Shinny Sutherland

The Journey to “There”

Prayer works, but it requires some patience and resilience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:4 (KJV) At the beginning of 2021, I fasted with my local church and prayed that God would reveal everything that I needed to know to get through the […]

Dealing with Offense

Some of us lash out in anger, internalize negative emotions, or become bitter when dealing with an offense. All of these coping methods or reactions to offense are damaging, and they can cause a myriad of issues that have lasting effects on our life. Our kids are constantly learning from how we face challenges, lead, persevere, […]


Grace is undeserved kindness. Loving the unlovable is a form of grace that is rare in our society. Grace is not saying the other person is right or letting the other person off the hook. Grace is giving them the benefit of the doubt. We should seek to understand before acting negatively and punishing the […]

Why Did I Get Married?

I was 23 when I got married and 16 years later I am happy and in love more than I was on day one. This is not because everything has been perfect all 16 years. It is because the trials my spouse and I have gone through together have made me grow to love God […]

Overcoming Fear: The Heart of a Military Mom

When I realized joining the military was something, my son wanted for his own life, I began to relax and God was then able to work on my heart. It was revealed to me in my time with God that I was perhaps praying against God’s will for my son’s life.


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