Saturday, December 31, 2011

Today is THE day of closure and dreams. May you find closure and may your dreams find you!
When the heart is at ease, the body is very healthy.-Chinese Proverb

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Morning meditation

#NoNeedToLookCuzImIt IS 45:6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Be you!

Don't over-achieve to cover what someone else does naturally! Be the person that comfortably and happily is you and operate in that! Don't look to others for measurement of success, let your goals be your marker.


Need an unexpected Plan B or C? Get creative with how you walk the path, just don't get off it. Detours are just creative alternatives to get us to our destination.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Blessed to be barren?

Blessed to be barren? There is purpose in your season. 1Sam 1:5 but unto Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but Jehovah had shut up her womb. -Shauna

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I will mirror Jesus Christ!

I will mirror Jesus Christ! Acts 17:28"For in him we live, and move, and have our being;" ...when I move you move...(Just like that) -shauna

Friday, December 16, 2011


Being consistently and constantly the same is the definition of patience. I chose to allow the trials I have endured will be instruments to increase my strength. The trouble does not make me better, its what I am doing to make me better!


Being consistently and constantly the same is the definition of patience. I chose to allow the trials I have endured will be instruments to increase my strength. The trouble does not make me better, its what I am doing to make me better!

Be an instrument of peace...

Be an instrument of peace facilitation today. "I am a zero tolerance for confusion-zone". Matt5:9 (kjv) Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Msg) "You're blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That's when you discover who you really are, and your place in God's family".

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Do not underestimate the warning signs others give. Input equals output. Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Shauna

Persevere for Transformation

"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."
-- William Faulkner

"Enlightenment must come little by little -- otherwise it would overwhelm."
-- Idries Shah

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Be Yourself!!

I don't know how to b a michelle or barbara. Besides. I love who I am, who I have become and who I will be!


Gotta die to live!

Reflecting on my positive changes. Some learned, some taught. Either way, it is! God is Faithful. "For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;" 2 Cor 5:14 *thank God for new life* love, Shauna

Friday, December 9, 2011

This morning I thanked God for what i have been through in life. Humph, the very things n life that shouldve devastated us, made us more determined! God is faithful.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


One of the common counselings that I give managers and leaders in my coaching field is that "outreach is great; in-reach is required". We spend a lot energy saving the world, but our groups, families, communities need that same level of energy exerted!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I quieted myself today to just listen. 2 hours in worship and heavenly download. Discipline and self control. Be still and know.

Today's topic

Although I am receiving harvest from what I have confessed thus far, I will continue to verbally sow God's promises through affirmation and confession. 2 Cor 9:6-10

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.- Sam Ewing
" In this life, not everything appears as we hope nor as we planned but we must stand strong for what we believe and keep on trying. Never stop trying."-Johni Pangalila

Friday, September 30, 2011

Loving someone that doesn't love you is like reaching for a star, forever moving. Deep down, you know you'll never reach it, but you just keep trying, living in denial hoping that things will change. The truth is they probably won't. But the most important opportunity here is for you to change, recognize your worth, and realize that somebody, somewhere, is waiting for you. Follow your heart; it knows the right answer."-Travis Hodgson

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. ~ Anatole France

Fw: Defeated.

This morning My spirit spoke for me. The lord is my lite n my salvation. Whom shall I fear. The lord is the strength of my lite of whom shall I b afraid. Eve n when my enemies came to eat of my flsh they stumbled n 27.

Defeated. I'm going have victory over this enemy that wants me to take my disappointments and consider my self worth. He is a liar! I deserve the best! In jc name!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


The best time, and most tested time to when you think you have nothing to give, not the times of overflow. -Shauna

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I want to enter the day, the season n time, in which my giving is not based on my satisfaction level but rather the promise and principle of the law of sowing n reaping.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


This morning, I meditated on my purpose. I have been struggling to focus on the positive 92% versus the negative 8%. I have been listening to Word on making adjustments in life, and awareness to my needs to be successful. I have been spending time on Word regarding the favor that God has on my life! How i should expect it and walk in a favor mindedness. I must expect it and declare it. I am one of the most (in complete humility) driven people that I know! Being mediocre is not in my blood! I give God glory for his strength; it is only Him alone as He is my Source. I am insatiable and hungry for success and His Dream for my life! Many obstacles have become opportunities in my life. The may have slowed me down, but I NEVER let them stop me.

I have had dreams recently about not settling, taking a stand and the enemy being exposed. Today, I read the scripture Exodus 14:13. After reading this, I dropped the bible to the ground. It penetrated to my innards just that deeply. Its' truth WAS in fact a two edge sword this morning.

