What can I tell you about me?
Well, I’ve been married to a wonderful woman for 28 years, and I feel very blessed for it!
I have more days behind me than I have in front of me, but I’m okay with that. I am grateful for each and every day that The Almighty gives me on this beautiful earth He created. I have been writing this blog, “MikeShanta.com”, previously called “YourSpiritMindandBody.com”, going on five years now, and my passion for writing about relationship with God has not waned.
The more I read and study the scriptures, the more I realize that a life apart from God is meaningless and empty, with only fleeting moments of happiness that are unsustainable.
I’ve never been an executive of a company, I haven’t written a best-selling book, “as of yet, anyway”. I went to school for both Business and Computer Programmer; and I ended up working construction, front desk of a hotel, cleaning, maintenance, and whatever else I needed to do to put food on the table. But, with God as my Rock, I have learned to find peace and contentment no matter what my job or life situation was.
I’ve done my fair share of stupid things in life, and I have done some pretty good things as well. I’ve had my ups and I’ve had my downs. I have never had everything I wanted, but I have always had everything I needed. Thank you LORD!
I’ve lived, I’ve loved and I’ve learned a lot of things along the way. Some of the really important things I’ve learned are:
- A life apart from the Almighty, is no life at all
- Don’t sweat the small stuff, “thanks, Sue”
- Self is not the focal point of the Universe
- It truly is better to give than receive
- To have a friend you must be a friend
- True beauty is found on the inside, and not the outside
- The ability to love and to forgive is paramount to a happy life
So, why did I create MikeShanta.com?
I created it to take my three greatest passions; my love of God and his truth, my love for his people, and my love of writing; and share them with the world.
I am not a psychologist, psychiatrist or counselor, so please do not consider anything I write as “professional advice”. I do however feel inspired and lead to write the things I do, and pray that you find and take away some helpful nuggets from those things.
If you ever want to comment, have a question, or if there is a topic you’d like me to write about, please feel free to contact me at mike (at) MikeShanta (dot) com.
May God bless you as you walk in covenant with Him!