Friday, December 15, 2006

christmas 2006

so...i just moved into my new place - i love it - i am going to be starting a lot of projects i've postponed for so long - some paintings i owe some people... :) and organizing the photography i have - along with making more jewelry and such to keep my contacts in the local stores and love on them. It's been neat to see those relationships begin and grow as i deal with them differently than other artists they are used to dealing with. i've got my desk set up at my house - oh and i'm making the spare room a studio that local musicians can use - tomorrow i'm picking paint colors - i could probably use some help with that if anyone would like to join me. i have a christmas tree that is has rainbow lights - and a random assortment of a few ornaments that i have - it is from my church - they were giving some away last year after the christmas musical - and apparently i got there too late to grab a white lighted tree - but this one is unique - it definitely has it's own flair - my parents have always had a rainbow lit tree - so it's kind of welcoming and really heart-warming in it's own little scrawny way.
i'm grateful.

Saturday, November 25, 2006


i'm moving ... now - ha - i need help - please come over. haha
i'm serious - no really... seriously - please stop reading and come to my house
i need you.

Friday, November 03, 2006


we have been having a great time - it's been so exhausting though - the process has moved slower than expected and we are recognizing that our role here isn't only in recording but God has us here to encourage some other brothers and sisters in Him and to encourage them to press on - so we are excited that the Lord has made that clear and we are doing all we can to follow as He leads - we are done with studio time for the week and are now a little further south in Mansfield, TX leading worship for a D-Now weekend for a youth group here - this is fun - but honestly we are so tired - and we have a lot coming up still - pray for renewal and energy - :) we love and miss you guys!
i've been so encouraged by the e-mails i've received - thanks for your prayers!
enjoy the pictures! (oh! and we went trick-or-treating with the boys and saw the coolest pumpkin ever - that's in the pictures)

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Saturday, October 28, 2006


hey everyone - we are in texas right now - recording our new record...ha - welll we aren't quite recording yet - we are still finishing up a few songs - but the Lord is bringing it together - Joel (our producer and friend) and his sweet family have welcomed us to stay with them in their home for the extent of the time we are here - we will get to hang out with the kids a few nights so he and his wife can get out of the house - love it! the kids are great! they have 2 5-year-old twin boys and 1 3-year-old and they are so smart and funny - it's so much fun!
we will be going to church with them tomorrow and resting a bit i'm sure - then we'll dive deep into the recording process 1st thing on Monday - please keep us in your prayers as we desire this record to encourage our brothers and sisters to walk worthy at all times of life - to not be afraid of suffering - to rejoice at all times in sincerity - and to cling to Christ (as our hope is in the fact that He clings to us - and His grip will not fail).
so press on :)
walking with you :):):)

Thursday, October 26, 2006

we'll miss you patti. (see you at Christmas...) :)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Recording... and life...

so even though that sounds like a really deep title - i'm just giving you guys an update :)
mike and i leave to record the second original smb cd (hopefully we are changing the name of the band - i don't like it) haha - anyway - we leave early friday morning to fly to dallas - record - lead worship for a youth camp in dallas - go back in the studio and record some more - and then we'll fly back, Lord willing, Nov. 8 - we play the night of the 8th at Refuge at Providence - i work on the 9th - then we lead worship for Metamorphosis on the 10-12 - then i'm finding a new place to live - i got an extension on my lease at the house i live in now til the end of November - they aren't quite ready to sell it yet - so that's a huge blessing - if you know of any places please let me know :)
i think that's mostly all - please pray that the Lord expands our creativity and that i am vulnerable in my lyrics and that pride wouldn't keep me from writing anything that i need to say - pray we write truthful things and that we are honest and biblical in the songs.

thanks guys - keep in touch while we are gone! i miss you people.

