Note from Melody: For those who remember that my tiny puppy Maybelline (“Maybe”) used to sometimes take over my Facebook feed, know that I have locked her out as best I can! However, there is definitely no stopping her from posting on my blog, because she is definitely a puppy that will not be silenced. … More #MaybellinethePuppy Takeover: Guess What I Ate? Vol. 1
I recently tried a little Bible and art journaling experiment with a group of girlfriends. It was especially awesome for us in part because we weren’t all regular “Bible journalers”. In fact, the four of us could be called an unlikely group of friends, as we are all very different. A few years ago, the … More Getting “Psalty” With My Book Club Besties
My grandmother passed away when I was 17. Days later, when family were going through her things and dividing up each of the items she had kept for years, my mother asked if there was anything specific at my grandmother’s I really wanted. I could think of only one thing – her Bible. See, my grandmother’s … More #LegacyBible
See, there were times that “wasteland” and “wilderness” could have been descriptors for my family situation. My Mom, while she was an amazing lady – fun, friendly, hilarious, quick to smile, quick to love – suffered and struggled, particularly with her health, both physical and mental… … More He Makes All Things New
Helpless, powerless, stranded, fearful – no one wants to feel this way. Especially me. “He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.” Isaiah 40:29 (NLT) Recently, my husband and I found ourselves stuck. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, we took a canoe trip down the Mulberry River in Arkansas. It’s a stretch … More On Feeling Helpless – Lessons Learned on the Water
How many times have you said, “If I knew then what I know now, I would [blank]…”? I have to admit I’ve thought about this sort of thing a lot. No, a lot. If I could go back in time to the ’80s and talk to 16- or 17-year-old Melody, what would I really tell her? Not just … More 17 Things I’d Say to My 17-Year-Old Self
Tough week here, I’m afraid. I needed a bit of a reminder to be strong. And I got it when I flipped through my journaling Bible (my #LegacyBible) and landed on a page I did a while back for Joshua 1:9. Which is a scripture I dig, incidentally… “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and … More Because I am a Princess, That’s Why.