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Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by my site! I suspect you’re here because you have a desire to grow in your faith — I do too!

About This Ministry

Our faith is meant to be fruitful. Like the ancient pomegranate, life might bump and bruise us on the outside, but once our outer layers are peeled back, seeds of hope, joy, and life pour forth, offering the world and those around us the fruit of abiding faith in Jesus.

But what if we feel dried up? Used up? Shriveled and lifeless? Rather than wasting away in disappointment or discouragement, we break up our fallowed hearts. We look to Jesus to see how to do the hard work of sowing seeds of faith, nurturing them with the Living Water. We let our roots anchor us in God’s love and allow ourselves to break-forth in the Son, growing stronger with each passing season.

Friend, please know it’s my sincerest hope to cultivate your curiosity about all facets of faith so, together, we can root deeper in Jesus and flourish for Him in the world.

About Me

My husband of 30 years and I recently re-planted ourselves in Texas, the state we spent our growing-up years, after living the last 20 years in Oklahoma where we raised our three sons. Since the three of them stayed in Oklahoma, I find myself in a brand new season — I’m an empty-nester! 

I started life as a teacher, but as my family grew, I stayed home with the boys, discovering how ill-equipped I was for parenting. So much to learn! Always. Somewhere along the way, my volunteering at church turned into a career. My 16 years on staff at New Covenant in Edmond, OK taught me much about faith and making this relationship with Jesus a priority. His hope for us is eternal life AND life abundant now. How fun to uncover with you what that abundant life looks like!

Taking advantage of my new season of life, I’m now writing full-time. And, I’m so honored you’re joining me on this adventure!

In Him, Shelley

Cultivating curiosity. Living fruitful lives.

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