I grew up in a small cabin built by none other than my parents themselves. They had help here and there, but Dad drew up the blueprint, we moved hundreds of miles away, and they got to work. The home has yet to match the blueprint, but that's no surprise considering that a work of art is never fully finished—just as our lives will never fully finish.

 

I can remember using kerosene lamps for light, washing and drying clothes outside, hand-pumping water, carrying loads of firewood in from the snow, and chinking between each hand-raised log.

 

Change was slow and beautiful and paced. And then, one day, it wasn't.

 

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About Shelby Hughes

2017 Shelby L. Hughes | Greensburg, PA | shelbyhugheswriter@gmail.com

Making The Time Podcast is for those who want to carve out intentional time for the things and people they love. Life is busy, ever-changing, and sometimes plain stressful. How do we slow ourselves to enjoy each moment of our lives? What do we make the time for and why does it matter? In the first season, I'm answering the what's, why's, and how's from my own life. Future seasons will include guests who will tell us how they are making the time. If you are interested in being a guest on Making The Time Podcast, head here to contact me. Otherwise, you can begin listening to Making The Time below or on iTunes or Stitcher

It's the very last episode. Hear about the plans for next season along with the Top 10 moments from this season. I also read some scripture and talk about serving and thankfulness before ending out the season. 

Bethany and I take some time to talk about the Thanksgiving season, and I love her take on serving family and friends within the home, both from a practical standpoint and a spiritual standpoint. We also talk a bit about perfectionism and saying no to it during the hol...

Do you struggle with fear? On today's episode, I'm talking about fear regarding relationship with family and friends. I have come to find that it's in stillness with God where fears are calmed, where I can truly say "it is well with my soul," where I can walk with conf...

In this episode, Megan and I talk about how stillness can be difficult in the busy seasons. Between children and work and projects on their fixer upper, Megan approaches this topic of stillness with honesty. She doesn't have it figured out and neither do I. Does anybod...

Life moves way too quickly. They say the days are long but the years are short, and I wholeheartedly agree. That's why I need stillness, because I don't want to be in such a rush that I miss it all. I already know that one day I'll look back and this season of my life...

For the month of September, we are talking all about stillness on Making the Time podcast! Making time for stillness can be so difficult. There is always so much going on, and if we're not careful, we find that from the moment we rise to the moment we lay down, we have...

Life is hard. Just as we get used to life being one way, something changes. As we end out the theme of endings for the month of August, can we have hopeful vision even if we are facing an ending to one part of our lives right now? On this episode, we answer the when, w...

Parenting is hard and requires sacrifice. Emily Allen, podcast host for Kindred Mom and Mama to six children, talks a bit about what coming to the end of herself looks like as well as how she makes time for herself. You'll hear about how she stopped her business to foc...

In this episode, my husband shares the story of losing his leg to a skiing accident and his dad to cancer all within 10 years. In the continuing of life, I sometimes forget just how much my man has been through. Yet he lives without complaint, works hard, serves in our...

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