Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Next up!

Hello fellow bloggers =)

My name is Mel and I will be posting on Tuesdays.  I can't tell you how excited I am to get this blog up and running and to see how God will use this space, our posts and our comments.  As a Secondary Math Education major, writing does not come easy for me but I surprisingly find it extremely therapeutic - it's always helpful to spend time reflecting on God's goodness and where your heart is.  I'm in my fourth year at UC and next year I will be student teaching.  I love to golf and read books and I spend way too much time on Pinterest.  I am not a procrastinator and I am almost obsessively organized.  You should probably know that I think Mother Teresa is one of the wisest people ever.  I teach Sunday school at my home parish and I am a "Big Sister" mentor to Shalon, a spunky twelve year old.  I can't wait to travel America and play golf in all 50 states and to have my passport stamped as I see the beauty beyond my homeland.

Life is a crazy journey of ups and downs but with each day there are millions of reasons to smile.  When life gets hard, I believe in loving harder.  I am a huge fan of nature walks and taking time to be distracted by God's beauty.  I believe every person is extremely valuable and special and has something to impart on the world and I feel so blessed when I have the opportunity to learn from them.  I believe that a day without laughter is a day wasted and never going to bed angry.  I believe whole heartedly that God has a plan for my life but I find it a challenge to trust that He is really guiding my steps.  I believe that we are all called to love passionately and without restriction.  And I am almost always brought to tears knowing that I am forgiven when I fail.  I believe in dropping everything for the important things in life and offering encouragement where you can.  Life is beautiful and I love living mine!

I can't wait to travel this blogging journey with all of you and to be encouraged by your words, takes on life, and what God is doing in your lives.  So comment often and share your ideas!

"How do we love?  Not in big things, but in small things with great love." Mother Teresa

Until next time,


  1. Mel, this is awesome! I especially love the Mother Teresa quote - what a great lady!