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

Episode 17: The End Of Ourselves with guest Emily Allen


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 focus on her children after feeling stretched too thin. I talk briefly about what the Bible teaches us about coming to the end of ourselves, but then we segue into what the Bible says about making time for ourselves as well. Grab some coffee and maybe a bible. While I didn't reference the scripture mentioned in the podcast, I've included them here in the show notes. Also, you will find a link to Kindred Mom that includes a freebie when you sign up! 


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Scripture References:

2 Timothy 4:7-8

1 Peter 5:6

Matthew 16:24-26

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Ephesians 5:29


Emily Allen:

Kindred Mom


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