Friday, October 06, 2006

pass the torch...

i love the fall - the leaves changing - i love the temperature then - i hate the cold air that hits me when i get out of the shower! AH! - i love hoodies - and pajama pants - i love all pants - not really a fan of shorts - peas taste really good to me - i really like cotton candy :) - i LOVE being outside, beach, mtns, my front porch, doesn't matter - just outside - phone calls make me feel special - mail makes me feel loved - singing is fun, i get lost in music sometimes - i have too many pictures - probably because i take too many pictures - i need to purge a lot of stuff - i want to move away from raleigh someday - i would love to travel and see more of the world - i can't wait for heaven - i struggle with self-discipline - my sin makes me really sad - Christ is my joy - i have 2 sisters, 1 brother - 1 brother in law - 1 niece, 1 nephew - my family isn't perfect but we have learned unconditional love - (they have to put up with me) - in high school i was on the tennis team - and on the swim team - butterfly was my best stroke - i love to dance - i've danced in the rain before - it was wonderful - i love the rain - and getting wet - i don't like sitting in front of computers too long - tazo passion tea tastes really good - an iced vanilla latte with extra vanilla is my favorite fru fru coffee drink - i love gas station brand French Vanilla Cappuccinos - i like getting dirty - and don't really mind staying dirty for a while... ha - i am moving soon (in raleigh still) - not sure where - God knows - i wish He'd tell me - i wish i was with Him and loved Him even more than I do - i love Him a lot - i'm in a band :) - i am writing songs now for the next cd - still not done - going to record in 2 weeks - stressed - i like hugs - i love my friends - i'm not sure how i feel about getting older - i like to snowboard - i'm scared of ski lifts - i have a fear of falling - skateboarding looks cool - i can't really stand on one - i like to make others happy - i love to laugh - my mom and lil sis are coming up tomorrow to love on me :):):) praise the Lord.

i am passing the torch to .... emily!

Monday, September 11, 2006


well, the past couple days we've done some shows - it's been fun - we played in the courtyard of colonial before they opened the doors for the shane and shane show - a few familiar faces came early to see us - it was nice to see some familiar faces - especially since it was local - we play a lot in other places with all unfamiliar faces and have gotten used to that to some extent - but i just always like to play locally - with the support of my friends and people that really know who i am - i don't feel like i'm fighting a front - it's nice.
anyway - and tonight we played at ncsu's bsu - and there was a guy there that was at an FCA high school leadership retreat we led worship for a few years ago - He was so encouraging and told us he had listened to our cd so much and was ready for the new one - (we are too by the way!)
so that's the new news! we are going officially to record in late October. I can't wait! i'll keep ya posted :)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Jill Phillips is playing at Colonial on the 27th at 7 pm
it's free - who wants to come with me?

Saturday, July 29, 2006


so tonight i turned on the tv and flipped through the channels a bit to see if there was anything good on...and yes, my friends, HEE HAW saved the day - i used to watch that with my family - southern living at it's best. i hadn't seen or thought about that tv show in soooo long! it's just corny funny - so as i was watching i thought about another show with that guy from full house - he'd always say "cut it out" and then this annoying girl would screech "eie eie" - does anyone remember that show? i can't remember the name - maybe it was called "cut it out" - but i don't think so.


Seth and Kelly Palmer (my close friends from college) welcomed their new little boy into the world on Wednesday afternoon!
These pictures are from their online photo album - I will be visiting them soon to take some of my own - I can't wait to hold that little guy!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Raleigh Rescue Mission Needs Coffee

I was visiting the Raleigh Rescue Mission website and saw that one of their URGENT NEEDS is coffee - decaf and regular - I know a lot of people who work for Starbucks and Caribou, and I figure if you aren't one of those people, that you know some people too - also, there are ways to order mass amounts of cheaper coffee either online or at sams club or whatever - So let's help the Raleigh Rescue Mission and gather as much coffee as we can for them - Drop off your donations at the receptionist office at Providence and just tag it "Shelly Moore - Raleigh Rescue Mission" as soon as you can - and we will get your donations to them!
If you are part of a sunday school class, this might be a great thing for your class to go in on together.
Thanks for your help in advance!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

