I’m a writer, educator, songwriter. My first book is out and available – for more on that, check out my page, Buy the Book!
I have discovered that blogging, and writing poetry in particular, is a delicious and stimulating way to express myself! I seek to serve my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, with His help, to the best of my ability.
My heart is slowly recovering from some devastating blows. I am learning to re-program toxic thought patterns. I have battled some potent lies, and am slowly learning to lean on the truth – I am loved, I am enough, I am chosen and gifted and have a profound purpose.
My writing seeks to process the realities of a fallen world, while reflecting the beauty that I am learning to see along the way.
I have been writing a devotional series for women, and have started posting those here. If you would like to walk with me in this messy journey called life and explore issues of faith, join me!
I warmly welcome you to my musings. I hope that you can find within these pages something to connect to. Something to revitalize your spirit for the long road ahead. Something to give you a boost or a God-thought or a little bit of beauty to chew on.
Something to make you smile…
You are now addicted to writing aren’t you? LOL! I found blogging so theraputic…still do. Can’t wait until your book comes out!
I can’t stop now that I’ve begun. I think all the words inside are exploding… 🙂
I know the feeling. But you are way more eloquent. Keep it up!!
I’m thinking that WordPress would do well to spend a little more time marketing to specific demographics! What am I getting at? Oh, just that your blog is a delicious little corner for me and for all the times I’ve perused posts from topics I thought might be important….*sigh*, well, just don’t know how I never came here.
Well, I am now! Looking forward to keeping up. Loved the most recent poem.
Thanks so much! My blog doesn’t seem to fit any demographic – sometimes I don’t know how to tag my work… 🙂 I’m glad you found me!
I have trouble tagging mine, too. Altho I think that’s mainly b/c of my crazy ADD )…but it could also indicate a similarity b/t the 2 of us….thx for following me too :).
ADD can be fun… 🙂 Have a great day!
I nominated you for Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award. Please check out my site to accept the award. Congrats!
🙂 You are most welcome!
Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m happy to have discovered your blog and your lovely poetry!
Isn’t it fun to make new connections? Thank you for your words, and for stopping by. Have a great day!
Hi, thanks for liking my recent photo post “Shush”. I’ve enjoyed perusing your blog and look forward to seeing more. — Rob
Great! Thanks for stopping by!
I think sometimes it’s hard to categorize all the emotion and ideas that are expressed in blogs and most wouldn’t want to limit themselves that way. I love the word musing!Thank you for liking my post.
Thank you for liking mine! I’m finding that as I write, the blog is going in new directions, like it is alive and has a heart of its own. I really enjoy finding new blogs to read, as well. Happy writing!
You’ve got a lovely blog. Keep spreading the joy! 🙂
I would like to thank you for your recent visits and for following my blog. I hope I don’t disappoint you and that your visits in my blog have been and will always be a joyful ride.
Thank you again and lovely day to you! 🙂
Thank you! It is a lot of fun to ‘meet’ new people and get exposed to new ideas and creativity. I am enjoying your blog as well!
Thank you! 🙂
Your presence in my blog is always merrily celebrated! Lovely day to you! 🙂
And to you as well, Subhan! 🙂
God bless you BIG today, Melody–glad you’re here, so muse away! love, sis Caddo
Thank you! 🙂
I’ve nominated you for the Very inspiring Blogger award!
Oh, thank you so much! I am honoured that you thought of me!
You are welcome!
permit to visit and follow you…. 😉
Of course! Everyone is welcome! 🙂
Love the pictures
I have nominate you for a Versatile Blogger Award, Congrats! 😀
Thank you so much! I am working on a post listing some other awards and I am a bit slow getting links done, etc. but I will post about it there as soon as I finalaize some nominations! Thanks again for thinking of me!
Your welcome, yeah take you time 😀
Beautiful words and pictures! Thanks for dropping by our blog, liking our posts and following us. A great pat on the back for us. Much appreciated!
Thank you and you’re welcome! 🙂
Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award. Feel free to read more about it at:
Thank you, Duko! I have a post ready to publish about some other awards – I will add it to that and let you know when it is up! 🙂
Thank you so much for liking many of my posts. Appreciate the same:) and also thanks for sharing your knowledge on Haikus..Hope you have a wonderful anniversary:)
Thank you! That is very nice of you! 🙂
Life is hard sometimes. But God is a great Healer. I pray His healing touch will cover your heart like a cool, refreshing salve. Healing is a process (sometimes longer than others)… one day you’ll be able to “comfort others with the same comfort you received.” 2 Cor. 1:3-7 From what I read in your blog, God is already using you, even as you go through the healing process. Thank you for your transparency. I’m praying for you!
