Melanie has been an educator for close to 20 years. She has a passion for writing and teaching children to read. She enjoys helping others and finds time to serve in the community every week. She is originally from Virginia but has been in the Austin, Texas area for 10 years. She has been married for more than 20 years and they have two children.
This book was inspired by the viral sensation, Buns in the Oven. The narrative poem is based on a baby who was born at less than 24 weeks old and weighed only 13 oz. He spent 356 days in the NICU. Years later, his story still makes headlines and his family continues to be a blessing to so many families. This a story of love, determination, and faith.
In All Things: Finding Purpose In Everyday Life
As I got older, the things that I thought I wanted to do were no longer on my list to complete. Have you ever just wondered what is it that I am supposed to be doing with my life? What is the plan God has for me? Am I going in the right direction? While reflecting on many things that had taken place, it was then that I realized that I had a purpose everywhere, every day. Sometimes you are the purpose. You don't have to do anything spectacular, other than being your genuine self.
It's time to stop trying to make your own path and simply follow His. It may seem unclear, but He will never lead you in the wrong direction. Start listening for God's voice, "in all things". It's there you will find your purpose in every day life.
Olivia and Jake Grow ABC's
Talib and Talia's Butterfly Angel
Children's Grief Inspirational
The sibling duo, Talib and Talia, find comfort in butterflies as they deal with loss. This book is a great way to get the conversation started with children who have experienced loss and are trying to find their own meaning in it all. All proceeds from this book will go to helping children who are dealing with the loss of a parent/guardian.