Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L.
Alder

American Author, Works with Hospice Patients

Author Quotes

I rather have a pastor that committed every horrible sin and repented, than a pastor that has no place of reference to preach redemption to a packed chapel full of sinners.

If only you could be yourself. they shouted. So, she did. You are not like me or anyone I have met! they screamed. So, she blended. You are so fake. they laughed. So, the caterpillar retreated to her cocoon to find peace alone. One day, they came to find her gone. She left a message, God knew I was different and gave me these beautiful wings because he meant for me to fly. You see...I wasn?t meant to be like you. I was meant to be me--better.

If you haven't cried at least once while writing a chapter of your inspirational book, then you have to ask yourself if you're writing fiction.

If you want to know if someone was meant to be in your future, then remove all the worldly things about them from your mind. Don?t think about their looks, the intimate moments or their personality. Now, think about how they made you feel, how they improved your life and what virtues they possess that push you to want to become better. Did they bring you closer to God? Did they bring you to your life mission? Did they ever lie to you, betray you or made it impossible for you to feel comfortable speaking your mind? When you remove all the shine from a diamond, it becomes a glass rock. What value is it then? See beneath the surface and you will know who your future is with.

Insanity is everyone expecting you not to fall apart when you find out everything you believed in was a lie.

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.

A fantasy is nothing more than a dream you were too scared to chase.

A foolish woman believes that loyalty is automatic. A wise woman knows that it is earned.

A goal will always tell you where you don't want to be.

A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence.

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.

A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.

A balanced life isn?t to do as we please, but to learn to do what is right. A person that is truly free in life doesn?t try to balance the good and evil inside him. He fearlessly fights the war between his heart and mind, by choosing one path of standards to live by that will end suffering for himself and others.

A boy has other people do the talking for him; a man speaks his mind.

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.

A broken soul doesn't invest in boundaries because the world has crossed them, without mercy.

A brother who stands up for their sister's honor is the best brother in the world. However, sometimes their love can get you into a heck of a lot of trouble.

A competitive and insecure woman will tell you that true love is never giving up on someone you're in love with. A confident and spiritual woman knows that moving on doesn?t mean you never loved someone. She realizes that letting go is what God needs her to do because both your happiness and hers requires taking different journeys for spiritual growth. Letting go is sometimes the hardest thing, but it is the most real love you will ever experience.

A coward talks to everyone but YOU.

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Shannon L.
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Alder
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American Author, Works with Hospice Patients