Another Newbie Hello everyone! My name is Shannon and I am brand new to this site. I am married with two kids, Emily - 12 and Hunter - 8. We also have a chocolate lab - Cooper. We live in Northeast Iowa. In fact, I've pretty much lived in the same town my entire life. Spiritually - I was raised Lutheran (and still am). I accepted Christ into my heart July 23, 2003 and have been trying to learn all I can since. It was under somewhat odd circumstances and I am still struggling with that. As odd as it may sound, I am currently working on learning to pray more - to really talk to God. I hope to get to know all of you better. I think I really have a need for a place like this!