about

hi there!

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welcome to the place where we discover how to live out the Gospel in the places we call home.

for me, my roots can be found in texas, georgia, louisiana, alabama, missouri, and california. there’s no mistaken on my journey, that if i’ve lived there, i made “home” as quick as possible to feel settled and sane. i’ve tried to leave a part of me in each place as my roots are uprooted, a part of me that left impact. though not always the story. each home contributes to the next home. suburbia feels normal until city living becomes the new normal.

wherever you live…

wherever you are on the faith journey…

i am discovering right along with you how to weave together faith and home. I am sharing my story with each post, each page full of purpose and influence — all so that you will pick up the story God is writing for your life and live it out too!

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this is us.

in this season of life, we are in this journey together – hand in hand. it’s our responsibility to train our kids in the way they should go and enjoy life along the way. to model grace and love and lead by example. to speak truth and listen. to create a safe haven of home and give room for vulnerability and understanding of each other and our world.

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 elijah, samuel, asher our boys. kavita our brave daughter from india. they are stair steps apart. best of friends. they can transform from baseball players to Jedi knights to pajama monsters. and she’s right there with them. we see our kids who are resilient, talented, and unique. we know God has a plan and purpose for their lives. together they make a great team. apart they are leader, nurturer, warrior and compassionate one. watch out world…

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i can’t imagine sharing this life with anyone else.

married in 2000, ben and i have journeyed down many roads that have taken us literally to texas, louisiana, alabama, missouri, and california. we have walked along the path with teenagers, college students, young adults, and families. we continue to share our story of God’s grace and love to cross paths for a brief time or extended time with others. we planted epic church san francisco in 2010 and it’s been the best step of faith ever! we try our best to treat each day as a gift from God and by doing so we embrace each friendship, each relationship, each moment. woven together, this is our life. and while we are here on this earth, we will live it to the fullest.

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writing is a joy.

it’s an overflow of my heart. i write about many things, but it all comes full circle to living with intentionality and purpose.  to save you a step and to add to your inbox, i invite you to subscribe to my posts via RSS or email. i also let my friends and followers know when i’ve posted and what it’s about. i’m shauna malcom pilgreen on facebook and shaunapilgreen on twitter and shaunapilgreen on instagram. plain and simple.

i write on parenting, adoption, marriage, strategic living, and church planting. if it doesn’t fit a category, it fits under stories because all of life is one anyway. i write simple and with words that flow from a learning, grateful, yet stubborn heart. i’m not waiting until the kids get older or life to get easier to write. my posts are written in the “thick of it.” that’s where growth and change happen the most.

these posts give you a little more insight into my story…

school {an investment} we are a public school family investing in our school community in the city. why every day is important and what you and your kids do matter.

saddam {it’s more than a sponsorship} why we love a child who lives far from us and at the same believing God has special plans for his life.

memorizing {a spiritual discipline} if there’s one thing i want to do well is having a wealth of His Scriptures, His promises hidden in my heart that rise to my heart at a moment’s notice. how i’m practicing this discipline of memorizing and the system i use.

learning of our daughter a post that documents our first learning of our daughter in india.

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if i might add…

i’m a pastor’s kid. lived my childhood in camilla, georgia. i love experiencing all 4 seasons of the year. i’m emotionally nostalgic by storing memories and reliving them out of pure joy. i think jekyll island, georgia is the best little island in the world. i’d travel anywhere with my husband and we’re attempting it as often as we can. i’m learning to love taking risks a.k.a. big steps of faith. i get a thrill out of ziplining. in my nostalgic state of mind, i’d be anne of green gables. if today were my last day to live, i’d live it right where i am and love and give every bit of me to everyone around me.