Exodus 14:13 (NIV)

 13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians(enemy) you see today you will never see again.

God spoke to me in this moment. The enemies that I fight and conquer today will not resurface! That is such good news to me!  If I continue, I will defeat this enemy, never to see his ugly head again. Relief is here! This is not an ongoing battle that will continue forever.

Personally? There are enemies that are presently in my face that seem to linger. For someone who is used to sowing and seeing harvest routinely, I presently allow day by day to go by without much movement in my Dreams. I have even claimed and chosed to lose "hope" over these giants because the distress for the lack of progress (visually seen). Again, it seems that there is more frustration than fruition, more Lord have mercies than Lord I thank you's. But if I take courage, I will be victorious as He has promised that I will be!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

You are your greatest ally, asset, and vehicle to achieve your purpose; At times you are also your own worst enemy. Circumstances outside of ourselves rarely are the cause for not achieving our goals, instead, it is within our beliefs of these circumstances that hold us back. Change the belief and you change your future. Ask yourself are you where you want to be right now?-Journey Higher
You are your greatest ally, asset, and vehicle to achieve your purpose; At times you are also your own worst enemy. Circumstances outside of ourselves rarely are the cause for not achieving our goals, instead, it is within our beliefs of these circumstances that hold us back. Change the belief and you change your future. Ask yourself are you where you want to be right now? Journey Higher
"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriousl​y accomplish​ed your daily task, go to sleep in peace." - Victor Hugo

Friday, July 22, 2011

green light

As we were pulling up to the kids’ day care, Kiah says “Mommy favor is all over you. I sat back and how each red light turned green from home to here.”

She’s right. Normally, it takes about 20 minutes to get to school for an 8 mile commute, largely due to the traffic and lights downtown. Today, it took us 11 minutes! You know me, I receive her confession in a totally different context on this day! God has his green light for us! Things that would normally take a long time, or we would have a barrier, God is going to lift a standard for us. And for this we give him praise!

Love you all!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

If you have no confidence​ in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence​, you have won even before you have started.~M​arcus Garvey

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

pity party

BREAKING NEWS!! The Pity Train has just derailed at the intersection of Suck It Up & Move On, and crashed into We All Have Problems, before coming to a complete stop at Get Over It .Any complaints about how we operate, can be forwarded to 1-800-waa-wah with Dr. Sniffle Reporting LIVE from Quitchur Complainin. If you don't, suck it up Buttercup, life doesn't revolve around u!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


"To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind." ~Theophile​ Gautier

Monday, July 11, 2011

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation​ determines​ what you do. Attitude determines​ how well you do it." - Lou Holtz

Saturday, July 9, 2011

By picturing ourselves creating at our highest levels, imagining the finished product and the deep joy that comes from creating, we move closer to our dreams. Visualizin​g the end result from our creative effort helps us to achieve it. ~ Salli Rasberry

Friday, July 8, 2011

what should i do next Lord?

Psalm 121:8 (NIV). The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Help, I'm being chased!

Yet another dream that i was being chased. this time, i was on a boat...same theme as say, the Titanic. But this boat was slowly filling with water and sinking. a group of people were with me, but ultimately, as we went from side to side of each level of the boat, i was leading. i recall addressing others, different people on different levels of the boat, that were pessimistic. I remember gut checking a dude that kept saying "we are going to never make it". Some levels on opposite sides may have already filled with water, but i strategically avoided it and successfully made it to the next level.

My interpretation is actually quite simple. Being that I prayed yesterday during worship that God show me what i was anxious about to result in continual dreams with this "chasing" theme. In this dream, I conclude that the sinking ship represented "time". I with feel like im running out of time, or my time is limited. Im making quick, yet educated decisions that are actually good ones. even in tragic situations, ppl count on me and trust my direction. i have very little to zero tolerance to negative self talk and pessimism, although it follows me wherever it goes. All the more when it is verbally expressed though.

In all of my dreams, i never reach my destination or safety, but throughout the dream, i am hopeful.
Last night i wrote the question, what is the difference between active faith and premature ambition. I would say there is a fine line, that i must be prayerful that i am able to balance.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


I am proud of who i am, and not afraid of who I need to be.-Shauna Denee

Thursday, June 30, 2011

U should stop

The very weapon you create to get a rise from me, is the very weapon that will expose your inferiority!

Those arrows are powerless! Ineffective! They don't even know how to work. Not on me, not in my life.

