Tag: Faith

How Looking Back Can Help You Move Forward

Looking back can help you move forward when you use healthy outlets for reflection and growth. In this post, I share three outlets that helped me make several changes over the past decade.

Poetry: See Me

Originally a blog post I wrote in 2016, “See Me” became my first spoken word poem and one of my favorite pieces from “When I Stopped Remembering Tomorrow” my poetry and reflection book about not scripting life. It’s long and it’s a wild trip inside my life, but if you allow it to speak to you, my pain and healing can become your freedom too.

It’s Time for You to Shine Bright

It’s time for you to shine bright. No more fearing all that you are. Time to rise up so you can help others!

Music & Musings: Oceans

This week, I’m diving into the lyrics from the song “Oceans” and what it means to step out to where my “faith is without borders”.

Poetry: Wondering

A poem that shares inner thoughts from a time when I was still in an abusive relationship. There much more to the equation when you are in it than “just leave”.

Fireside Chat with Jeff Harmon of Brilliance Within Coaching & Consulting

Shell Vera and Jeff Harmon of Brilliance Within Coaching discuss stepping into your purpose and making the transition from career to vocation. When you do what you love to do and are born to do, there is a new passion that arises from within. Learn how Jeff overcame adversity and triumphed by taking things day by day doing what he knew to do. His is an inspiring story because it doesn’t fit the usual “I knew I had this big mountain to climb” narration we are so used to hearing.

Poetry: Willpower

Willpower is a poem about the contrast of my simple sacrifices that I fail to make compared to Christ’s love for me and the ultimate sacrifice He made.

“Interruption” by Brandon & Cornieta Whitfield

Cornieta and Brandon Whitfield’s book “Interruption” is a must-read for anyone who has experienced a setback in life. Whether a life-changing tragedy or a small blip on the radar, this book will help you understand how all detours can help point you toward your God-given purpose.

The Execution that Gave Life

In 2012, I wrote this story as a response to a writing prompt. It was shared live within some churches across the east coast by friends and people who read it and asked if they could do so. I have read it in Toastmasters meetings and shared it in live readings over the years. Today I took it out to dust it off, improve it a bit, and remind myself of the power of sharing our stories.

Interruptions…How Do You Deal With Them?

We filmed a fun book launch and webinar talking about life’s interruptions. Join us on the chat!