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 5: Loving Your Children

 

I don't know about you, but parenting may just be the single hardest calling I've ever taken part in. It doesn't matter the age of your children, every stage comes with difficulties. There are certainly plenty of parenting books out there and everyone has their own styles of raising children and they want to teach you how to be a better parent.

 

In this episode, I'm not teaching you. I'm coming alongside you, hoping to encourage as you love your children well. l will talk about some of the things I've learned as a parent, and I'll give you my Top 10, but I hope as you listen, you remember that I'm a hot mess mama. I don't have this parenting thing figured out. I only know I need God's strength and the support of other parents as I walk through this amazing journey.

 

If you are a parent or guardian, then this episode is just for you.

 

From The Podcast:
Out Of The Spin Cycle by Jen Hatmaker
Merriam Webster: Despise definition
Abraham Lincoln Quote

 

 

 

 

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