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A lesson that i know but have yet to learn: yield not to what makes you happy. Thirst after it and let only that thing satisfy your thirst.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Think first

Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward. ~Napolean Hill

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Friday, June 24, 2011

I am Perserverance!

Some situations are only designed to test your resilience! I can withstand the test!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Its Yours as long as you believe

How is today different from any other?

God asked me to think “How did Rachel feel”? At first I started thinking of things I have been torn about (selfish me), and he said no, not Jacob, Rachel. (Gen 29:10-35) I had to consider that this morning! Was her blessing worth waiting for even though she saw and witnessed the struggles as her blessing was making its way to her! Did she lose faith and stop believing that God was going to deliver? Rachel witnessed her blessing being used, manipulated and torn. Maybe at some point she could’ve ended the struggle herself! She could have taken power into her own hands and said, “you know what? I don’t want you to hurt any more and myself either! I don’t want to be a player in this game, I resign”. And not as a prideful move, but we all know that we will use whatever little power we have to “fix” things. We have all thought, if I change my mind, then the promise is invalid and void.

Thank you Lord because this is a great example of trusting you and not becoming a powerless controller over how/when etc I receive my blessing.

“God has given us the deed before he has delivered the property”. Don’t make excuses for what you already possess.

I envision army style…the blessing in battle, hands and knees crawling on its way to us… FIGHTING for its rightful position. All we have to do is pray for its delivery, position ourselves to receive it and BELIEVE!!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Just a thought

Be very clear when communicating the bridge between your thoughts to feelings.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Some days I wake up, hoping that its tomorrow, but its still today. So, I decide to enjoy it.

“Today, I decided to live life for me. I will consider my plan and not hesitate for decisions of others to influence me. I am a God chaser, not a man chaser. I have been living DAILY wondering “when”. When is here now and I am moving forward.

Today’s lesson: I will no longer let time be my best advocate. I will be my own greatest advocate.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Foundational test

In a correction, everything that can b shaken, will be shaken. So that what can be shaken, remains!-td jakes

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Let it rise!

Isaiah 60: 1 "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the lord rises upon you. 2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.

Friday, May 27, 2011

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face us with the reality of our powerlessness, that is the friend who cares. Henri J.M. Nouwen

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I believe for


From: Shauna Murrell <>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 08:52:50 -0500
Subject: blog


Good morning everyone!

I am expecting the favor of the Lord to work on my behalf as I am walking and working in faith. I am accepting what I expect and that alone. No imposter or partial blessings can satisfy His Promise! I expect greatness from myself and accountability in my time management today. There is no way I can not be excited about the things God has in store for me…today...not tomorrow. Today. He wants to bless me immediately. I expect even more good news to come my way today! And I wont have sticker shock about it!  I am not intimidated by the size of my success. I am not intimidated by the size of my sacrifice.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Resting thought

You really don't know how to live until you almost die.

May of us hide and despise our "flatline" moments. We r so focused on the victory in the comeback, that we kick dirt on the valley experience. Don't you know that very valley defined the success of your victory!? Without that near death experience, your head would not be settled so high on your shoulders. Know that He is the Lifter of your head...and the Author of your "death".

My affirmation

I am a champion because I know that adversity awaits my awakening, yet my rest is not disturbed. Peace is within my Father's promise.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Staging for the Blessing

Everything in me feels like He's about to open those floodgates. Leads me to ask myself "Is my faith creating a move-in ready situation for my blessing"? Have I prepared, in faith and with faith, so that my blessing is able to fit right in without struggle?

I think about houses and apartments. How the realtor or renter stages the rooms to help you, the owner, visualize the potential of the room. They have so much faith in the room and your approval of its usage, that they, in advance place furniture in there, in expectation. They add color and pictures. They even add a sofa and an end table. All in expectation of the right guest, the guest with the qualified eye to move in.

I am convinced that a believer must follow the same actions. If I believe God for a better job, am I staging my career so that the right blessing (business opportunity, employer, etc) will see my preparation, experience and potential when viewing my solicitation? If I believe God for a healthy family, am I having wholesome conversation and providing the true needs of my kids? If I believe God for more, do I walk around looking like less?

I can admittedly answer my initial question in the negative. I have not fully staged my room to receive my blessings. I have reluctantly dusted and carelessly vacuumed. I have minimized prophesy and compliments. I will box up baggage and donate it, only to buy more junk to take up space. I must give my staging full force faith efforts. I HAVE to wait to receive the right owner and not accept any old blessing "in the meantime".

