About Shannon Warden

Co-author with @DrGaryChapman (the 5 love languages guy). Teacher @WakeForest. Counselor @TriadBaptist. Wife, mom of 3, daughter, sister, friend. Writer. Encourager. Dreamer behind Repurposed Life Ministries, Inc. Peace-loving. Jesus-seeking. I hope you'll subscribe to receive Hope to Build On by email each time I post a new entry. Thanks for reading! Shannon

Susie: A story of faith and family

Susie Spurgeon was an amazing woman of faith, wife, Mom, author, and more. We can learn a lot from her! Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon (Rhodes, 2018) deserves to make your reading list for at least two reasons.  First, it’s a fascinating historical account of a mighty woman of faith [...]

By | 2018-11-17T02:41:12+00:00 November 17th, 2018|All posts|0 Comments

Treasure, that is what a Good Dad is

This is my family’s first Father’s Day without my Dad.  He died one week after Father’s Day 2017, from complications related to Lewy Body Dementia.  It was heartbreaking to watch him go.  Yet, we’re doing what you do when you grieve the loss of someone you love—we’re remembering and celebrating the treasure that he was [...]

By | 2018-09-27T16:39:43+00:00 June 17th, 2018|All posts, Parenting|4 Comments

Vacuum bags and lightening your load

Ever explore how full and gross a used vacuum bag can be?  Ok, I know.  Why would anybody really do that unless they accidentally vacuumed something they needed to retrieve?  Or maybe someone’s doing this in a vacuum quality control lab somewhere for research purposes? Vacuum bags remind us--we need to lighten our load [...]

By | 2018-09-27T16:51:14+00:00 September 27th, 2017|All posts, Change|10 Comments