Wow. Thanks so much! I am experiencing that cool, refreshing salve – with much more refreshing to come! Thank you for your prayers and encouragement – they mean a lot…
I nominated you for the sunshine blogger award! I truly enjoy your posts!!
Thank you! I appreciate that!
NOMINATION !!! YOU ARE NOMINATED
WATCH THIS AND TELL ME ABOUT IT
Thank you very much!
hello nice to meet you
David in Maine USA
Hello! I have been enjoying your haiku – due in part to your influence I have been experimenting with that format myself! I find the poetic community to be very inspiring…
Glad I found your blog and now that I see you not only love the Lord, but you garden too, I’ll be back! ~ Wendy
Hi Wendy! I see that you are a fellow ‘nature nut’ and also a heart sister in spirit. Welcome, and nice to meet you! 🙂
Thank you for stoppnig by Keeping up with Carol and I look forward to ‘hearing’ your musings. I’m so sorry you’ve had a difficult time and hope you heal soon.
It is all a process, right? Nothing will be completely restored this side of heaven for any of us – but our redemptive journey is still a beautiful thing! The changes I see and feel in my own heart are no less miracles than the way gravity holds and the sun keeps its course and the trees give off oxygen as a gift…
Awesome to meet other believers! 🙂 Your photography is AMAZING!
Thank you! I am an amateur with a simple point and shoot – but my daughter has the ‘gift’ and is teaching me little by little – her influence has radically revolutionized my use of a camera in the last month or two. I am just checking out your blog – I love how you add a simple verse or little comment to each photo.
Thanks. 🙂 What a blessing to “meet” you. Looking forward to following your blog!
Thank you! And I yours! 🙂
Hi, This is just to let you know that I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award and/or the Inspiring Blogger Award.
If you chose to participate, (I understand completely if you do not wish to), please pick the award and rules from here: http://sharechair.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/sharing-awards-and-building-connections-a-brief-digression-from-tech-goodness/
Thank you for being part of this amazing blog-o-sphere 🙂
Thank you – this is an honor indeed. I am usually slow in responding to these awards since I lump a few together at a time – so don’t be alarmed if I don’t post about it for a while… Thanks again!
you sound like a person at peace, and happy with, her life…. such a nice garden too. You clearly enjoy it. Thank you for sharing your poetry 🙂
Thank you, Mike! I can’t say that I have conquered the whole ‘peace’ thing – but I am moving there day by day, and growing content with the process instead of rushing to the destination so much – this I consider a success of sorts, and it brings me a new measure of quiet joy! I see that you are a haiku ‘Master’ – I have been experimenting with this format and enjoy the way so few words can reveal a thought or idea. Thanks for dropping by!
Hi, I am nominating you for the Thought Provoking Blog Award. If you choose to accept the award, please see my post for details. Blessings from Lizzie Joy
Thank you Lizzie! I am very slow at getting to these awards but will try to post within the week. I appreciate the nomination!
I’ve nominated you for a “Seven Things About Me” Award. I greatly admire your moving writings and stunning photos!
Please visit this link on my blog to accept.
I regretfully decline – I have recently chosen not to participate in the awards any more. I appreciate your nomination very much, and thank you for thinking of me – I am honored.
I’m sorry to visit you so late, but I want to thank you for following me and I hope you continue to enjoy my poetry. I love your “about” and look forward to following your journey, as well!
Thank you, Lauren! It is a wonderful thing to be exposed to so many great ideas and poetic works from all over the world – the influence of others is always a spur toward better writing. Happy wordsmithing!
Thank you Melody for your visits to my blog.
Nice to “see” you when you stop by.
Will see you on my Reader too 🙂
Thanks Rosy! Gravatars sure help us to establish a connection – albeit a cyber connection! 🙂 Nice to ‘see’ you, too! Love your whimsical photo titles!
Yes they do 🙂
Oh – Thank you Melody!
