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 8: Writing Dreams

You have a dream that won't go away. It's sort of a lingering goal, one you may or may not be taking baby steps toward. In this episode, I am talking about those kinds of dreams, the ones that seem impossible or far off, but ones you can't stop thinking about. I talk about a man who won four Olympic gold medals in the 1936 Summer Olympics despite the ridicule faced, despite Hitler's opposition himself. I don't mention Hitler in my podcast, but you can read the whole story written by Jesse Owens, and that link is down below in the "From The Podcast" section. It's a great, easy read, and details how Jesse came to know God. In this episode, I also give my top 3 tips for writers and those who would like to start writing.

From The Podcast:

- Scripture from Psalm 37:3-5, KJV

- Jesse, A Spiritual Autobiography by Jesse Owens (There are a few options to purchase this book used. I'd recommend checking with your local library.)

- A Million Little Ways by Emily P Freeman (At this very moment, this amazing book is on sale! Hooray! Sales don't last long on Amazon, so I'd grab it on sale while you can.)

- Kristin Strong: website and book. (Oh, her book is also on sale, too. It just keeps getting better!)

- Carolyn Hommes: website and 10 Writing Tips For The Beginner guest post. (She doesn't have a book, but she has Instagram, and it's my favorite feed to follow.)

*Note: Affiliate links are included in this post. If you purchase one of these books above, I will receive a small compensation for sharing them here.