so...i know it's been a while - i've been off leading worship with mike at youth camps - it's been a lot of fun - i've seen the Lord work in such magnificent and mysterious ways in the lives of some of the youth, the youth workers, and even me. i know what you are thinking ... "even you...right" - yep - it's been a long time comin - God is so gracious to continue to love me through all the sin he continues to reveal to me - i just hope that I am not wasting His time revealing it by returning to it. So, that's my prayer, that I would know true repentance to the honor and glory of His name. He gives me joy, let me not cover it. He gives me love, let me not stifle it. He gives me peace, let me not control it. He gives me life in Christ, let me delight in it. Please hold me accountable to this brothers and sisters. I need you.

I need you like water like breath like rain - haha
k - now's where i get dumb and start singing in my head like lee ann rhymes (sp?) -

anyway - there is another great story i'd like to share as well - there was an incredible girl i met at one of the youth camps - she's 15 - she knows the Lord and loves Him - i was encouraged by her love for people and her joy in Him - she was learning so much at the camp and toward the end of the week she called her mom to check up on her family and found out that her aunt had passed on just an hour before - this was very unexpected news - but ironically great news - as her aunt lived her life before the Lord - and delighted in His service - so i had the privilege to explain more about death and God's power over it to this girl - what an encouraging conversation - it was amazing and sealed in the rest of the teaching from the week as real and necessary. so good.
God is so good.
He has conquered everything bad - and uses it to His glory - which is our good. amazing don't you think? - i'm still trying to wrap my mind around it - so this is just another rambling from me about our incredible Lord.
let the commenting begin!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

in my spare time - episode 2

emily and i hang out with street vendors in DC :)

Friday, June 02, 2006

JUNE 3rd has changed to JUNE 10th

FACIALS AND MAKEOVERS JUNE 10th at my house @ 10am! - Let's see who can come - We found out at the last minute that we had enough people for the 3rd but we didn't have enough notice on those confirmations for my sister to still plan to come - so let me know asap if you can come and we'll make sure to give her enough notice so she can plan for childcare and such... love you girls! Hope you can come.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

June 3rd!! Facials :)

Calling all girls - my sister just joined up with Mary Kay and is of course an amazing rep - she wants to throw a party here in Raleigh and I am going to host it at my house on June 3rd. I have no clue how many people might be interested in this - but the invitation is open to all - I just need a response for 2 things - 1. let me know if you can come at all... and 2. let me know what time works better for you 10 am? or 3pm?

if there is an even split or enough interested in both times, then we will just throw 2 parties :)

if you are a boy reading this and know of girls that might be interested, please pass along the info and have her respond here or call me so that i can plan for numbers :)
thanks everyone!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Dave Barnes Concert

tonight at Cats Cradle in Chapel Hill - i think it's at 8 - come if you want :)

Monday, April 24, 2006


thanks for all of your helpful comments on my last post - i think i may be more organized than i thought - but i think my goal is to be like my sister, shannon - man! she is on top of things! she does not keep old clothes around that she doesn't wear anymore...she keeps the house looking great - she loves the LORD! she loves her husband and family in a way that is just beautiful to watch - and she's now an amazing mary kay rep (speaking of...i will probably be hosting mary kay party at my house soon for shannon - i'd love for all you girls to come and meet my sis! we'll all have facials and makeovers - haha - let me know who is interested - you can comment here or e-mail me) anyway - i've just been thinking about her a lot the past couple days b/c this past weekend she and her family moved to charlotte - they lived about 25 minutes away for so long! and now i'll have to drive 3 hours - life is so rough in america!
but for real...that's a long way.
whenever anyone is going to charlotte let me know - i want to come. (i'll help pay for gas)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


