Shelly’s Blog

The intersection of storytelling, biblical truth, conversation, and beautiful images. My goal is to help you think differently about life.

Lent, Sabbath

4 Reasons Why You Need a Sabbath Journey for Lent

On Christmas morning, tucked into our stockings, H and I opened the gift of a one-hour massage from his mother, Geri. A gift she purchased from a friend at church because the word was getting around:  the masseuse is good, and she works from home. We were giddy. What a fantastic gift! Geri...


New for You to Start a New Season

At 6 o’clock in the evening, I leave my cozy house, walk past women wearing silky dresses parading into a hotel, and join the masses on the tube in London. I arrive at Tottenham Court and walk to Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross. Up each of the five floors, stopping intermittently to peruse...


The (Painful) Truth about Transition

My thoughtful husband gifted me with a new camera for my birthday—a Canon M50. He researched all the options, compared prices, asked me questions about preferences, weighed pros and cons, and finally made the purchase that led me into transition. He tracked the delivery online, texted when the...

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