Overload

overloadEver feel overloaded by all of life’s demands? Me, too.

When someone asks you how you are, it used to be the common response was “I’m fine.” But now, I often hear “I’m stressed.”

I can relate. But this madness has to stop!

We are… Continue reading

5 Reasons to Take a Silent Retreat at a Monastery

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit

Years ago, I would often retreat to our cabin in the North Georgia Mountains to sit on the front porch to spend time with God. His creation is where I feel closest to Him. My alone time amplified my… Continue reading

Grateful, Part 2

If you haven’t read part 1 of Dianne’s story, please read it here first.

God Protected Her

One night after moving into her own apartment, Dianne invited a friend over to hang out. When Dianne heard footsteps outside the door, she opened it to… Continue reading

Grateful, Part 1

Dianne* met a couple of strip club dancers when she was 17 who encouraged her to dance, but she told them she wasn’t interested. So they encouraged her to turn tricks instead.

* Her real name, used with permission.

“I was too screwed up to… Continue reading

We Trust God

“We trust God” is easy to say until it is tested. As she started her 16th year of teaching,  Cindie* faced the toughest struggle of her life.

Would she trust God?

At her yearly mammogram in January of 2015, the radiologist spotted a suspicious… Continue reading

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Melony Brown I have had numerous opportunities to hear stories about women who have faced life's tough challenges. My writing reflects the lessons I’ve learned from these amazing women.


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