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Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I hope this will be welcome news for you. If you prefer not to accept the award, I certainly understand, but I hope you will visit the other nominees, and they will visit you, just the same. To see more about the award and accepting this nomination, please visit my post at http://wp.me/p2ekZU-E4. All the best!
Thank you very much! I will check out some of your links – I no longer accept awards but do enjoy finding new blogs worth reading, and as always, appreciate all of my readers and their kind nominations! 🙂
Thanks for coming to see my blog and for following it. I am glad to be subscribed to your blog. It is going to add brightness and loveliness to my days.
Thank you very much! Nice to ‘meet’ you! 🙂
I appreciate your blog and have nominated it for a Liebster Award. If you accept the “tag” you can find the details at http://tinylessonsblog.com/2012/11/18/awards-%e1%8a%a0%e1%88%98%e1%88%b0%e1%8c%8d%e1%8a%93%e1%88%88%e1%88%81
Thank you so much! Due to time constraints, I am no longer accepting awards – but I appreciate your nomination, and will drop by to check out your other nominees! 🙂
Thanks Melody! I fully understand, I have these time constratints as well. It was more to let you know that I appreciate your poetry!
I appreciate your appreciation! 🙂 Thank you for the support; it is so wonderful to have this global community of writers to ‘practice’ on, isn’t it? 🙂
Love your nature poetry with a focus on spirituality. I have decided to tag you with a writing challenge that at first I was reluctant to take, but was just too intriguing to ignore. No pressure:
Today’s challenge, to host a soirée, a gathering – a dinner party, and invite the 5 most illustrative persons I would like to grace my humble abode.
Throw a dinner party
– Five guests and oneself. While relatives are permitted, it will be more interesting if guests are public figures – dead or alive, speaking any language – or even fictional characters.
– In turn, tag five others to hold Virtual Parties of their own.
Very interesting. How do you post about it?
Hi Melody, I enjoy your poetry and photos a lot. To express my appreciation, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Please check my latest post for more details
Thank you so much! Unfortunately, due to time constraints, I am no longer accepting blogging awards, but I do appreciate your kindness and will check out your post today.
That’s fine:) Thank you..
It was great blog and full of content with high creativity ideas. Love to read all and thanks for share
Thank you very much! Feel free to stop by any time! 🙂
I have absolutely no problems at all finding ots of pages here that I connect to, a truly delghtful blog you have! Keep up the good wirk, take care.
Greetings from the Far North
Thank you Dina! It is a delight to connect with others in our global playground whose experiences draw lines of connection toward each other… 🙂
it is great that I discovered your fine blog 🙂
You inspired me writing something about blog awards on my blog, too, where a big discussion about blog awards is going on.
Have a great day
Thank you Klausbernd! I wanted to be gentle and sensitive where others are concerned, but feel that my time is better spent in writing and reading other’s words, rather than posting about awards. That is the balance I have struck, and I am pleased with it for now.
You make my soul happy…thank you xox
Aw, thanks, Beth! Nice to meet you! 🙂
Lovely to meet you too. Your beautifully honest blog is, bursting with talent is an inspiration. Hope mine can touch others in a similar way one day xox
Keep telling your story, one post at a time. Sharing your heart is the biggest gift you can give to the blogging world – blessings to you, Beth!
Award for YOU http://wp.me/p2oM0H-NO
No need to respond or follow-though on this. I know you don’t accept blog awards.
Just know that you do make my day with your posts! 🙂
Thanks Rosy – I really appreciate that! 🙂
You’re very welcome
Nice to meet you, Melody! I hope God heals you of your pain and helps you to overcome any obstacles in your way. Thank you for sharing about yourself, your thoughts and your surroundings – reminding us of all of the beautiful things God creates. 🙂
🙂 Thank you so much. I’m so glad you dropped by!
You’re very welcome! Thank you – I am too! 😀
Greetings and blessings from Australia. You have a beautiful creative nature and a wonderful form of expression. May God give you the strength and courage to be that which He ordained you to be. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Thank you so much! Greetings and blessings from Canada! May you find more depth and more room for the Christ child in your heart this Christmas… 🙂
Congratulations! I’ve awarded you The Blog of The Year Award, check it out here : http://lyndamichele.wordpress.com/about/
Thanks so much, Lynda – I no longer accept blog awards due to time constraints – but I very much appreciate your kind nomination! I will stop by to check out your other nominees as well…
You’re welcome, I understand completely!
