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Meet Shannon, a forty-year-old Christian woman, wife, mother, freelance writer, motivational speaker and founder of From the Ruins, a ministry that longs to help hurting and grieving people to find hope in their brokenness. Shannon helps people who are dealing with loss and grief in many practical ways. Shannon and her family became acquainted with grief first hand in 2013 when she and her husband lost their oldest son in a car accident. At first, Shannon thought losing her 18-year-old son tragically would be the hardest thing she would ever go through. It turns out that actually having to live each day without him has proven much harder. Writing has played a vital role in Shannon’s healing. After her son passed, she went to Rhode Island College and received her B.A. in English. Shannon writes with complete transparency and believes that being real is the only way to be. You will see this all throughout her writing. The Lord is near to the broken-hearted. It is Him alone who holds the power to restore, therefore faking it is a waste of time and only hinders the healing process. We’ve all experienced loss of some kind, therefore we’ve all known grief. You will find healing within Shannon's writing, as she writes from a place of hope. Hope can always be found – even from the ruins.
To the Mom Who Feels Like It Never Ends

These are the words I have found myself speaking over and over in my head: the bills. The chores. The driving. The working. The

5 Things I Know About True Friendship

What is a true friendship? I know, such a loaded question. Especially because as humans, we are constantly evolving, changing, growing, and morphing into

This Is Why We All Need to Be Unfiltered

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to

This Is Why Choosing Life Was Hard

On June 20th, the most heartbreaking thing happened in my state. Rhode Island state senator, Gina Raimondo, passed an “abortion protection bill.” She stated,