why do i keep junk e-mail around? i'm not talking about the horrid junk e-mails that come in already sifted...i'm talking about the forwards and the random info junk mails from people i know - i feel bad deleting those - as if they will care?! what is wrong with me - it's not a big deal right? no one cares if i delete that - in fact, people send it for a quick smile and expect deletion, right? i don't know why i feel so bad about deleting it - don't get me wrong - i'm grateful to be on the mailing list - it makes me feel loved :) - it's like someone sent me a letter (which is another thing i have a hard time getting rid of) and i can't toss it b/c someone spent time/money on me - and i feel careless or ungrateful throwing it away - plus it helps me to remember an event - but i just need to get over it and toss things i think - b/c i can know i was grateful without keeping the card or e-mail - now i just have to make the time to do it - to start deleting and go through cards and throw them away - ugh... then i'm going to see all the cards and e-mails and have all the memories - and go through my vicious cycle again - maybe i'll wait and do it tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

what i do in my spare time..episode 1

fight for the rights of the thug nation of raleigh with my clown friend

Sunday, March 26, 2006


so all my friends are on this kick...this running kick.
i have never been great at running - but everyone is getting into it now - it sounds like a lot of fun if i could actually do it - but i've always been a swimmer - unfortunately, there aren't that many year-round pools around here where i can stay in shape - and i know what your next thought is..."well, shelly, good news! the pools are opening now - it's coming on summer time" yes....i'm aware - but yet again - once you are out of the habit of going to work out - the last thing you want to do is put on a bathing suit - haha - yep...i need to learn the art of running - but i think overall - i'd like to get back in the pool soon - swimming is definitely still my favorite.
(but if anyone has any helpful tips for running i'm all ears)


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Identifying with Christ....

in His death, burial and resurrection...
may I present Patti Dwyer, our beloved sister in Christ.
Praise God.

I was blessed to be a witness - what a gift.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

The Wes King Cd

has been released...all the proceeds go to wes and his family... read more at

Friday, March 03, 2006

well last weekend...

i drove to new york to visit an old college friend...

these are the flags flying at ground zero - there were so many tourists there taking pictures - i definitely didn't look like a local at this point.

CUP O NOODLES!!!! love em.

on the way home we stopped for doughnuts and i saw these two dogs in the front seats - they were pretty intimidating.
but not too scary to take their picture :)
fun weekend.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

sorry carrie

Here is a post just for you :)

miss ya.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Night with Nat

Nat and I hung out the other night - and had fun going through old jewelry and separating some beads into baby jars that rebecca bug donated to me :)

sorting out the beads

here is nat, famous foot model, modeling one of my jewelry designs from college - all the beads are only on the top of your foot so it's easy to walk in this or wear it with sandals ... :)

this is me...being me (i'm a dork)

here are all your old baby jars rebecca - they work great for this stuff! i think it's time for me to clean up...

Chip's Birthday Part-ay

Chip's birthday party was fun...a bunch of people went over to the Bugnars and got to spend time with them and sing to Chip :)
Then of course, for all sucessful parties, you have to whip out the old school home movies - Chip was well prepared with videos of his old basketball team (i'm guessing high school?) anyway...
everyone was entertained

here they are getting all excited...

there's chip on the bigscreen!

everyone was amazed by the skills of our fearless college leader...

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Allison's First Qdoba Lunch...

was with me!!!! I know so many of you are probably really fighting jealousy (josh...mike) but it's true....
we had so much fun - i brought my digital camera with me so we could document the occassion for the blogs :)
(i'm such a dork)
allison started making her list of pros and cons as soon as she got there - she will be posting those on her blog which i'm sure will be comment central - get ready for the moes vs. qdoba battle :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Wes King Tribute CD

As some of you know - SMB took a last minute trip to Dallas to record a Wes King song for a tribute cd. Wes King has cancer and all the artists on the record were invited to donate their time to the project - all the funds for the cd go to help Wes and his family during this time....
If you'd like to hear an mp3 sample of the song we recorded for the project, (as well as samples from all the other artists) just click on the banner below

I got to do some "kelly clarkson screaming" on this song - it was fun - but the song isn't exactly that style so it's pushed way back in the mix - you can hear it on the sample - it was so fun to record! i hope ya'll like it :)

The release date for the cd is March 14th - it is being released in the US through and - It is also going to be distributed in Canada, South Africa, Australia and a number of European countries.
pretty fun stuff ... go check out the mp3 samples.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!

