Hi, I’m Michelle, although I’m also happy to go by ‘Shell’. I’d love to connect with you on twitter, or on the Intentional Me facebook page.  You can also click over on the sidebar to subscribe to Intentional Me and have posts delivered to your email or favorite reader.


I’m wife to a wonderful, funny guy, who has been by my side for the last 17+ years, and we have two crazy boys. We own a small business, so I’ve been blessed to be able to stay at home with our boys and also work my part of the business from home.  Now that our boys are both in school, I also work part time at our church. Besides being a mom, it’s my favorite job of all time! Everyday life can be pretty crazy, and there many days where I feel flat out overwhelmed.  I believe it’s important to maintain a positive attitude & perspective on life.  I’m calm & quiet, an introvert…I hate small talk, but love a good deep conversation… and a recovering perfectionist. I am far from perfect, but I’m working to clear out the clutter in our lives, toward a life of order and simplicity, so that I can enjoy more of my time with my three favorite guys.

Online, I’m a contributing editor to the Must Love God community.  I’m one of the Hosts/Planners of The Declare Conference here in DFW, and you can find me in a little bit of this e-book on Amazon: Be Free.  Life is good!


I’m so glad to have you here!  I know that there are many things you could be doing with your time, and your choice to spend even a tiny bit of your valuable time here at Intentional Me is something for which I am truly thankful. Having you as a reader is a blessing and inspiration.  I know there are lots of other women/moms out there struggling with the same things I am.  I’m here, posting, writing, and praying…. for you. Feel free to contact me at intentionalme {at} gmail {dot} com at anytime. It’s my hope and prayer that sharing my journey to be intentional, figure out what works, and learn the ‘art’ of  truly living, might help you on your own journey.

My Inspiration and Promise:

My husband once told me something along these lines: “If you put as much time and effort into everything as you did this {relay for life} team, you could really do something amazing.”  Those words of his really stuck with me.  He was right. I decided that putting my whole self, and ALL of my best effort, into my family and friends, into our REAL LIVES, was a worthy goal.

I’m being intentional with my time,

my choices,

my faith,

my actions,

my joy

…for them

And I’m blogging to share the journey,

to encourage, inspire and challenge…


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SomeGirl November 19, 2010 at 9:19 AM

I have NO doubt God is going to do (and has been doing) AMAZING things through you!!! Thanks for sharing your journey here with us! xoxo


Michelle November 19, 2010 at 9:24 AM


Aww…thanks girl! You know I wouldn’t be doing this without you, so thank YOU!


Amy April 16, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Hi Michelle,
Just stopped by to get to know a fellow Relevant attendee.


Hazel Moon May 31, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Oh that is terrible to be rear ended and robbed all on the same day! Glad you were not hurt too bad. Emotional hurt is sometime worse. Be well !


Kim January 17, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Hi – Stumbled over here from another blog, and just have to say – you got me! God is also working on me with being intentional and knowing I’m already enough. Such a delicate balance, right, but I’m so thankful for His unending guidance. Looking forward to reading more!


Michelle January 17, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Welcome! Makes me happy to meet a fellow traveler on this “Intentional” journey. It definitely is a delicate balance. What a great way to describe it! I look forward to getting to you know you. Thanks for taking the time to say Hello!


Susan February 21, 2013 at 7:46 PM

I just found your blog today. I love it. My blog has short inspirationals too but I really love your presentation. It made your post really easy to read. I have four small children and so I appreciate not being bogged down by long paragraphs, etc I liked your facebook so I don’t forget to come back. I also am listing your linky in my linky list.


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