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Just Show Up – GUEST POST “How To Approach a Victim of Abuse”

By |2019-03-26T09:12:52-07:00March 26th, 2019|Blog|

I realize I have been absent lately. Know that many great things are brewing in this beautiful mind ;)... but continue to keep me in prayer. Many changes are happening in my personal life as well as with Hopeful Hearts. Be sure to stay tuned as we will soon have a new website to peruse! [...]

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Just Show Up – Healing After Childhood Sexual Abuse

By |2019-02-09T06:28:14-07:00February 9th, 2019|Blog|

I woke up this morning immediately wanting to write and now I am at a loss for how to begin. It is 6:30am and I couldn't sleep so I perused my social media sites (which I'm not very good at keeping track of in full disclosure) and I hit on Twitter. I never read through [...]

Just Show Up – Life After Death

By |2019-01-21T14:37:03-07:00January 21st, 2019|Blog|

Time has not been my friend. Only 28 days have passed since Dad's last breath and yet I feel as if I've lived through months of emotional turmoil where the days are excruciatingly slow. From the date of Dad's memorial service (January 4th), his sister, my Aunt Dee, was buried exactly one week later. To [...]

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 [...]