Shelly approaches 2015 with new vision focus and a coming out of a transitional time in ministry. With the upcoming release of her new album titled “Resurrection” Shelly dives full force into a season of going where God sends her to fulfill Isaiah 61 and the binding up of the brokenhearted. “Resurrection” has a very personal meaning in her life that God has now commanded her to take to the ends of the earth. The messages He placed deeply in her heart through a valley season now birth stories of His mercy in storms, His heart for the broken, and His call for His people to return to Him.
“Resurrection” is the 3rd full length and long awaited album after her last full album release, Under the Shadow of Your Wings, in 2008. For a season Shelly focused on ministering to young girls at racetracks, church events, and locally in after school clubs. Her latest album is a 14 song release that will include previous single releases such as “Hush Little Baby” and “Come.” “Each song on Resurrection is very different. The images visibly noted on the cover portray mountains and valleys. Mountains and valleys sing unique melodies and messages resonating from the heart of Christ. At times we dance before Him as He displays His Crazy Good ways…and at other times He allures us to a wilderness to speak tenderly to us and teach us how to See What Father Sees. “Resurrection” is a story of personal “rising up again” from a season of sorrow and trials, while also rejoicing lavishly in the many ways Christ reveals Himself in the mountain and valley seasons. “A lesson I now go to share is that mountains and valleys do not exist one without the other..it takes both to grow in intimacy with Christ and both are required to understand what it means to surrender all…”
Publications & Books
Her ministry publication Drama Queen Magazine was the first of her writing and publishing projects beginning in 2010 that God would use to enlarge her territory beyond songwriting . While Drama Queen Magazine highlights Drama Queens for the King around the globe and their testimonies of Christ in their lives, God has since expanded her into further publications. Her last released magazine publication breathes the first of many poetic devotionals titled From My Closet to Yours. Scheduled for a January print is The Big Girl’s Little Girl Book and Feb/March , The Silent Cry in partnership with Refuge of Light, a ministry restoring girls rescued from human sex trafficking. Shelly is currently completing her latest writing projects, Rebuilding the Ruins, and a children’s book, The Little Flower. Accompanying her album release of “Resurrection” will be the first of a series affectionately titled, Songbook, sharing the stories, scriptures, and deep heart lessons behind each song she has written. Future issues will include songs she has recorded and others never seen before.
In 2015 Shelly has partnered with Refuge of Light (ROL) to offer a Club for at-risk girls in their Grounds for Justice Coffee Shop location in Tyler Texas.
Shelly also holds a local support group for “Wounded Spirits” needing a safe place to heal from brokenness. A place of fellowship and encouragement in the Lord. Her heart is to see Christ complete full healing so they can arise again to step into their callings and then too go share of His faithfulness in their own lives.
What We Believe
The Bible is the inspired and inerrant word of God. That all scripture is “God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. “…All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and the wages of sin is death. That “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, Jesus Christ, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus Christ is “the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father but by Him. God “is patient, not wanting any to perish but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9) There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, atoning death on the cross, bodily resurrection, ascension to the Father and His personal return in power and glory.
The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and are redeemed through His blood; and that the church has been commissioned by Christ to go into all the world proclaiming the Gospel to all peoples everywhere (Mark 16:15). In the resurrection and final judgment of both the saved and the lost, the saved to everlasting life in heaven and the lost to everlasting damnation in hell.
Marriage is God-ordained. “The creator made them male and female, and said, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh” (Matthew 19:4-5). Marriage is to be an exclusive relationship, a lifelong faithful union between a man and a woman. This relationship between a husband and wife should parallel the relationship between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:23-30).
Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of sinful man; a person must experience a spiritual rebirth. Man is drawn unto salvation by the Spirit of God. Only through the power of the Holy Spirit is the Christian able to live a more godly and holy life. (Rom. 10:12-13, Eph. 2:8-10, Titus 2:11, Titus 3:4-8, Rom. 8:16, Eph. 4:24, Titus 2:12) The Holy Spirit is the Promise of the Father, the Comforter who indwells and places every believer in the Body of Christ, bestows spiritual gifts upon the Church and convicts the world of sin and the judgment to come. The Indwelling of the Spirit is scriptural that while all believers are in-dwelt by the Spirit of God (Romans 8), we believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a definite endowment of power for service and is separate from conversion.
We have been “baptized by one Spirit into one body” (1Corinthians 12:13) and recognize the value and equality of all members of the body of Christ. We are “all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:29) Christ Jesus has a unique plan and purpose for EVERY life and that He desires to use each willing heart profoundly in the Kingdom. Each day was planned before we were even one day old. (Psalm 139, Jeremiah 29:11)