Deep faith is paranoia turned inside out...It allows us to trust ourselves and others even if we and they have proven untrustworthy in the past.
- Thomas Moore
Today I’d like to welcome readers from Ultimate Blog Party 2014. I’m glad that you’re here.
My name is Shawnelle. I’m married to Lonny, and we have five sons, ranging from twenty-one to six. We live in an old Victorian on the Illinois banks of the Mississippi River. Our home is wild. Busy. Crazy full. But it’s my prayer that I’ll see God’s grace in the small moments of life. He’s here. At the center. Faithfully. Oh Lord, give me eyes to see!
I’ve been blogging at Guideposts.org for just a month, but I’m honored to be a part of this strong source of encouragement, hope and inspiration. Family Grace, my blog, is about marriage, motherhood, friendships and relationships–the ins-and-outs, ups-and-downs of daily life in a home centered on Jesus.
During the day, I home teach our youngest three sons, but when the sun goes down, I write. I’ve been capturing our adventures in words for five years. In addition to blogging, I contribute regularly to Guideposts and other inspirational publications.
To God be the glory!
Again, thank you for being here with us. It’s a blessing. Pull up a chair, come to our table and join us for Family Grace.
Shawnelle Eliasen and her husband Lonny have been married for twenty-five years. They have five sons and raise their bevy of boys in an old Victorian near the Illinois banks of the Mississippi River. Their sons, Logan, Grant, Samuel, Gabriel, and Isaiah, range in age from twenty-one to six with Shawnelle home teaching the youngest three.
Shawnelle has been writing for six years, contributing regularly to Guideposts magazine, Daily Guideposts devotional and other inspirational publications. She would say that life with her men moves faithfully, on fast forward. But it’s her heart’s desire, her passionate prayer, to see God’s goodness and glory in the fullness of her days. She longs to see Him in the unexpected moments, unexpected places, changing the ordinary to extraordinary and bringing quiet, sustaining grace.