Hi there!  I’m Shawnee Penkacik,  a Jesus loving wife to my husband Jason of twenty-two years. I’m also a mom to our eleven children, an author, a crafter,  and a blogger.  I started my blogging journey back when I homeschooled my five boys. I loved talking about our daily homeschool adventures as a way of chronicling our journey for them when they got older.

My family is larger than most people as I am a mom to nine boys and two girls.  My children range in ages of 20 years of age all the way down to 3 1/2 years of age.  I often hear the questions of,  “Are they all yours?” “Don’t you know what causes that?” and “are you Catholic or Mormon?”

Over the years being a special needs mom has taught me many things.  I have learned to trust the Lord with all that I have, that God is faithful in all things, and I can do all things through Christ who will give her the strength. I know that he will give me whatever I need for the journey each and every day.

I have a passion for encouraging others and sharing with them the truth found in the Word of God.

In September 2017 I launched the Sunshiny Thoughts Podcast. Each broadcast has an encouraging guest, inspiring stories, and great truths from the Word of God. The show runs about an hour and has a take away from every broadcast. It is a reminder to moms not to give up, God loves them, and they are called to do great things.

I know God has great plans for everyone around me and live to share that truth with everyone I know.

Be Blessed and know that the Joy of the Lord is your Strength!!