Melody – just emailed you – then discovered this section – plus lots of ‘thoughts’ from other christians – its good to be in touch – I’m retired DT teacher now making sculptural crosses full time, which means I’m at the foot of the cross quite a lot. Still not exporting – too much paper work to tangle with – but looking at WordPress (which I’ve only just started using) this might start to change judging by the number of intelligent and christian individuals using it.
Interesting – a good place to be, at the foot of the cross daily! I’m sure you’ll find lots of great contacts here (slowly but surely….) so go for it!
Hello, I would like to say Happy New Year to you, may 2013 be a year of love, happiness, and success to you.
And thank you for keep following my blog.My subscription has gone messed up, so now I am resubscribing, looking forward for your upcoming posts! 🙂
I wondered how many Subhan Zeins there could be in the world! 🙂 Sometimes technology has its glitches, just as we do! Happy New Year to you a well!
thank you, many blessings and much love to you. 🙂
Beautiful…Stay strong dont worry good times wont be far..! Cheers buddy..=)
🙂 Thanks Sam!
Very beautiful your blog.
Thank you, Cruz! Glad you dropped by!
I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award
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I nominated you for an award, but I think it went into the spam folder
Yep – I found it, though. Thanks very much, Alastair! I am not ‘doing’ awards these days due to time constraints – but I certainly appreciate your nomination and all of your comments and visits. I think praise from a fellow writer/blogger is a wonderful thing! 🙂
Cool .. you’re welcome. I do enjoy your posts. I did wonder why you weren’t doing three at a time now.
🙂 My job and life have both been much more demanding of late – no time! 😦
That is a shame
What an uplifting blog you have!
Thanks so much, Christy! I’m looking forward to getting to see some more of your work, as well! I find that seeing what others see helps to spur me on in my photography skills. I like the challenge!
HI, how are you?
Good news, we are giving you the “BEST MOMENT AWARD“. Congratulations and enjoy the rest of the day!
Thank you very much! That’s a new one – haven’t heard of it. I appreciate your compliment – but no longer participate in the award loop. I will drop by and check out your nominees but politely decline. Thanks again!
Melody – just to let you know that I have nominated you for the prestigious HUG Award. Details at http://tinylessonsblog.com/2013/03/18/1489-words-of-thanks/. Congratulations!
That is an honour – thanks so much. What a lovely award! I no longer have the time to participate fully in these awards, but I will stop by and check out your other nominees. Thanks again for thinking of me – I am grateful to be acknowledged for spreading hope in the world – that really means a lot to me!
Sono onorato di aver incontrato una scrittrice della tua profondità d’anima!
Ti seguo volentieri con grande interesse.
Un cordiale saluto
La ringrazio molto! Ciao! Melody
Hi Melody. I too am recovering from a broken heart. I too am a gardener but have little free sunlight in my yard due to the trees, but then again I am a transplant from Philly to the south, and with our long hot summers here the shade is wonderful. I grow herbs and tomatoes in my small patch of sunlit yard, grow koi in my koi pond, and impatiens, black eyed Susan’s, and many other plants that will thrive
My post is broken into two parts because I’m reading your post on my IPhone and hit the ‘Done’ button by mistake, At any rate, I like what I’ve read and seen in your blog. I wish you great success with your book and your h
healing process. I’m a Dad and husband, and I wrote poetry to express my joy over 30 years ago when I fell in love, got married, and took joy in the little being growing in her womb.. It wasn’t until my heart was irretrievably broken by a loss that devastated both my wife and I that I started writing again, inspired by poets like yourself, who were going through the same process. Your wry sense of humor makes me smile, and I want to thank you for all that you’ e shared,
With warmest regards,
Thanks so much for sharing that, Jim! Blessings to you!
I love herbs and tomatoes, too! I have always wanted to try a pond with some koi – one of these years…. 🙂
in the early days, 2 months after I lost my beloved daughter, A group of friends each brought over beautiful landscaping type stones they found in their own yards. That day we all created a beautifully rock garden and a small Goldfish pond. we were all amazed at the beauty.
