Issue Three : Fall Edition // Launch Day

Our hearts are skipping a beat over the fact that the "Issue Three | Fall Edition" has finally graced the presence of our online followers! This season has been a challenging one to say the least & this issues happening are completely by the grace of God. A huge thank you to all our incredible contributors, your words, images, prayers, and hearts make this magazine come to life and we are so grateful for you. 
“It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.” - Winston Churchill
For we know that this perseverance produces hope, and our hope is that you would be refreshed, encouraged, uplifted, and inspired as you flip through the pages of this issue! Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and let your heart and mind be enlightened.  


Issue Three : Fall Edition // 11.18.13 Update

     The Shine & Soar Magazine "Issue Three : Fall Edition" files have sadly been corrupted due to technical difficulties, the Shine & Soar Team is diligently working away to rebuild this issue as soon as possible. We are so very sorry for the delay! Our NEW LAUNCH DATE is November 22nd. We covet your prayers as we undertake this new challenge, but we are so grateful that Jesus is good all the time and that we our promised rest in His presence! Help us spread the word and change your Facebook cover photo with us!

Shine & Soar Team



Fall Edition Issue 3 Launching 11.18

The whole S&S team has been hard at work prepping for the launch of Issue three next week! Our hearts have been so inspired in this season of life by the concepts of legacy & heritage, and how they intertwine in our lives. Our contributors have been pouring so much love into what they are giving to this edition. We are overflowing with excitement, and hope you guys are too!! 

Launching in 6 days. The Fall Edition - Issue 3. Filled with lots of love, tears and hope.


The S&S Team


When The Going Gets Tough

Life is just plain tough sometimes. You want to curl up in a ball and wish it all away, for it all to stop, for just a moment. But it doesn't. It keeps on chugging sprinting along.

As you can probably guess, this has been the story of the entire Shine & Soar team this semester. We've have been trying to balance a load of classes, midterms, daily devos, online exams, SATs, personal trials, clients, weddings to shoot, jobs, family, and traveling for our businesses. Oh and running a magazine ;) It has been a season full of growth and tears, but we know that this is where we're planted for now and we need to use it wisely.
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. // Romans 5:3-5
I've been clinging on to this verse in this season, knowing that it's not just talking about the bad things that happen to us (e.g. house burning down, losing a friend, parents divorcing, etc.) but the everyday hard things. Working hard for hours on a school project. Staying up late to deliver photos to clients early. Saying no to sweets. Getting outside and running a mile or two. Things we CHOOSE to endure through. Why? Because it grows us, it builds our character. I'm excited to see all the ways I've grown and worked over the semester, but right now it's outright agonizing.

So with that, The Fall Edition | Issue 3 is coming in a few weeks. It will be shorter than our previous issues, but the writers who are in this issue have amazing hearts and voices that I have no doubt are going to encourage you so much, it won't matter.

If you are also going through one of your most stressful and busy seasons in life, keep clinging to Jesus, keep clinging to Jesus, and keep your nose to the grind.

xoxo, Bethany