112018Dec
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Neil & Melissa would like to wish you a Merry Christmas.  We hope your holidays are filled with love and grace (not just as an offering to others but received as a gift for yourself also).  We plan to be back to blogging in 2019 and look forward to the new year ahead! 

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272018Nov
What Truly is at the Heart of Fixing

What Truly is at the Heart of Fixing

My name is Melissa and I am a fixer…..  My son, Michael, can attest to that.  He has definitely been affected by my fixing behavior.  Michael is full of life and energy.  There have been several times, in his younger years especially, when I tried to fix him. I tried to get him to be…

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132018Nov
Guest Post – Vulnerability vs Transparency

Guest Post – Vulnerability vs Transparency

Today we are sharing a guest post from our friends at Trueface.  This is from their new 365 day devotional that will be released next month.  Their idea with this book is to present one idea per day: keeping it simple so it can be profoundly applicable.  You can find out more and preorder the devotional at www.trueface.org….

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62018Nov
Our Focus Matters

Our Focus Matters

Where or on what do you find yourself focused?  I tend to frequently catch myself focused on my to-do list.  If I were honest with myself, I would have to say that it is my security blanket.  I love checking things off and usually for every one thing I check off two more things are…

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302018Oct
Right Here, Right Now

Right Here, Right Now

“Choosing” by Alli Rogers I guess I need to choose But today I am confused and losing ground Is this part of some plan? The rise and fall of man? I can’t be sure When I’m away from my source of peace Something fills that space in me And it feels like I don’t need…

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162018Oct
Experiencing Love, Part 2

Experiencing Love, Part 2

If you have not already, I encourage you to read my post from last week before reading this one.  Last week I shared my experience with opening up about not experiencing God’s love.  I knew what I believed to be true but felt like an imposter because I did not feel like I had actually…

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92018Oct
Experiencing Love, Part 1

Experiencing Love, Part 1

Have you ever had that nagging thought that makes you question everything about yourself?  You know, that thing that pops up over and over and you begin to wonder if your life is real or if it’s a charade.   I have been struggling recently with this question, “Do I really believe what I say I…

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182018Sep
What Am I Missing While I Wait?

What Am I Missing While I Wait?

Last week Hurricane Florence made an impactful entry into the Carolinas. All week Hurricane Florence occupied our televisions, radio, conversations and mind. I kept waiting for the storm. I felt paralyzed and like I could not do anything else but wait for the storm to get here. I was getting frustrated and anxious as I…

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42018Sep
Just Being Me

Just Being Me

I still get surprised by God’s loving grace and mercy.  I work hard to get things “right” and when I take time to actually slow down and think I’m reminded of how simple experiencing life really is.  I know you’re thinking, “Simple!  I’m drowning every day and can’t seem to catch up!”  Simple is not…

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212018Aug
The Labels That Break Our Hearts

The Labels That Break Our Hearts

Labels describe what we do but we tend to use them to define who we are.  How would you describe yourself?  Most of us would say we are a mother or father, husband or wife, nurse, teacher, etc.  We label things to define them.  Giving things a label gives it a purpose.  We do not…

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