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Sister Interview: Shannan Martin

Shannan Martin says she found her voice in the country and her story in the city. A mom of four, married to a jail chaplain, Shannan spends her days among her neighbors, finding God’s purposes right where she is. An inspiration to all of us to look right around us and see who needs care, this interview is a don’t miss for the sisterhood.

We talk with Shannan about the adoption of her children, especially her oldest son Robert, how Twitter has changed her life, her award winning salsa, and how being with her neighbors keeps her grounded. A woman who not only looks for evidence of God right where she is but also opens her heart and mind to learn about what is right and true. Shannan inspires us to be willing to change our ideas and our understanding of how the world works.

We are certain you will feel a kinship with Shannan. She is honest about what it means to re-evaluate your framework and to be humble in the process. An episode for any woman who is willing to face her neighbors, see their realities, and stand with them in the process.

You can connect with Shannan on her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

You can listen to this episode on iTunes.

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Things you heard mentioned on this episode:

Sandra Maria Van Opstal

Twitter follow recommendations: Tasha Morrison, Jonathan Brooks, Carlos Rodriguez, Helen Lee, Kathryn Freeman, Kaitlin Curtis, Lisa Sharon Harper

Shannan’s new book The Ministry of Oridnary Places: Waking Up to God’s Goodness Around You

Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods by Jonathan Brooks

Drop the Stones: When Love Reaches the Unlovable by Carlos Rodriguez

Bigelow Earl Grey tea

Joanna Gaines’ banana bread

Cheesy broccoli potato soup

Crockpot sweet potato curry

Shannan’s award winning salsa recipe

Pioneer woman’s restaurant style salsa


Do you wish you could go on a spiritual retreat to reconnect with God, but you just can’t find the time? Well, Sarah Beth Marr has written a new book that brings the spiritual retreat right to you wherever you are. It’s called, Whispers and Wildflowers: 30 Days to Slow Your Pace, Savor Scripture & Draw Closer to God. Over 30 days, Sarah journeys with you in her lyrical and inspiring writing, refreshing your heart and reviving your spirit. It’s the perfect remedy for a winter slump. Learn more about Whispers and Wildflowers at sarahbethmarr.com. Available wherever books are sold.


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