Author Archives: Shellie

About Shellie

Welcome ~ I am a mom, a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter, a dreamer and a writer. But most of all I am a woman of faith - I have a deep longing to know and love....God.

Advent Week 4 ~ More Love for the Hurting

I’ve been looking forward to this Sunday in the Advent season. Today we focus our minds and hearts on love. It seems like reflecting on the love of God through Jesus is its own little wrapped gift after working through … Continue reading

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Advent Week 3 ~ More Joy for the Hurting

This morning in church as I looked out over the congregation singing “Joy to the World”, I was struck by the number of people who are in very hard places. Many have lost loved ones this past year, some very … Continue reading

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Advent Week 2 ~ More Peace for the Hurting

When our first child was a baby, he was what you might call a “good sleeper”, meaning he fell asleep with little encouragement and then usually slept through the night. And not only was he a good sleeper, (and perhaps … Continue reading

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Advent Week 1 ~ More Hope for the Hurting

Today is the first Sunday in the 2022 Advent season, and I was blessed to spend a portion of it in a place of worship that has become home and with people whom I love. I watched as my pastor/husband … Continue reading

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Mountains and Marathons….

There are certain days throughout each year that are noted, observed and joyfully celebrated. My first child, Joseph Brett Warren, greeted the world on July 9, 1988, and though he’s been gone from this earth five years now, we (along … Continue reading

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Love for the Hurting ~ Advent Four

And just like that….it’s Christmas Eve! Before we know it the decorations that were put up only weeks or days ago (or in my case, yesterday!) will be wrapped up and packed away for another year. But while we’re still … Continue reading

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Joy for the Hurting ~ Advent Three

Joy for the hurting. Joy……for the hurting….  Joy…. Um…seriously? Hardly seems fair, does it? And trust me, I can feel you across the bits and pixels and bytes (I have no idea what those things are – they just sound … Continue reading

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Peace for the Hurting ~ Advent Two

A couple of years ago the vicar and I spent a cold and snowy December weekend at Yosemite National Park. We arrived late in the evening on a starless night that was very, very dark. I’m not speechless very often … Continue reading

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Hope for the Hurting ~ Advent One

There are times when you know something makes no sense – that you can’t possibly – that there is absolutely no time – that it wouldn’t be up to your standards – that (fill in whatever excuse handed to God … Continue reading

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Giving Up Fear

Tonight marks the fourth of the forty days before Easter commonly referred to as “Lent.”  And I’m not writing a daily Lenten blog….and that feels….strange. I first began the blog site discoverlentwithme.com in 2012 in response to a challenge from … Continue reading

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