Guide Mother

Photo by Matthew Paul Turner

Miz Shelby guest blogging from Guatemala.     Over half a dozen children sit quietly at the small wooden table. They all look younger than five. We are gathered at the home of Marta, a Madre Guía or Guide Mother, to watch the women prepare and serve lunch to their children. Just steps away, Marta [Read More...]

A Ministry Born of Pain

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  It’s Miz Shelby here again. I’m guest posting today from Guatemala City, where I’m on a trip with World Vision. Come back all week for more updates from this adventure in Guatemala. I called him. I’d been meaning to do that all weekend. It was late. Almost too late to call, but he answered. [Read More...]

The Biscuit & Black Coffee Outlaw

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Sunday morning started with four cups of flour and Mama’s biscuit-cutter. There are two things my kids love better than anything — my biscuits and my carrot cake. The carrot cake is complicated to make. The biscuits are easy. So easy, in fact, the making of them calms me, transports me back to the Appalachian [Read More...]


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