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by Shannon Quintana - 3 years ago

Vision > Sight: Vision is Greater than Sight

Did you know there is a difference between vision and sight? I started exploring this the other day after my husband and I had a good conversation about wanting vision for our future, wanting to know what God’s plans are for us. After a little Google search, which led me to countless optometry sites, I found that sight has to do with seeing what you are looking at while vision is making sense of what you’re seeing...

by Shannon Quintana - 3 years ago

The Secret to Maintaining Vision at Every Step of Life's Journey

I’m an expert at starting things; it’s the completing that I’m not so good at. I have a small stack of books on my nightstand that I have been meaning to finish. In my backyard is some potting soil and mulch that I bought a couple of weeks ago for a backyard project that I haven’t gotten to either. And there are countless song ideas waiting to be finished on my phone’s audio notes app. Sometimes we are so excited,...

by Shannon Quintana - 3 years ago

Seeds of Hope in the Tragedies of Life

The lowly dandelion has always been one of my favorite flowers.While I can’t bring a bouquet of them inside and place them in a vase, I do enjoy finding one of these treasures outside. Now, I’m sure all you gardeners know a dandelion is a stubborn weed; therefore, you are probably wondering why on earth I love them so much, but just follow me for a minute. A sense of wonderment...

by Shannon Quintana - 3 years ago

I Break Everything - Getting Put Back Together After Falling Apart

"I break everything," I whimpered with tears streaming down my face. I stared down at the floor to see the bright, yellow, broken pieces of my brand new happy face mug. I was about eight years old, and I had received this glass mug as a gift only moments ago. My dad has detailed this story for me multiple times, as he remembers the defeat he could see in my face and as I looked up at him with the shattered pieces ...

by Shannon Quintana - 3 years ago

Pink Notes - How the Simplest Gestures Change Lives

She was tall and thin, had delicate, freckly skin, and curly, strawberry-blonde hair that was perfectly poofy. Her hair and her sense of style were a perfect fit for back then, the year was 1988. You could always spot her red Toyota RX7 parked in the parking lot of Desert Hot Springs Elementary. Her name was Ms. Nelson, she was my 6th grade teacher, and she was cool! 6th grade was a hard year for me. Well, ...

by Shannon Quintana - 5 years ago

That Christmas Carol Said WHAT?

When I first heard “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, all I thought of was the movie “Robinhood, Men In Tights”. After a bit of research, I learned that an updated translation would read more like “God Keep You Mighty, Gentlemen”. Well, that made more sense, and erased the images of the aforementioned movie from my mind, whew! The refrain of “Oh tidings of comfort and joy” is an encouragement to press on no matter wha...

by Shannon Quintana - 5 years ago

We Come

Shannon Quintana is a wife, mom and worship leader. Quintana has been singing songs as long as she can remember. She started playing piano and guitar after being shown a few chords by her father when she was a pre-teen. By the time she entered high school, Quintana was singing on the worship team at church and eventually began leading a worship team. Her first self-titled CD was released in 2006 and she jus...