Categories, Sexual Healing Series

Purely Loved – You Are Royalty Retreat

***ONLY 3 SPACES LEFT!***

What: Purely Loved – You Are Royalty Purity RetreatWho: Women, married, single, divorced age 20 & up
When: August 23-25, 2019
Where: Blue Ridge, GA 
How: Link in bio or go to https://purelylovedretreat.wixsite.com/purely-loved
Why: learn God’s truth about sex & purity, break soul ties, setting healthy boundaries, & more. To eat lots, laugh lots, cry lots & praise God even more!

***Payment increments available, full amount due July 20, 2019!
***Questions? email purelylovedretreat@gmail.com

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Prayer Call w/ Women 4 Christ Ministries

This Saturday, May 18, 2019, I’ll have the privilege to host the prayer call for Women 4 Christ Ministries! See picture below for call-in details! You won’t want to miss the message that God has given me for His daughters! So please join us and bring your friends too … I’m sure it’s going to be a good time in the Lord!

To catch the replay, click on the picture below!!

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Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon

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A Word from the Lord 5/7/19

I was sitting on my balcony reading a book, minding my own business lol and Holy Spirit came and took over. I couldn’t shake it, so much so that my hands are shaking just typing this. A Word from the Lord concerning His daughters:

My daughters have been seduced by this world. They no longer want me, they want the blessings. They want the desires of their hearts on their terms. In doing so, they’ve allowed themselves to be in bondage. They have come to care more about being a boss and no longer care about submitting to me yet they want me to give my sons to them in marriage. I won’t promote them, I won’t give them the blessings they so desperately desire because they’re not ready for them. Some of them want to move forward but they have fallen in sin and in bondage that they wouldn’t be able to handle the blessings that they cry out for. Get right with me says the Lord. Deal with your sin. Leave the people, places, and things I’ve shown to you, repent. Come to me for healing. Some of my daughters have been so seduced and sucked into the ways of this world that I no longer recognize them. They’ve become impatient waiting on me that they’ve taken matters into their own hands and it’s not me blessing them, they’ve fallen for the ways of the one who’s disguised as an angel of light. My daughters have become bitter and angry and their hearts have become stone. Bring your wounds to me, come to me those of you who are weary and worn. I’m your peace and rest, I’m the one who heals and restores, not the things and status of this world. Stop dressing up your sins and pain. I, the Lord, see right through them. I the Lord see the hidden tears. I the Lord am the one who can turn your heart of stone into flesh. Don’t leave the safety of my feet to chase after the pagan gods of this world. You’ll move forward in me, I’ll give you the desires of your heart when you come to me, surrender to me. I’m a God of love and order. I’ll not give a blessing that it will become a curse. My ways are higher, my thoughts are higher. Don’t grow weary in waiting and well doing. Don’t become impatient and rush ahead of me accepting counterfeits to please your flesh! Come to me, I’m waiting for you. Selah. (Psalm 37:4, Proverbs 5, Matthew 28, 1 Peter 3, Ezekiel 36:26, Isaiah 3:13-4:1, 2 Corinthians 11:14, John 10:10)

Be blessed & encouraged,

Prophetess Shannon

Categories, My Story, Walking in Faith

The Aftermath – A Short Story (Part I)

Hi! So I’m trying my hand at Christian fiction as one of my dreams is to write several Christian fiction short stories, novels, etc! I’m enjoying the process so far and I hope you will too! I’d love to know your thoughts & suggestions but be merciful ok? My fellow writers, I’m open to suggestions on courses and resources for fictional writing as well. Without further ado, here’s The Aftermath

 

The Aftermath

***This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.***

Hello my friend, my name is Camille del Mar. I’m a lay pastor at my church, Glory Christian Church. I love Jesus and His people. There’s not much else that brings me such joy as seeing men and women discover the great and unconditional love of Jesus! Over the years I’ve heard some heartbreaking stories. The struggles, sicknesses, heartbreaks, and pain. Some I’ve been able to help, some, I couldn’t. But I have faith that I sowed a seed and I’m trusting that God will water it. Oh, but there’s one particular story that stands out from the rest and I’ve had the opportunity to watch the hand of God move in and that is the story of my niece, Laila.

