Author Archives: Melanie Shankle

Today, let’s wait on the Lord. Let’s anticipate with joy the time we set aside to be in His presence praying and listening and worshipping.

My Soul Waits

My Soul Waits

  I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning. — Psalm 130:5-6 I have a routine that I follow almost every weekday:
 I wake up and gasp at the forty-five-year old woman staring back

God Says You Are Enough Because I Am

We are a generation of women who have never worked harder to have it all, yet go to bed most nights worrying that we aren’t enough. We are constantly asking “Why?” We are constantly measuring. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, if you’re married, if you’re rich, poor, old, young, in college, or out of

He created us out of love

He Cares About Every Single Detail

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is mankind that You are mindful of them, human beings that You care for them? — Psalm 8: 3-4 We have a fire pit in our backyard and one of our favorite things

Oh, My Lord, Please Send Someone Else

Editor’s note: Finding joy in life’s small moments brings purpose and power to each day – and God wants us to unpack each of these small acts of faithfulness into something bigger. Read this excerpt from Church of the Small Things by New York Times bestselling author Melanie Shankle and learn how a family dinner conversation

Church of the Small Things: Things I Wish I’d Known When I Became a Mom

The Bible says, “Point your kids in the right direction — when they’re old they won’t be lost” (Proverbs 22:6 MSG), which means it’s our job to give them what is basically a road map for life. It takes work and perseverance and dedication to raise our kids. It takes sacrifice and commitment and dying

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