Sunday, May 1, 2011

"The one who loses heart when he finds the way to his goal unexpectedly blocked; who waits for smooth conditions and favorable circumstances, will not go far in this world. Conditions will never be such that success in any field will be a walk-over. It is he who, at the very start, makes up his mind to win in spite of any adverse conditions".

Monday, April 18, 2011

Have you Ever?

ever had something on your mind so much that you dont wanna think about it anymore?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My thought

Today is the tomorrow I have been working and faithing toward. Plan a future. Don't plan a past. Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Today's Inspiration

Not everyone who went through your past with you is healed from it. Not everyone is able to see you in your now, and it’s even harder to see you in your future. Do not be discouraged when their first response reflects fear or lack of vision. You are the one that meditates on the vision, believes in the vision and receives encouragement from the vision. You are sold out on your Master Plan. Believe, and give all others time to believe.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Sitting here and just wondering, what does God's smile look like? What Joy will seeing His smile bring to me, His child? Just a thought.

God I want you pleased with me and my life like none other thing.

Friday, March 25, 2011



From: Shauna Murrell <>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:32:09 -0500

Ps 23: 3 “he guides me alone the right paths for his name’s sake.”

How can my sin glorify His name’s sake? Him knowing me, how is it that im trusted to honor his name. He has an ultimate plan that WHAT EVER I do, He will get the glory



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Nu Journey

Day 2: don't be concerned with "what's next" be concerned with "whats now". Matt 5:6

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Psalms 23:2

Enjoy your current place beside the quiet water. But know its intent is to refresh and restore u. Not to sustain you

Monday, March 14, 2011

Quick shout out to my Team! Thank you all for feeding my DRIVE! You keep me hopeful so this "box" doesn't consume my dream!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Its amazing how through all the stressful occurrences, detours and awkward situations you can see God working on your behalf. Have strength and be of good courage.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Don't resist or minimize your rock bottom as a inconvenience or road block. Acknowledge God attempt to get your attention and the severity of your circumstances to catalyze forward movement.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Psalm 18:1-2 I love you, LORD, my strength.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Situations come to build us, develop us to remove what can not endure tough times and recreate a permanent stature. God sends tornados to show us that he is that permanent foundation.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

today I am working on allowing myself to be more flexible in my efficiency. Once my mind is made up, I have to complete it. This is resulting in no sense of completion and I tend to feel like I'm spinning wheels.

At the moment I believe I'm about to fall apart..all the problem solving and crisis prevention, with tear filled cheeks, God says "You make being a single mother look easy". All I can do if laugh.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Strength, courage and perseverance are not mantles and are often weighted. But remember that NOTHING can stop the favor of the LORD!

Friday, January 28, 2011


I thought if I avoided you, Talked to you less, thought of you less, that my heart would beat less for you, wouldn't be pressed for you, or crave to be next to you. But it does, when I don't and it can, but I won't. I gotta stop looking to love on you.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it."
-- Sidney J. Harris


Monday, January 24, 2011

Marshall's Moments

The utterances of peace, hope and encouragement for one of my sisters. I love her.

Power vs expectations

Can the farmer demand harvest according to the timing of his own expectation. Will this yield premature fruit or fully develop crops simply due to expectation?

Saturday, January 22, 2011


This is an invitation to hear the thought sharing between me, my spirit and the Heavenly Father. Hear the lessons learned, the lessons taught and the negotiations!

Your inner critic

"If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?"
-- Rob Bremer


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Unintentional Seduction

My apologies that my style is too much to digest. Maybe its my confidence or the abundance of self worth seaping out of my caramel pours. I meant to warn you, but charm is in my blood. Its all natural and harmless. This pearl is too valuable to be exposed to and not want in your possession.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Life Lessons

Sometimes life teaches us lessons and sometimes they are learned. I plan to share both.

Its harder to re-establish boundaries than to create initial ones.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Deal breakers!!!

I believe it is important to have our expectations before us at all times. It is not that we will be fickle and tolerate less than what we deserve or desire. It is as if we are arranging the priorities in our relationships and the deal breakers are evidence of a covenant. They should be reviewed regularly and with mercy yet inflexibility, if that is what is really important to us. There is nothing worse than being in a place and not receiving what you know you deserve. I encourage you to list yours. After brief meditation, here are my top 3.
1. Communication, Secrecy (as evidenced by resistance or lack of inclusion and inconsideration)
2. Name calling, disrespect
3. Lack of recognition (as evidenced by minimizing talents and strengths, beauty, importance, purpose in life)
* You see I cant even say infidelity, cause I have survived that sin. I don’t desire to travel that road again though.