For God so loV ed the world,
     That He gA ve
           His onL y
          BegottE n
                   T hat whosoever
     Believeth I n Him
        Should N ot perish,
     But have E verlasting life."

John 3:16

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


prayer is so good - the body of Christ is so necessary - these seem to be foundational lessons i can't get over - and i can't seem to ever fully grasp - i know this is very simple but it's all i have to share with you now - i've been tired and a bit overwhelmed the past few days and God reminded me... "Come all you who are weary, I will give you rest". His promises are there to guide me and comfort me.... oh, how easily i forget...but why do i forget - why would i forget such an amazing love - my sin! ... i am so drenched with my own sin that if i am not consistently in the Word and my sin revealed in the light of His presence, i get lost in the darkness of the plank i am left to stare at - there is no light there - there is no joy there - there is no mercy there....I am in such need of mercy - What a joy it is to know that we who are found in Christ are granted favor with an outpouring of new mercies every morning - i feel i need mercy now more than ever - and faithfully He provides - He has shown me my sin and made a way for my cleansing - and has graciously allowed me entrance into His presence where there is fullness of joy - the abundance of this amazing grace surpasses all abundance i've ever known ... How amazing is our faithful Father...i do not deserve such love.

Valley of Vision

Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly,
Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision,
where I live in the depths but see thee in the heights;
hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold thy glory.

Let me learn by paradox
that the way down is the way up,
that to be low is to be high,
that the broken heart is the healed heart,
that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,
that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,
that to have nothing is to possess all,
that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,
that to give is to receive,
that the valley is the place of vision.

Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells,
and the deeper the wells the brighter thy stars shine;
Let me find thy light in my darkness,
thy life in my death,
thy joy in my sorrow,
thy grace in my sin,
thy riches in my poverty
thy glory in my valley.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

My first time overseas...

ok - i'm sorry to those of you who actually check my blog for not updating it as consistently as you'd like - there's been a lot to update you on - i went to Turkey! beautiful country - not in the "let's vacation there" kind of way - but in the simplicity of life there - there are just fields where you can see no buildings for miles, and orange trees, beautiful mountains - i can't begin to give God's work there justice in my words -the land just seems so pure and unobstructed by human hands - i love it...don't forget to pray for the nations - that the hearts of the people near and far will be unveiled to behold the radiance of the truth and love of Christ...

Friday, January 13, 2006

pay for our next cd :)

well...somehow i've been nominated as best female vocal and mike has been nominated as best male vocal on an independent music site - so funny - but the cool thing about it is if one of us wins, our next cd could be completely paid for by these people!!! so if you want to help and see if we can win to pay for our next cd then go to this site


  • and vote for us

    this round of voting will put the top artists in the semifinals
    and then in feb. we all need to revisit the site to vote again for the final round
    (if we make it that far)
    if you like our music please vote - cds are expensive to make :)
    love ya'll

    Tuesday, January 10, 2006

    Christmas 2005

    I had a wonderful Christmas with my family - Patti celebrated with us - it was a lot of fun

    our tree :)

    dad reading the word before we open gifts on christmas eve

    andy opening his gift - (scooby snacks from me)

    i think he likes it - "yay andy!"

    mama shannon helping sweet faith open her gifts

    she liked my gift to her - a collapsible tunnel thing that she can crawl in - she had a lot of fun in it

    my mom is so pretty isn't she?!
    she loves her oversized santa mug filled with candy

    this was baby jack's first christmas!!!! so cute!

    and of course i can't leave out one of the funniest moments of the night - where patti met spongebob - long lost friends - reunited - she was overjoyed!

    and all is right with the world again....