Melissa’s Musings

A slippery holiday

The story was originally featured for Seasoned Grace: Hooper Island release week of fun December 21st, 2013 Most of the time, Michigan weather doesn’t get that bad. They say that because we are surrounded with water, those bodies of water act as barriers to rough...

Flipping Hearts Release Week Fun!

Flipping Hearts Release Week Fun!

Flipping Hearts Week of Fun July 27th - August 2nd Don't miss the week long buffet of post and prizes hosted by your Independence Islands authors. All I know is DIY There isn't much that I am willing to do myself, well that my husband isn't willing to do. Me? I sit in...

Taking thoughts captive

Taking thoughts captive

Sitting down to begin writing the next book in the Independence Island collection, my hands hover above the keyboard, itching to begin. I have one problem—my mind is blank. I have my notes beside me and I can't seem to make sense of my chicken scratch. I know what I...

The Elnora Monet release week

The Elnora Monet release week

Art - it's beautiful to look at but do you ever stop to think about the hours it took to create that beautiful work? Having an artist in the house, I know it will take her hours to get a painting done. Sometimes days. It takes great focus, a steady hand, and loads of...

Matchmaker’s Best Friend Release Week Fun

Matchmaker’s Best Friend Release Week Fun

It's in his face Weddings--what is more beautiful than two people committing their lives to one another? Nothing, in my opinion. To make such a vow is binding in so many different ways. "To love, honor, and cherish, with both my body and my mind," is what I heard at a...

So, you want to get married?

So, you want to get married?

Talk it out! I know that I could have written out a beautiful blog with marvelous advice, but I thought a crazy video would work better. Just to give you some background, my husband and I have been married for 21 years (together for 26 years - yes, high school...

It been a while…

I know I have been pretty quiet, but really, I have a good reason. https://youtu.be/A0zbBUi93Uw

A New Way

A short while back, I had made the decision to stop sending a newsletter. It has been recently brought to my attention how NLs can be a great way to communicate with readers out side of social media. With all the projects I am working on now, it would beneficial to...

Making Memories of Us

 As Christmas rapidly approaches, the joy of what this season means intensifies. The tree is decorated with memories in the shape of various ornaments. The mantle of my fireplace is shinning in all it's splendor, illuminating the face of those who are missing...

Are you giving God Glory?

Sometimes we can get so busy that we forget what an honor it is to be able to do the things we do. 1 Corinthians 10:31 tells us who should get the glory.   https://youtu.be/7NLtR3V3RSk

A New Adventure Awaits

When you were at the beginning of a new adventure that God is placing you on, it can be a little scary sometimes.  What we need to do as we travel this path is to trust his plan and his leading. Today I am saying , “ Lord I’m ready because I know that you have a...

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