Shannon L. Alder

«God is perceived by the heart, not by your reason. But what is reason? Your heart simplifying God’s guidance to fit your own needs.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Don’t ignore pain; appreciate its message: You need to change now!»

Shannon L. Alder


«I rather spend every Sunday of my life hanging off a cliff to rescue someone than spend one more time sitting in a pew next to hypocrites that talk about what they will do to better themselves and the world when they get around to it.»

Shannon L. Alder


«If you live life on your own terms it shouldn’t feel like a jail cell.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Often what people don't say or leave out, tells the real story.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Never annoy an inspirational author or you will become the poison in her pen and the villian in every one of her books.»

Shannon L. Alder


«It wasn’t because you weren’t beautiful, talented, funny, creative or had everything in common. It was because some men prefer plain vanilla ice cream. It’s predictable and a safe choice. Confident and adventurous men prefer the complexity and layers of a sundae, even the ones sprinkled with a little bit of nuts on top.»

Shannon L. Alder


«A wise woman knows when to stay silent. However, a wiser woman of faith knows that sometimes words can win the battle, when all odds stand against her.»

Shannon L. Alder


«The greatest thing a father can do for his children is to respect the woman that gave birth to his children. It is because of her that you have the greatest treasures in your life. You may have moved on, but your children have not. If you can’t be her soulmate, then at least be thoughtful. Whom your children love should always be someone that you acknowledge with kindness. Your children notice everything and will follow your example.»

Shannon L. Alder


«The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Often, love is a tangled web of lies that only a broken heart would weave. Seldom is dishonesty the whole person, rather it's the pain.»

Shannon L. Alder


«You can find anyone that will tell you what you want to hear, but the only one worth valuing is the one that tells you what you need to learn.»

Shannon L. Alder


«Some women don't care what you can do for them. They care about what you could make of them in the inside.»

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