Off & Running
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Entries tagged "runmelanie"

January 13th 2013
Everyone should get to a point where they are uncomfortable with being comfortable.    Have you ever been homeless? I find it interesting... READ MORE
December 24th 2012
I have writer's block. It's the eve before Christmas and I sat in a comfy chair by a fireplace surrounded by... READ MORE
November 26th 2012
It's tough going with the flow when you're a Type-A personality. I'm even the girl who has the no-plan plan... READ MORE
November 22nd 2012
I have a confession: I'm behind. I have two notebooks of personal stories and business stories. I'm stressed because I... READ MORE
November 15th 2012
2 weeks ago I left my home behind. Today, I leave my best friends and puppies behind. I leave my... READ MORE
November 14th 2012
A guy I know brought his Seattle girlfriend to church one Sunday. Not long after, she moved to Bethesda. A... READ MORE
November 11th 2012
Last night I stayed with my friend Amy at the place she was house-sitting. We were catching up, our conversations... READ MORE
November 9th 2012
posted November 10, 2012 During Sisarina's Cup of Inspiration, Charlie came to visit us for a second time. After chatting for... READ MORE
November 8th 2012
posted November 10, 2012 A few years ago, I tweeted about flipping a porch swing upside down and needing a massage... READ MORE
November 7th 2012
posted November 10, 2012 When I announced my walkabout at church before I did it, Sue Commins-Gallagher was the one who... 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.