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I’m Melanie.

When I was a little girl, I was completely and utterly obsessed with Anne of Green Gables.

That’s one of the most important things you could ever know about me. All 8 books are my favorite. They were a gift from my beloved grandmother, and I read them every single summer. All 8. All the way through.

And I’m sure I cried every time.

These days, I still love Anne of Green Gables. I also love food and friends and sweet family. I love hot tea, being a messy mix of New England and the SEC, and being outside as much as possible. I love words and I’m learning to love crafting sentences and essays on these pages. I'm finding my work and calling mingling more and more everyday, and I'm uncovering a passion for family ministry and creating spaces for families and churches to meet God in the middle of a busy, broken world.

I like to find whispers of God in the everyday and the extraordinary, and I strive to find more-than-whispers of Him in my own life. I live a messy life in a broken world, but I believe that God is in everything, everywhere, always.

“And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home.”
– Wendell Berry

I live with my outrageously awesome (and far-too-good to be mine) husband, Price, our brand new baby daughter Ellie Rose, and our sweet munchkin cat Puff. Today we call a sweet old house in Kentucky home, but our heartstrings reach across the Mississippi to Nashville, North Alabama, and even faraway New Hampshire.