]

GUEST POST – Preventing Child Abuse in the US

By |2018-08-06T14:35:30-07:00August 8th, 2018|Blog|

Occasionally I'll allow a guest post such as this to come in as I see the need to have the people in the right positions to help with the abuse epidemic in this country. You never know, I might have a reader who is asking themselves "What do I want to do with my life?" [...]

Just Show Up – Today I am …. the 1 or 99?

By |2018-08-06T14:14:17-07:00August 6th, 2018|Blog|

It is a shame and embarrassment to see that it has been over a month since I have written a post. If you are reading this then thank you, as you are probably one of the few still following! ;) Ha, listen to me, being self-deprevating. In the name of Jesus, I renounce this spirit [...]