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December 21st 2015
December 2004.  Sacramento, California. Freshly divorced. Adoption day.   Your foster mom brought you over. We watched you intently. You took in your surroundings. Unsure. I knew nothing... READ MORE
August 26th 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she wants.   A break-up. Secrets withheld. “If you... READ MORE
July 7th 2015
  “If God gives such attention to the wildflowers - most of which are never even seen - don’t you think... READ MORE
June 13th 2015
The breeze blows through big open windows rustling the white drapes. The oppressive heat hasn’t fully arrived yet today but it’s coming. Birds chirp... READ MORE
April 21st 2015
  Hi. My name is Melanie and I feel like a failure on a daily basis.   I fail at finishing my to... READ MORE
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
November 1st 2014
Have you ever had a stranger speak over your life like they knew you intimately? Tonight was a first for... READ MORE
October 26th 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Skyline Drive in Shenandoah early on a Saturday morning in late October. The leaves are close to... READ MORE
October 21st 2014
Giraffes, rhinos, and cheetahs. But first, an incredible church service in the tiniest building. A tiny town filled with rough... READ MORE
October 19th 2014
It's Saturday here in Africa and it's time for a little play time.  The Big Baobab Tree in Limpopo South Africa... 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.
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