headshot-withhat2Hi, my name is Melanie. By the grace of God, I have been married to a wonderful man, Peter, since 1985. I am also the mother to three amazing daughters, Lauren, Lindsey, and Leah.

My man loves us, provides and protects us and puts up with all this estrogen in our home. There will be a special bathroom in heaven for a man who lives with four woman. But I will let you in on a secret, he uses more hair spray than the rest of us put together (although He may or may not admit it ;0). I work from my home and I home schooled my children ONLY out of obedience. To be honest I didn’t even know what home schooling was 20+ years ago. I am trying to work myself out of a job.

My youngest, Leah has graduated. Home schooling was a spiritual journey for me and made me so more desperate for help from Jesus. I  needed Him to carry me through the two main goals in my life: Keep growing in the Lord in my marriage and raise children that don’t know all about God but truly know HIM. After the last 7 treacherous years, I realized a+b wasn’t = c and I needed to press into Jesus more to move into the next season of my life.

My heart is that through my failures I share with you, they will help you discover any lies you have believed that keep you from moving forward and into your destiny. (knowing God more today than you did yesterday) and operating in your gifts that He put into YOU. “This isn’t the life I signed up for ” was a book that God led me to and I realized God had been draining my old oil out of me to put new oil in. My old wine skins (old ways of thinking and dying to myself even more … ugh!) was the way to true happiness and getting refueled for another 25 years.

God doesn’t love me anymore than you and He wants to bring wholeness, refreshing to you too! Keep pressing into him. He wants to”woww” you and use you and me in spite of ourselves. Yeah God you never give up on us!. Go forth and be all God created you to be.

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