Apr 05

Caked On

By shellyhuey | Prayer Update

Sometimes when I travel I need to rent a car. Usually I stick with the same company because over many years, their service and experience has proven to be the best.

But this time I was willing to take a risk, because my last rental a few weeks ago from this trusted agency was absolutely horrible.

The entire experience was the worst I’ve ever had.

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Mar 23

Double Double

By shellyhuey | Victory Update

Pretty much the only drive thru that I sneak into on a rare occasion is In & Out. Their double double cheeseburgers are to die for. Anyone that has experienced one knows why they are all the rage. Every In & Out I drive past has a huge line of cars.
It doesn’t matter what time of day it is. People are willing to wait.
Because they know it’s the best burger in town.Continue reading

Feb 23

Holey Roof

By shellyhuey | Uncategorized , Victory Update

We have a set of beautiful French doors in our bedroom. It’s great having them open so the fresh breeze can flow in. However, with unpredictable “cold” weather, the doors stay closed, most of the time. A stale and musty smell became more and more evident. Yuck. We had no choice but to open the doors to let the room air out. Within the hour the corrupt smell dissipated. The recent downpour of rain managed to pound through holes in our roof and seep into our walls. We were clueless our roof had holes. Our roof looked great! Who Knew? But inside revealed a different story.

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Jan 26

Tagged Out

By shellyhuey | Uncategorized , Victory Update

The street I grew up on was filled with dozens of kids, of all ages. We could go outside, any time and immediately find friends to participate in a baseball or football game. As the sun went down, we all knew our parents would open the door and call us in for supper. After supper, we couldn’t wait to go back outside to play. Our favorite game at night was called Ghost in the Graveyard. A frightening name for Hide and Seek, and a perfect setting for us kids. We wore dark clothes, so that no one could see us, or tell us apart.Continue reading

Jan 12

Killer Dog

By shellyhuey | Uncategorized , Victory Update


Many years ago we were fortunate to get a Rottweiler puppy. We named her KD.

KD stood for Killer Dog. KD really was the polar opposite of her name. The kids were very little and the innocent puppy was very gentle with them. We knew that we had to train her quickly, as she was growing fast. One of my favorite things to do was to go on a walk with our double stroller. I plopped the kids into their seats and strapped them in, baby in the back and the toddler in the front. Of course, KD wanted to come with us. I had a long leash and decided to train KD to walk right next to the stroller.  I cinched up her leash so she stayed in close.  As she got bigger, I had no choice but to wrap her leash around my waist, because she was getting stronger and harder to manage. But she didn’t seem to mind, and stayed the course. KD got encouragement from me and the kids would gently pat her back. She would occasionally sneak a kiss on the kids when we stopped for a break. We were quite the crew.Continue reading

Jan 04


By shellyhuey | Uncategorized , Victory Update

Sometimes you get the honor to be with someone who has recently
Experienced true loss.
Loss that is relational. Loss that is financial. Loss that is physical.
It really doesn’t matter. Loss is loss.
Gripping sadness. Overwhelming fear of the future.
Heartbreaking death. Tragic devastation.
You may not be able to exactly relate.
Because your losses are different.
But you get the privilege to look deep into the eyes of someone who has lost greatly.Continue reading

Sep 30

Chopped Up

By shellyhuey | Uncategorized , Victory Update

Prepping for last nights chopped salad required thought and planning on my part.

I opened my refrigerator door, (I knew what I had in there), but hoped something new would magically appear and save me from a trip to the store. I had a sneaking feeling there would be a problem and just knew something would be missing.

So, I started to take careful inventory.Continue reading