Laila grew up pretty much the way I did, no father figure, single parent home. My sister did all she could for Laila but the stress was so much that she turned to drugs and instead of the drugs providing an escape for her, the drugs overtook her. So, I took Laila in and I haven’t seen my sister since. I pray for her everyday. I pray that wherever she is, she’s ok and if she is dead that she’s made peace with God and is in heaven. You’ll learn more about me later, maybe. Laila was a very bright girl, curious, loved to read and very pretty. As she got older, she began to realize just how pretty she was from the attention she was attracting from the boys. I tried my best to instill value and worth into Laila. She was even at the church helping me out sometimes. When I was there, she was there. But, there was just something missing I guess. My husband had passed early on in our marriage, 5 years in and I haven’t remarried. He was my one and only love and I just don’t feel like he can be replaced. So, there was no live in father figure in the home for Laila. I tried to get her involved in the church youth programs and have her around the adopted family of the church but I guess, nothing can replace the Father.

In Laila’s teen years, she began to really enjoy the attention she got from guys, especially the older ones. She pretended to listen to me when I told her about seeking the love of Jesus, her worth and to value herself and her body but I think it went in one ear and out of the other. I could see it in her eyes, the deep longing that she just didn’t understand. I tried to tell her that only a relationship with Jesus could fill the void she felt. Only Jesus could cast out the orphan spirit she had. Instead of her dealing with her feelings of abandonment by her parents, she sought the affections of men.

Laila graduated high school and entered college not too far from home but far enough away that I couldn’t be ‘all up in her business’ as she says. When she came home to visit for Thanksgiving her first month away, I knew she wasn’t a virgin anymore. I could see it in her eyes and in the way she dressed and in the way she moved her body. It was almost as if another spirit had taken up residence within her. Whenever I tried to question Laila, her words would spit venom of hurt and hatred towards me. It hurt me so very badly that I couldn’t get her to see what was happening! What she’d given herself over to. To her I was a lonely old middle aged woman who didn’t know what she was talking about and needed to go get a man for myself. Poor girl, if she only knew that my worth and existence has absolutely no bearings on man but only in Jesus Christ! If only so many knew this! My God! Whew! Anyway, back to my story. But just for the record, just because I’m middle aged doesn’t mean nothing! I’m still fine as wine and look better than most women in their 30’s! I lift weights, run and go to spin class twice a week! Don’t come for me little girl! Sorry, getting my bearings! Bring it back Camille, bring it back!  Um oh, yes, so Laila thought I was old and wretched. Even though she didn’t walk a life of purity, she made it her business to get good grades in college. Over her years in college, each time she came home with a different, older guy for me to meet. Each man was quite successful in his own rite. They all spoiled her and the girl wanted for nothing, materialistically that is.

Laila continued to go from man to man. She only stayed with them until she got bored and moved on. She was searching for something she’d never find in the manner she was going. In spite of all of this, Laila graduated college with honors. I was and still am so very proud of her. After Laila graduated, the big corporate job she desired didn’t come quickly and she no longer had the money flowing in from her boyfriends. It’s like they’d all disappeared. Then, what neither of us wanted happened, she moved back in with me. I love the girl, but I loved my freedom! I could praise the Lord as loudly as I wanted whenever I wanted! She was NOT happy to be around my books about Jesus, music about Jesus, my friends coming over to talk about Jesus LOL!

One night as I was praying for Laila, the Lord told me that He’d brought Laila back home so that she could come back to Him. If she didn’t, she’d ruin her life. What I didn’t know at the time was that Laila had contracted herpes from one of her many boyfriends which contributed to her serial ‘love him and leave him’ attitude. She wouldn’t let anyone get too close and she wouldn’t stay with anyone long enough to really see if she could truly be loved the way she deeply desired. She didn’t want to be hurt or abandoned again, so she made sure she was the first to leave, always.

About a month after she moved in with me, the church decided to have a college and career day for the youth and me, now in cahoots with the Lord, asked Laila if she’d come and be one of the speakers. She said no at first but after I bugged her enough, she gave in. At one of the planning meetings, I caught Laila stealing glances at Troy. Troy is our youth pastor and if I must say so myself, he’s a fine, handsome man. If I were about 15 years younger…. Whew, sorry, ok, I’m back! Lord, I guess I do still have a little bit of an itch for a man…. Camille, girl get it together! So yes, Laila was checking out Troy. She made it her business to speak to him every chance she got but he was always respectful, nice and cordial to her. He didn’t respond the way her past boyfriends did and I could tell that it got to her. She didn’t know what to do. But God knew ha haaaaa! This girl found every excuse in the book to be at that church just to get a peek at or to talk to Troy. Troy, he loves the Lord and he loves those kids at that church! When he speaks, you know he’s been in the presence of the Lord. Troy has a past too, but that’s another story for another day. When God got His hands on Troy, there was no turning back and he’s a better man for it. He’s truly walking in His purpose and calling. He’s also quite the successful entrepreneur but he doesn’t flaunt it.

