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Tee Off for Taylor

Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation

Invites you to save the following dates:

May 14th & 15th 2016

At The Course at Eagle Mountain in Batesville, AR

Click HERE for Team Form

For a Couples Golf Tournament Fundraiser With dinner and dancing featuring

music by Pres Ellis & the Lockhouse Band

50/50 raffle, silent auction and sponsored holes.

Taylor McKeen Shelton was the healthy 14 month old son of Wes and Ella Shelton and the grandson of Gary and Verona Bebow and Bill and Becky Shelton. On the night of June 14, 2013, Taylor went to bed and with no warning or reason, he never woke up.

The Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation was established in loving memory of Taylor with a goal of increasing awareness of, and research into the cause of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood incidents by supporting the national SUDC Program.

Join us at: & to learn more about our foundation and to see how you can get involved.

Tournament Brochure will be mailed in early April. For any tournament questions contact the pro shop at 870.612.8000 or

SOHO-Benefit-2-16Shop for a Cause at SOHO Clothiers Proceeds Benefiting the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation Thursday, February 4th! Guest appearance by Barrett Baber @ 6:00PM Please join us in a Shop With a Cause event at SOHO Clothiers to benefit the Taylor McKeen Foundation. Special guest appearance by Barrett Baber at 6:00 PM

About SOHO: SOHO Clothiers combines the uniqueness of a boutique with the clothing variety you find in premier department stores. Owners, Leslie Freeman, and her family, take great pride in the brand selection. It’s important for the company to balance the consistence of offering brands that have become staples for customers with new brands that provide customers the opportunity to express themselves through the latest trends. SOHO Clothiers offers casual to formal and contemporary to classic styles, as well as brands that are designed for a variety of body types. No matter what you are looking for, you will find it and MORE at SOHO Clothiers. Location: 5204 Village Pkwy, Ste 9 Rogers, Arkansas


Red-Bag-SaleLife Styles by Steve Red Bag Sale to Benefit TMSF Give $50 – Save 50% From 10 AM to 6 PM on January 2nd, 2016

For a $50 donation to the Taylor Mckeen Shelton Foundation, you will receive an exclusive red shopping bag. Everything you can fit into that bag will be 50% OFF!!! Seriously, everything you can stuff into it, shirts, pants, socks, hats, shoes, sweaters, coats, even jeans.

Village on the Creeks 5204 Village Parkway, Suite 6 Rogers, AR 72758 (479) 268-4740

Bills Khakis | Element 4 | Johnnie-O | Mac Jeans | Scott Barber

Southern Tide | Peter Millar | The Art of Shaving |Tommy Bahama



CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 95Tee Off for Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament May 23rd & 24th 2015 At The Course at Eagle Mountain in Batesville, AR Down Load Entry Form For a Couples Golf Tournament With dinner and dancing featuring music by Pres Ellis & the Lockhouse Band 50/50 raffle, silent auction and sponsored holes.

The Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation was established in loving memory of Taylor with a goal of increasing awareness of, and research into the cause of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood incidents by supporting the SUDC Program. In addition to supporting the SUDC Program, goals of the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation include supporting families who are living through similar tragedies and helping to provide healthy, physical activities for children in Arkansas. With that in mind, we are excited monies raised from the 2015 second annual TMSF Memorial Golf Tournament will benefit Batesville’s new aquatic center, scheduled for completion this year!  The children’s pool, within the aquatic center, will be named in memory of Taylor, and we are grateful to support this amazing addition to our community. Join us at: & to learn more about our foundation and to see how you can get involved. Tournament Brochure will be mailed during early April. For any tournament questions contact the pro shop at 870.612.8000 or


Cold Snap Cool Hat

The Cold Snap – Cool Hat Conundrum

So…it was cold this morning! I try to ride my bike almost every day to the office. It is only about a 2 mile trek each way, so no big deal. Right??? Love the spring and fall as the temperature is generally perfect. This morning however, as I was heading out in the wee hours of predawn, I realized it was cold! Like 37° COLD SNAP kind of cold! But, not to worry, I had my cold weather gear; long bike pants-check, warm jersey-check, insulated riding jacket-check, full gloves-check, cold weather beanie-chec…k, whaaaat? Where is my beanie? Couldn’t find it anywhere! I can’t ride without my beanie! One, I wouldn’t look cool, two my ears would freeze…hello??  I knew I should have ordered my Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation Beanie! To make a long story short, my ears were not happy. So when I got to the office I ordered my TMSF beanie and then quickly photo shopped it on to my head so that I could at least pretend to have cool headgear while I waited for mine to arrive. Don’t get caught out in the cold without yours! Click or Tap on the picture below to get your Cool TMSF beanie and support the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation along with the


Come to Mason's in Fayetteville this Friday! 20% of all denim sales will go to The Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation. Thank you for all the support and a special thank you to all my sweet friends at Mason's! Fabulous Trunk Show at Masons this Friday, October 11th, 2013 from 12 PM to 6 PM Featuring Henry & Belle Denims. A Henry & Belle Denim Specialist will be at the Masons on Joyce with Trunk Show only styles. Plus enter to win a $200 Masons Gift Card, a pair of Henry & Belle denim and Redbird Necklace.

