Shannon L. Alder

«When you look at the past without God’s eyes, you subject yourself to deception. The past no longer exists and God doesn’t linger there. However, Satan will show you whatever you want to see and believe, so you will be trapped in an emotion that cannot communicate truth, beyond what you want to remember.»

Shannon L. Alder


«I have always found it odd that people who think passive aggressively ignoring a person is making a point to them. The only point it makes to anyone is your inability to articulate your point of view because deep down you know you can’t win. It’s better to assert yourself and tell the person you are moving on without them and why, rather than leave a lasting impression of cowardness on your part in a person’s mind by avoiding them.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Being different will always threaten the institution of understanding of a closed mind. However, evolution is built on difference, changing and the concept of thinking outside the box. Live to be your own unique brand, without apology.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Your dream is to feel good; God’s dream is for you to do good.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Tough love and brutal truth from strangers are far more valuable than Band-Aids and half-truths from invested friends, who don’t want to see you suffer any more than you have.»

Shannon L. Alder


«The purpose of life is the lesson.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Be the hero of your children’s story. Never let them believe for a minute that honor, courage and doing what is right is only reserved for other fathers and mothers.»

Shannon L. Alder


«If life didn’t give you at least one person not wanting you to succeed then half of us would lose are motivation to climb that cliff, in order to prove them wrong.»

Shannon L. Alder


«I don't really care if people forget me. My legacy wasn't about me. It was about everything I could do for another. When that sinks in...well you try a little harder. You dream a little broader. Your heart stretches a little farther and you find that you can't go back to the same place and make it fit. You become a person of ideas and seek out your own kind. And then it happens: One day you discover that staying the same is scary and changing has become your new home.»

Shannon L. Alder


«A quote is not a conversation, but an invitation to change your perspective.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Read it with sorrow and you will feel hate.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Marriage creates one world for your child. For that alone, two old friends can try to see a peaceful world through the eyes of their angels.»

Shannon L. Alder


«There is always a storm. There is always rain. Some experience it. Some live through it. And others are made from it.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Spiritual pain is when you can’t stand another moment not knowing the real truth, and when you finally do know you can’t let go.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Mental illness is not a fraternity or a social club for like minds. It is its own religion to each person that has it. Their mind is their pastor, their feelings are their scriptures and their delusions are their own bible story. To break them free, is to break their faith in signs. That is why so many feel lost.»

Shannon L. Alder


«There is no end to the things you don’t understand. The mind will search for a lie to give it an answer you can understand, but one song at the right time will challenge what you accept.»

Shannon L. Alder


«When someone is stalking you because they think you are stalking them, it makes you wonder who really is the true stalker?»

Shannon L. Alder


«God’s warriors don’t avoid conflict. They fight through it with communication and a positive outlook.»

Shannon L. Alder


«One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.»

Shannon L. Alder


«A brilliant mind was first a listener that observed the actions of the people that loved and hated them, then found a way to express their feelings, when real communication was lost.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Swearing doesn’t make your argument valid; it just tells the other person you have lost your class and control.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Your words will either give you joy or give you sorrow, but if they were spoken without regret, they give you peace.»

Shannon L. Alder


«You can make heaven out of hell, or hell out of heaven. The choice is yours.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Every game is winnable if you change your mind about what the prize should be and your perspective about the players at the table.»

Shannon L. Alder


«He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Control doesn't validate love; it validates the nonexistence of trust and the painful unwillingness to accept the truth.»

Shannon L. Alder


«A man worth being with is one…»

Shannon L. Alder


«Ironically, the only way to see clearly is to stand at a distance. You might be focused, but that doesn't mean you are seeing correctly. Sometimes, you have you to grab the camera from the idiot taking all the shots in your life because they don't realize the lens is dirty.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Two people that have the same wants are two people that should be friends.»

Shannon L. Alder