One Sunday, Pastor preached on God being our Father. How God will never leave us or forsake us, never abandon us or push us to the side. I looked out the corner of my eye and I could see tears rolling down Laila’s cheeks. As he continued to preach on God as our Father, the girl could barely hold herself together! I didn’t say anything, I just reached for her hand and held it through out the service. But then, it happened. Pastor gave an altar call and she shot up from her seat and almost pushed another young lady out of the way trying to get to the altar! I lost all my dignity then! There were tears and snot and my makeup was gone! Oh praise God!!! Laila gave her life to Jesus and she wept at that altar until her makeup was gone as well. I’d never seen her in this state before and to me she was never more beautiful than she was then, completely surrendered under the glory of God! Ohhhh but when I did look around, guess who I saw smiling at Laila through his own tears? You guessed it, Mr. Troy himself! Oh! I cried again! My God is so awesome! I knew He had a plan for those two!

Even though I was so excited to see that Troy showed an interest in Laila, I knew the road ahead of them would be difficult but I didn’t know it would be like this….


I hope you’ve enjoyed Aunt Camille’s story thus far and I’d love to hear your thoughts. Stay tuned for Part II!!

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon

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REST Scripture Writing Plan

As promised, here’s the scripture writing plan for April where we’ll focus on resting in God. If you haven’t already, check out my previous blog post, When God Tells You To Rest.

I pray God’s blessings over you as you follow this plan that His word will do the necessary work in our hearts to trust Him in every season of life that we are in, in Jesus’ name, Amen!

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Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon 

Categories, My Story

Conversations with the Inspiring Shannon Taylor

Hi!! I had the awesome opportunity to be interviewed by Voyage Atl Magazine!! Check it out! Click on pic to read the interview!  Voyage Atl Pic

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon

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Break Out to Break Up!

Welcome to BreakOUT to BreakUP: Influence, Persuade, & Motivate!

This past weekend I had the privilege to tag team with Dora Raine of Raine Growth Partners as her Breakthru 1- Day Retreat, BreakOUT to BreakUP: Influence, Persuade, & Motivate! In this video segment we answered questions about marriage and renewing our minds concerning our pasts so that we can move forward in what God has called us to do and to become! There were strategies given, tears, healing and deliverance!  I pray that this clip blesses you and I look forward to hearing your thoughts and even your questions!

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon

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Registration Open! Purely Loved 2019

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Finally! Registration is open for Purely Loved Retreat 2019! The dates are March 22-24, 2019 in Mineral Bluff, GA. It’s going to be bigger: bigger cabin and a few more people than the last 2 years 😉. I’m so super excited to see what God has in store! 2019 will be 2 full days of awesomeness! There are only 25 spots left so I suggest you not take too long to decide to if you want to come! All the information you need is on the site, but if you have questions you can email me at purelylovedretreat@gmail.com. We’re also launching a sponsorship program and are accepting items for the swag bags. So if you’re a business owner and are interested email me about that as well! I hope to see you there!!!

***This beautiful site was created by my sister Mae Blooms who owns design.whynotbloom.com. So if you need a site, definitely contact her!!!***

 

Register at: https://purelylovedretreat.wixsite.com/purely-loved

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon

 

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Save the Date!

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Introducing Purely Loved- You Are Royalty Purity Retreat! A weekend retreat in the north Georgia mountains where we leave all the busyness & craziness behind & focus on just being with God! This purity retreat focuses on our identity in Christ, the differences between abstinence, celibacy & purity, what sex is and isn’t, breaking soul ties, setting healthy boundaries & whatever else Holy Spirit wants to do! Not to mention fun activities and lots of food and snacks mixed in! This year’s retreat (coming up in August) was fully booked via word of mouth from 2017’s retreat so we didn’t have to promote it! Stay tuned for the launch of registration for Purely Loved 2019! Space is very limited to keep the experience intimate! Ages 20 & up, married, single, divorced. For more information or to join our mailing list, email us at purelylovedretreat@gmail.com.

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon

 

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Author’s Corner- “Love, Jesus, Sex”

Hi!!!

Check out my interview I did with Jamise Wilson of Storm Talk Radio! This interview was too much fun! Listen in as we talk candidly about relationships, writing, talking to our children about sex and my book Love, Jesus, Sex: Experiences & Lessons Learned!

To listen, click on the picture below!!

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Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon