Meet Melanie

I’m Melanie, and it’s pretty simple…

I’m a woman on a mission to offer hope!

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Using God’s Word, practical illustrations, a little wit, and a whole lot of common sense, I regularly have chances to offer encouraging instruction to other people.

For over 26 years now, I’ve been married to Randy. We serve in full-time Christian ministry along with our two college-age children–Riley and Emily–in the Memphis, Tennessee area.

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You can see some pictures of my amazing family below:

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It’s my joy to teach Bible study in churches and to speak to groups of women around the country at retreats, conferences, and events.

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Writing words of hope is also a passion.

You can find out more about the books I’ve written by linking to my Amazon Author page.

Just click HERE to be taken to that page.

Another great joy is to work with women’s ministries and women’s ministry leadership on ways they can improve and enhance the work that they are doing.

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I also regularly meet with women whom I mentor, women who are in transition, and women in need of life coaching.

If you would like to find out more about this ministry or contact me about speaking to your group, you can discover more by clicking HERE.

28 thoughts on “Meet Melanie

  1. Hey Melanie! I was just checking out your page and I was wondering if you’d consider putting a doctrinal statement on your blog? I looked for one and couldn’t find it. It always gives me peace of mind and encouragement to see that! Just a thought!

  2. Hi Melanie, My name is Brigitte Matthews and I just discovered your site! I am in absolute awe! I am a high introvert and this causes me to stumble. I have written a very short book Divine Tapestry. I have a very simple website with the same name. When I think about promoting either and what that might entail with public speaking or outreach I freeze. I become insecure about mistakes I probably made in the novel that I am unaware of etc. I know those are attacks from the enemy. It took me 6 years just to get this far. I have reached out to other pastors locally and get nothing-no feedback or encouragement. I would like someone who is very knowledgeable about the Bible to review it. Any suggestions?

  3. someone sent me a post of yours today entitled “What is the deal with these broken things?” It encouraged me for lately I have come to the conclusion that breaking me is God’s only way specifically for me. The reason for my thinking this is because its been 45 years, and I am still longing for a BREAK! All in all I am mature enough to know that He loves me and well, you don’t hurt people you love, atleast God doesn’t so I decided to believe in my heart, though I am hurt over and over again, He must know something that I don’t and He isn’t allowing me to hurt on purpose.

    1. Hey Marlene,

      It’s so good to hear from you!

      And, it does sound like you are going through a season of brokenness. Times of breaking are so hard. When I get to that place where I feel like I’ve had enough, I will get on my face and cry out for God to help! He says He is near to brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

      Why not pray and ask Him to give you extra grace, hope, and purpose in this long season of breaking. I believe He will!

      Blessings to you,

  4. Hello! HUGS back!
    I enjoy reading your posts as they are like hugs! Thank you.
    I’m part of the 30 Day Friendship Challenge but am missing Days 1 and 2 of the emails. Is there a link to find them? Thanks again.

    1. Hey Carol,
      I’m so glad that you feel “hugged” by my posts! I love that description!!
      And, I apologize for the glitch in our emails.
      I am going to forward you the emails that you missed.
      Let me know if you don’t get them.
      Hope you have a blessed day~

  5. Wow, Melanie – you are so encouraging. I just love it. Thank you for everything that you do. I am just starting out in the blogging world and when I look at what you have created, it is inspiring. I know that this is what God has called me to do – although tough at times, I am all in.
    Thanks again and Glod Bless.

  6. Hi Ms. Melanie,

    I ran through your site and I was so inspired. It is also my desire to become a channel of inspiration and hope to other people especially to the youth. I always have the passion to inspire young people to live their life with a purpose for the Lord. God bless you so much and your ministry. Btw, your family is so beautiful.

    1. Thank you, Flong!
      You bless me with your words today!
      You CAN (and likely already are) be a channel of inspiration! My “secret” is to stay as close as I can to Jesus. Then, He just overflows and splashes out onto others!
      I’m praying that God will bless you and enlarge your territory of ministry with His hand on you!

  7. Hi, Melanie! I found your blog after a search on Pinterest for “faith lifestyle bloggers”. When I landed on your sight I immediately recognized you from IG. I love to connect with other women in ministry, who are also in a similar season of life. I love what I’ve had time to read here so far and can’t wait to dig into your site more. Seems like you and I have a few things in common!

    1. Hey Stacy,
      I’m so glad that you connected with me on the blog!
      It is sweet to connect with other women in the same season of life.
      Thank you for the kind words of affirmation today.
      I really appreciate you and look forward to future “conversations!”

  8. Melanie! I am SO excited to find you on Pinterest. You are doing great and important work! I’d love to contribute to your boards if you are still accepting people? My username is @christasterken if you would like to come by. People need this encouragement, well done!

  9. I was reading along with your win and keep the hearts of your children series and cant find the last few steps can you possiable send all eight steps to me I would really love that thanks 🙂 you are awesome

  10. Hi Melanie,
    What a joy to read about your experiences! I would love to hear you teach one day! Thank you for referring my site. May God bless you in your ministries!

    1. Thank you, Valerie!

      What a kind thing to say! You have blessed me today!

      And, I’l glad to refer you and your site! Your ministry blesses my life!

      I hope you and your family have a wonderful long weekend~

  11. You have such a beautiful family! It’s really cool that you teach at a seminary! My dad went to seminary and I have thrown the idea around 😉 maybe someday I will…

    I pray God blesses your ministry and encourages you in your work:)

    1. Thanks, Jessie!

      I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment! It’s good to hear from you.

      And, I highly recommend seminary training for women. There is so much more about the Bible that makes sense and comes alive as I read it! Your dad would be proud as well~

      Look forward to future conversations!

  12. I love the new look! This is very nice and shows that you are taking this new ministry seriously. I pray that God will bless you and your new site!

    1. Thank you, Randy!

      I appreciate you much (and I could not have done it without you)~

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