20% of all Henry and Belle Sales will go to the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation.

Masons is a fashion forward boutique that serves its customers the most up-to-date trends, at price points everyone can enjoy. With two locations in Fayetteville, you are sure to find everything you need to keep your closet fresh and never out of style. We pride ourselves in having the most helpful, trend setting and fashion conscious, staff in the area. Set up an appointment today with one of our stylists, or just drop by, and leave knowing you look incredible!

Once again, Masons has truly blessed us with their continued support of the TMSF with special events and the wonderful time that their stores and staff dedicate to continuing to help us bring awareness to

1350 E. Joyce Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72703

Phone: (479) 582-9129

The Henry & Belle Story

We’re all in this together. The story of Henry & Belle begins with the eponymous couple, whose love of style, philanthropy and each other laid the foundation for the company we are today.

They met in 1931, against the backdrop of Chicago’s thriving garment district. Henry Mann was a young designer; Belle, meanwhile, worked as a fitting model for the elegant, tapered styles of 1930’s couture. Henry and Belle fell in love and married in 1932. From that point forward, she was Henry’s constant muse—the inspiration behind each collection he created. Through innovative, new materials, these designs weaved Henry’s vision with Belle’s insight into fit, movement and feel. While she loved fashion, Belle eventually made the decision to give up her modeling career and become a volunteer philanthropist—a calling she embraced for the rest of her life. In the end, Belle was Henry’s vision of perfection: a woman who was confident yet caring, chic yet natural. She looked good. She did good. Together, Henry & Belle not only built the successful family company that continues today, but also a legacy of steadfast commitment to philanthropy.


This is a post from Nate Pyle  and is one of his most popular posts that was recently re posted on FB by Ella. Please visit Nate Pyle’s Website for a very real look at our walk with Jesus in today’s world.

About Pastor Nate Pyle:

Currently I am serving Christ’s Community Church in Fishers Indiana as the Lead Pastor. You won’t find us on any list of large churches or fastest growing churches or innovative churches. We are just a group of people in the suburban midwest trying to figure out what it means to be faithful disciples of Jesus. And I love it. I don’t want to be anything else. – See more at:

March 11, 2013

The past three weeks have been the most difficult I have ever gone through.  These three weeks have been filled with illness, the terrible-three’s (the terrible-two’s are an out-and-out lie), a friend suffering the consequence of sin, a ministry I am a part of reeling in confusion and pain, having to cancel a trip to celebrate my parents 60th birthdays, and our family experiencing the emotional roller-coaster of finding out we were pregnant only to be told the pregnancy was ectopic and could be life-threatening to my wife if it was not ended.

Needless to say, I have had enough.

I know I am not alone.  As trying as the last three weeks have been for me, I know some people who have dealt with far more for far longer.  But that doesn’t change the fact that this has been painful for me and my wife.  In the face of all this, I can honestly say I feel no pressure to be the “pastor” and have the answer for this.  Honestly, even as a pastor, I have no answer for this.  My questions before God about the reality of what my family has experienced over the last three weeks are the exact same questions anyone would ask.


Why? Why not step in? Why not act? Why wouldn’t you make it right? Why couldn’t you part the clouds and provide a moment for us to catch our breath? Why everything at once? Why?

Not only am I okay asking those questions, but I think there is something holy and sacred in being courageous enough to ask them.  Don’t be fooled, those questions are only to be asked by the courageous.  It is easy to spout trite Christian platitudes designed to make people feel better with bumper-sticker theology.  But insipid axioms do little in the face of the actual brokenness of the world.  It is more courageous to ask the hard questions of God and wait for him to answer than it is to find hope on the side of coffee mug.  Asking those questions requires courage because, in the end, it is very likely they will not be answered.

Ultimately, it isn’t about the questions.  Behind the questions is a deep current of emotion threatening to overtake us.  But too often, when the fracture in the universe threatens to swallow us up in pain we fail to get fully present to our emotions.  In those moments I think we do one of two things.  Either we ask the questions but never investigate what emotion is driving those questions, or we resort to some banal Christian slogan to try and make us feel better.

