Off & Running
a Blog of Life on the Run

Run Melanie

November 29th 2014
While driving through the cornfields of Iowa on my way home from Colorado, I heard God's voice for the first... READ MORE
March 5th 2013
back in time: 11/25/2012 After enjoying a few days in Denver and realizing I just couldn't go to Portland on this... READ MORE
February 6th 2013
back in time: 11/23/2012 After Thanksgiving, I wrote about being content. Something drove me to get it out of my system... READ MORE
February 5th 2013
back in time: 11/21/2012 After spending a night in Des Moines with the parents of a girlfriend, I headed off to... READ MORE
February 4th 2013
back in time: 11/19/2012 It happened the day I specifically asked God to take care of everything. I drove from Madison,... READ MORE
January 31st 2013
back in time: 11/18/2012 I arrived in Madison, Wisconsin from Chicago after driving all Saturday afternoon arriving at dinnertime to a... READ MORE
January 29th 2013
back in time: 11/17/2012 After leaving Pittsburgh, I headed off to Chicago on Live Your Brand Tour. My friend, Charlie, hooked... READ MORE
January 28th 2013
back in time: 11/15/2012 About 2.5 weeks after I started my purpose-driven homelessness, I left on the Live Your Brand Tour.... READ MORE
January 26th 2013
back in time: 11/13/2012 "When was the last time God dropped you to your knees?" Yup. Right there. For the last two... READ MORE
January 25th 2013
back in time: 11/11/2012 Getting to know my friends on this journey, single or married, I see all different types of... READ MORE
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The Loss of My First Love
December 21, 2015
December 2004.  Sacramento, California. Freshly divorced. Adoption day.   Your foster mom brought you over. We watched you intently. You took in
The Secrets of Letting Go
August 26, 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she
No More Should-ing On Myself
July 7, 2015
  “If God gives such attention to the wildflowers - most of which are never even
Struggling With Purpose
June 13, 2015
The breeze blows through big open windows rustling the white drapes. The oppressive heat hasn’t fully arrived yet
As You Are. Not As You Should Be.
April 21, 2015
  Hi. My name is Melanie and I feel like a failure on a daily basis.