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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Episode 13: Trusting Your Story

Each of us have pieces of our story that are hard to tell, pieces that we'd rather forget. But oftentimes, it's those stories that point us toward hope, toward redemption, toward peace. I don't know what pain or suffering has you feeling trapped today. It may be something present or, as presented in this podcast, it may be a story that happened years ago that continues to disrupt your life. I hope this episode reminds you that you can trust your story and entrust your story to God. For those of you who feel like God is angry with you or punishing you, this episode is especially for you.

From The Podcast:

Video by Chris Tomlin

Amazing Grace movie

The Artisan Soul by Erwin Raphael McManus

*Notes: I noticed after recording this podcast that I introduced this episode as episode 12. It's 13. I also called Erwin's book "The Artisan Way." It's definitely "The Artisan Soul." My apologies. We all need a lot of grace, and this just goes to prove that I'm a better writer than speaker.

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