I bought myself the biggest Mattock they had had at Home Depot, as well as a transfer shovel. I planned out and dug 2 more ponds, ones that would comfortably accommodate water plants and the KOi.m.When I buy the Koi they are tiny. it gives me great pleasure to watch them grow to where some of them are over a foot long. they are such peaceful and serene fish.
Melody, I love your blog site. i gave up on political blogs some years ago. they were always so divisive, and the comments were so ugly.
I like the artistic, poetic, philosophic blogs I’ve discovered at WordPress. I think some people at Facebook must think I’ve died because I spend the small amount of free time I have in this blog community. thanks for sharing your lovely blog with all of us. I like to take a peek at it every morning because I know I’ll find something beautiful, spiritual, or inspirational, God does provide, asking only that we tend the plants. what a great bounty they provide!
Thank you so much for your encouragement, and for sharing some of your difficult journey with me. I find much to nourish the soul in the ‘blogosphere’, as well -and am getting wiser about the kinds of sites I choose to read with my precious time! I have to smile thinking about you watching your fish grow – may your blessings grow and abound, as well!
Thanks so much Melody!
Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to send
you an email. I’ve got some recommendations for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.
There is a contact page right at the top!
Melody, because you’ve brought up conversations with me, as if we were at the same dinner table, I’m nominating you for this award. Check it out. http://angieinspired.wordpress.com/
I’m very honoured, Angie. I don’t ‘do’ awards any more due to time constraints, but I appreciate your nomination and the support and friendship it offers me, an I will try to check out the other blogs you nominated as well. Have a great weekend!
That’s great. The whole point of the award is to pull up more chairs to the family table anyway. Have fun poking around.
Stunning pictures and amazing blog
My name is Kevin Gillespie, I do, MUCH prefer to be called Kev though, :).
I live in Wales, & am now Following your Blog. 🙂
Hello Kev! My in-laws are launching on a cruise in your area as we speak – I can’t wait to hear all about their adventures. Wales is on my ‘bucket list’… 🙂
Hello Melody! This is my first visit to your blog and definitely will not be my last. Your poetry is fabulous , and as a beginner it certainly gives me something to aspire to! Your photos are also wonderful. I started reading through your poems and kept clicking on “like…”….so just had to tell you, I LOVE them all.
Thanks so much! What a joy to find that my words and ideas are able to resonate with complete strangers, all over the world… Keep writing! Poetry is a wonderful conduit for sharing ourselves.
Thank you for following, I will enjoy your post and look forward to those in the future. AJM
Thank you Ann! It’s always nice to ‘meet’ a fellow writer! 🙂
Hi I see you grow roses. I presume that photo is of a one you grow. Do you winter your fancy roses? If so did the one pictured survive the winter and if it did what is its name. It’s a beautiful rose. I grow roses on the Canadian prairies as well and some of my fancy roses have survived, but most have not, so I am always looking for ones that can.
Hi Dean! Most of my roses are in the Morden series – they tend to winter the best. I cover them with burlap for the winter, just to keep them from drying out in early spring. A few years ago I lost almost 20 roses in one season, and haven’t replaced the more tender varieties – they get to be pretty expensive ‘annuals’!!
Yeah, I have had the same experience. I was hoping someone had come up with secret to growing fancy roses on the Prairie. P.S. Thanks for the follow.
No problem! (If I ever crack the Secret Rose Code, I’ll let you know!)
I will look into linking your suggestion on http://www.ChurchNB.com when I get a chance to view the content at the beginning of the year.
I am still organizing with all the links I come across. One on topic discussed would be valuable indeed.
Hi Melody, Thank you for visiting my blog today 🙂
No problem! It’s fun to try out new blogs now and then… 🙂
Indeed it is! I hope you’ll enjoy future visits 🙂
Sent your way by Cheryl ‘down under’ 🙂 Love your poetry, photography, and most of all, your heart, Melody. Nice to be introduced to you! Looking forward to more of your musings…
Thanks, Nancy! 🙂 Nice to meet you!
Thank you very much for following my blog. It was such an honor for me 🙂 Blessings in Christ.
No problem! Have a great day!
Your blog showed up in my list of suggested blogs to follow, and it couldn’t have been more timely. The few posts I have read have already spoken deeply to my heart. Thank you for sharing your gift. Peace to you. -Dee
Thank you so much, Dee. I always find it amazing that mere words can span such time and distance and unify souls worlds apart. Have a blessed Christmas!