About Shelly

Welcome!

I’m so glad you are here.

Join me in sipping a virtual cup of Yorkshire Gold tea in the garden of our London home and let’s get to know each other.

I’m married to H (yes, his name is one letter!), an Anglican minister who resources church planting in the UK and we are the proud parents of two children, Murielle and Harrison. When we aren’t at St. Barnabas Church in Kensington, you’ll find me clicking keys at a desk or walking around the city with my camera, exploring new places and meeting people.

London is the home of my heart but I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, grew up in Oklahoma, and met H in Phoenix, Arizona, the place where we also became parents. In 28 years of marriage and ministry together, we’ve enjoyed living in Arizona, Tennessee, California, Colorado, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

You could say adventure and risk for the Kingdom is in our DNA.

No matter where we live, at the core of our walking-around, everyday life we all want to know we belong, believe we are known, and trust that our life has purpose. Through storytelling and the truth of God’s word, I explore what that means for us here.

I don’t believe that the answers to life come from five-easy-steps but in abiding with the One who created us. In our hurry-up, busy world, choosing rest seems counter-intuitive, yet rest was on God’s heart from the beginning.

Remember. It’s a word I hear often from the mouth of my husband and kids because I am prone to forgetfulness. When God uses remember in the fourth commandment, I believe that word has great significance.  I wrote a book called Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World because we are all prone to forget rest in our busy world.

A few times a month, I hope to help you remember to rest in God’s extravagant love through what I write here. Subscribe to updates and receive free printables and eBook downloads as a thank you gift from my heart. For further reflection and ongoing conversation, follow me on Instagram and join the Sabbath Society.

Because everything is better in community and we cannot reach clarity alone.

Shelly Miller family pic