This experience forced me to look at one such statement that gets spouted often when people go through a lot:  God won’t give you more than you can handle.  If I may be so bold, let’s just call that what it is:


Tell that to a survivor of Auschwitz. Tell it to the man who lost his wife and child in a car accident. Tell it to the girl whose innocence was robbed from her. Tell it to the person crushed under the weight of depression and anxiety. Tell it to the kids who just learned their parent has a terminal illness.

Limp, anemic sentiments will not stand in the face of a world that is not as it should be.

Now that I have said how I feel, let me back up this argument with some actual Biblical evidence.  This particular statement, that “God won’t give you more than you can handle,” isn’t even in the Bible.  There is a statement that sounds like it.  1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humankind.  And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.”  But notice that verse is about temptation.  That’s it.  You won’t be tempted beyond what you can stand up against.  This text is not saying that you will not experience more than you can bear.  That idea just isn’t Biblical.  If anything the exact opposite is true.  Look at this text.

For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers and sisters, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead (2 Cor 1:8,9, emphasis mine).

Later, Paul will write it is when he is weak that the strength of Christ is seen.  In other words, when we can’t do it any longer.  When we are fed up.  When it has become too much.  When we have nothing left.  When we are empty.  When it is beyond our capability to deal with it.  Then, in that moment, the strength of the God of resurrection will be seen.  Until we get to that point, we rely on ourselves thinking we can handle it and take care of the problem.

Don’t hear me saying I am rejoicing because of the last couple of weeks.  I am not.  Not once have I danced around our house shouting, “Yeah suffering!”  Instead, in the midst of pain and hurt, I am actively expecting God to do something.  I don’t know what.  I don’t know when.  But I am expecting the God of resurrection to heal us.  I am expecting God to restore us.  I am expecting him to redeem this situation.  I am expecting him to do this and so I will be actively looking and waiting for him to do something.  I believe expectant waiting can only happen when we exchange our feeble platitudes for an authentic faith that engages God with the full brunt of our emotion and pain.  Only then can salvation been seen.

But that exchange takes courage.

– See more at:

What-is-better-than-Mellow-Mushroom-pizzaBe sure to mark your calendars for September 24th Mellow Mushroom Pizza of both Fayetteville and Rogers will be donating 15% of their proceeds to the Taylor Mckeen Shelton Foundation. We can’t begin to thank everyone for all of the support we have received – we are amazed by each of you day after day. Thank you so much to Mason’s for supporting Taylor’s foundation. We are so blessed to have such generous friends supporting us.

We are so excited that the website is live and functional for all of our incredible supporters. While it is live, there may still be some minor issues.  Please direct any issues you run into or questions you have to support AT

The response since the site going live has been amazing, and we would like to thank you for your patience as we get the TMSF products shipped to you. Please remember that 100 % of the proceeds go to support, which is dedicated to increasing awareness of sudden unexpected deaths in childhood, funding crucial research into the causes and prevention of SUDC and advocating for the needs of families affected by these tragedies.

Watch for many new features coming to the website in the next few months.  The ongoing goal of the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation is to increase awareness of SUDC, to support the SUDC organization and to help other families who are facing the tragedy of losing a child.

We would like everyone to know that there will be a Bowling Event on November 1st, 2013 and we will keep you informed of the details both here, on our Events Page and at our Facebook Page  where the TMSF auctions are currently being held. In addition we are in the early planning stages of a golf tournament for next year.

Some ways you can help:

If your a blogger: Connect with our site (We will be adding a Friends of Taylor page shortly featuring links and Logos of our fantastic supporters) Write a guest blog about SUDC or TMSF & be featured on our site (Please send submissions to: taylorsfoundation at Tell your fans about TMSF and SUDC Send requests for the TMSF logo to support AT Some ideas: Volunteer your time While monetary support is very important, there is no gift more precious than your time. We will be putting together a list of areas that you are needed in the near future. Share Taylor McKeen Shelton’s story with all of your friends Get together with your favorite restaurant to have a TMSF night where 10% of all of the proceeds go to TMSF Have a fund raiser utilizing TMSF products Tell us your ideas

We can’t begin to express how much the love and kindness shown to us through this time has sustained our family during our darkest days.  The generosity and support shown has been amazing.  We pray that with God’s help, we can use the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation to fund research to help further the understanding of SUDC, support others affected by similar tragedies, and to continue to figure out ways to reduce SUDC.

Thank you for your ongoing support.  Your participation helps to make all of this possible and we never take any support for granted.

Sorry for the cryptic email addresses. Just trying to avoid the spammers.

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