about Faith&Composition


Let our words speak life | Faith and Composition
Greetings friends; welcome to Faith&Composition! I’m Shalene, and this is where I muse on gracious homemaking, intentional mothering and inspired living. Sharing honest authenticity and a heaping does of grace, I talk about the gritty and the glorious moments of motherhood. Because being a mother has been my hardest task and yet my greatest joy. If anyone had told me how I would feel the first time they laid my firstborn atop my chest, I would’ve scarcely believed them. Yet six years and three kids later, I’m still marveling at this beautiful mystery of motherhood! 

You’ll find those motherhood musings and so much more here in this space, so come in and take a look around. You may want to start with these top ten posts, in order of their popularity:

When Mothering is Hard and No One Sees
A Letter to My Husband on His Birthday
Sample 5-Day Whole Foods Meal Plan
When the Little Years are Fleeting and Their Needs Never Ending
13 Life Lessons from a Mother to Her Son
To Fellow Mamas of Multiple Little Ones
For When You Feel You’ve Failed as a Mother
How to Love a Husband When You Feel You’ve Nothing Left to Give
UnMasking the Mess: How to Invite Others into the Heart of Your Home
For When Your Children are a Mirror and God Reveals Grace

More than anything, I pray that you are blessed by what you find here! I wish that I could kick off my shoes, share a a cup of coffee with you, and hear your stories. But until then, this little space will have to do. So please come in, make yourself comfortable and stay a while. The door is always open, and you are always welcome here!

11 thoughts on “about Faith&Composition

  1. Ann McCann

    My daughter found your download of Psalm 91:11 this morning. We are in the process of launching new items on our website, ann-mccann.com, mostly faith based, and had chosen this scripture as the scripture for our wooden angels that we are introducing! We are participating in the San Antonio Junior League Ole’ holiday show starting next Wednesday. Seeing this today was another affirmation of what direction we are going is definitely the one God has chosen for us. Thank you for sharing your faith and encouragement with us. Ann

  2. Caylen Kyle

    Good evening! I came across your blog while doing some research for some clients I’m working with, and saw that you’ve previously reviewed works by Beth Moore and Priscilla Shirer. Beth and Priscilla both have new books coming out in October called Whispers of Hope and God is able (respectively), and I wanted to see if you might be interested in reviewing one or both. In case you’d like to consider reviewing these I have included additional information about them below.
    Please let me know if you’re interested in reviewing one or both of the books on your blog and I’ll be happy to mail you a copy. We also have copies available for giveaways if you’re interested in hosting one. We’re aiming for reviews to post in October and November.
    I look forward to hearing from you!
    Caylen Kyle

    God Is Able, Priscilla Shirer

    Got an IMPOSSIBLE situation? IMPOSSIBLE. IMPENETRABLE. UNCHANGEABLE. Maybe so . . . until God gets involved. No matter the details of your circumstance, His raw power potential and immeasurable ability refuse to cower in the face of any challenge. Nothing is impossible with God. Nothing. Not even that thing. This is the uplifting, well-reasoned answer from New York Times best-selling author Priscilla Shirer—not a denial of life’s adversities and troubles, but a biblical reminder that God is always up to great things, even when His great things are greater then instant remedies and visible change. He is a God who cares . . . and a God who CAN. Believe it. Experience it. God Is Able.

    Whispers of Hope, Beth Moore

    Scripture tells us to pray without ceasing, but how in the world do we do that? In fact, how should we effectively pray to begin with?

    Best-selling author Beth Moore addresses these practical and pervasive matters in Whispers of Hope by walking readers through an easy to remember and apply method of prayer, coupled with seventy daily devotionals and followed by prompts to put this prayer method into practice.

    Indeed, Whispers of Hope teaches the manifestation process of powerful Word-saturated prayer in response to a daily Bible reading. In turn, you will better understand how devotional reading and prayer are central to a stronger relationship with God.

  3. Sandy Sandmeyer

    Shalene, I received a similar email from Caylen Kyle. I’m wondering if you can confirm that this person is on the up and up. I can’t find any information about this person, but have found a few comments from them when doing a Google search. I’d appreciate you letting me know if I’m working with a real person. Thank you!

  4. melissag71

    I too received a similar email on my other blog and like Sandy have found the the same comment from Caylen Kyle on several blogs. If you girls find out anything please let me know. – Melissa Grimes

  5. Peggy Velosa

    Thank you for your article when mothering is hard and no one sees….. Needed that read tonight.

  6. Mandy

    I recently discovered your blog, and just wanted to say how much your words have touched me. I’m a Christian, but haven’t always been. I experienced a childhood full of abuse and neglect, leaving me angry at God, and wondering if there was even a God at all. There haven’t been many people in my life who have encouraged me to continue my walk with the Lord, especially when issues from my past resurface. Your blog has become a source of renewal for me. I know that whenever I am in need of inspiration or encouragement, your words will speak to me.

    1. shaleneroberts Post author

      Mandy, you bless my heart with your kind words in so many ways! Thank you for your comment. May God continue to reveal Himself to you in powerful ways!


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