About Shelby Hughes

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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S2E7: 10 Ways To Create Stillness

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 will be a blur, so I want to have moments where I take in this one life I'm living in the present, not somewhere down the road. I want to breath deeply, to seek the beauty of holiness, to calm the worry over things not being exactly how I'd like, and to simply "be."

In this episode, I'm sharing 10 ways that I create stillness in my life. Some are ways that help bring my focus back to God, and some are ways that allow me to gain perspective to enjoy the here and now.

I'd love to hear how you create stillness. Let me know in the comments!