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Shannon Owen
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Wife, Mommy, Reader, Writer, Christ-Follower.
Wife, Mommy, Reader, Writer, Christ-Follower.

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New Website
Hi, everyone! My blog has moved! You can now find me at shannonowenblogs.com! My newest post, "Normal-ish" is now up. As my life becomes less hectic, I plan to start writing regularly again-- so, please come follow me at my new site! Also, I have begun writ...
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On Miracles
I turn the page to 2015. As we do with clean calendars, I look back at the old one—circled dates gone by, wishes granted or denied. I am a different person now than I was this day last year. Better? Maybe. I don’t know. Certainly more tired, which has its o...
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Wait.
Spending any
length of time at the hospital is draining. Here’s the thing, though—most of
the time, it’s not especially emotional. Moments come, of course, where you
feel a swirling dizziness as your life changes before your very eyes. But, most
of the time...
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Update from Kate the Great
Hi, everyone! My mommy apologizes for leaving all of you
in a state of suspense regarding my status. She has been pretty busy taking me
to appointments/ therapy, hanging out with Avery, learning how to be a
combination nurse/ respiratory therapist, teaching...
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Patience
This isn’t how the story is supposed
to go. We closed a chapter, remember? The characters aren’t supposed to walk
back through chapter 1 when they are acting chapter 2. But, Kate is back in the hospital. On Tuesday, they stuck leads back on
her chest and pl...
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Remember
Stories begin and stories end. After the resolving of a single conflict,
fairytales leave the reader with the ever-elusive “happily ever after.” But
what the fairytales won’t tell you is that “happily ever after” is its own sort
of beginning. For two months...
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Out of the Wilderness
In Shakespeare, the characters are often cast out of civilization into some type of wilderness. In the wilderness, they work out a problem; in the end, they emerge changed in some way.  In Scripture, it is much the same. Moses with the burning bush. Israel ...
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When God Says No
My brother-in-law asked me a good question last
week. He asked, “What are you afraid of if God says no?” My honest answer? I am afraid it will be hard. The past week has been a flurry of celebrations
and disappointments. In short, we found a spot on her hea...
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Pray Daringly.
Sometimes, I don't know how to pray. Can I ask for my wildest hope? I asked my dad about this the other day and he told me a story. Several years ago, he was traveling with a friend whose wife was sick. They met some people who told this friend that they wo...
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