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Author Archives: shaniboc

The Love Letter

Whatever phase of life you find yourself in, the Word of God can speak to you. In every season. For every occasion.

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The Butterfly Effect


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And no matter how hard I cried for God to deliver me, He didn’t. That dark place didn’t go away because as I was pushing against the wall, I was building strength in my wings. As I was in that dark place, I was dying inside. The caterpillar that was me was dying and decaying, while something else was being formed. No matter the hard space you find yourself in, know that you can’t meet your purpose and fly without going through it and you don’t want to leave it too soon.

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An Altered Life

Changing Your Life's Trajectory

And Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” Peter said to him, “Even though they all fall away, I will not.” And Jesus said to […]

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I'll Believe It When I See It

What is Jesus challenging you to believe?

“One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his […]

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The Eulogy of Trayvon Martin

Some people’s life purpose is given during life, but for others it is given after death.

The eulogy of Trayvon Martin was not given at his funeral, nor was it given during the trial or at the reading of the verdict. The eulogy of Trayvon Martin will be given by the work that his mother and father do in the coming days as they speak out against injustice, call for change in our legal system, and create thoughtful discourse of life in America for some. Some people’s life purpose is given during life, but for others it is given after death. So it has been for Trayvon.

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In The Image Of...

‘Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in […]

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Watching Dirt


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He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground.  Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel […]

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The Speck and The Plank


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“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first […]

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The Damascus Experience


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“This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners’—and I am the worst of them all. But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will […]

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A Pleasing Life


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“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, […]

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