His Wisdom for Her World

Melissa Meredith

Raised on Southern sweet tea and craft shows, Melissa is a native Oklahoman who now calls Texas home. She graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013 with a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Women’s Studies.

She has served on staff as a Women’s Minister, and now serves as the Director of the Horner Homemaking House on the campus of Southwestern Seminary.

Her life calling is to write, mentor, and equip women to savor, and share, the hospitality of the Lord in their hearts and homes. She believes that a life-giving home is a place of belonging and becoming. Melissa loves teaching God’s Word to women, gathering her family and friends, celebrating with pie, and sharing life on front porches.

Dear Women, This Is Community

By on September 7, 2017 in Christian Life, Ministry with 3 Comments

There’s a little watering hole on the way towards my sister’s old place. As soon as I take the exit off the highway, I know I have ten miles of curvy, country back roads lined with canopies of evergreens before I reach it. It’s off to the left, and along its banks is a grove […]

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Four Tips for Young Women in their First Years of Ministry

By on April 18, 2017 in Ministry with 2 Comments

In between books with colorful spines, and binders that hold my ministry dreams, there is a memo board that sits on my desk at home. It is a hodge-podge of push-pinned fabric swatches that inspire me, magazine clippings of someday projects, and notes from my cheerleading section. Do you have cheerleaders in your life? A […]

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Rehearsing His Faithfulness

By on February 14, 2017 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments

I stood in that near-empty greenhouse. Rows and rows of bright, beautiful flowers sat perched in their buckets, tall and reverent. It was like they knew why we had come, and as we walked by, they leaned in and brushed us with scent-sations and memories like warm hugs. My sister’s arm was linked in the […]

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Burnt Aprons and The Gospel

By on January 10, 2017 in House and Home, Ministry with 3 Comments

My Anthropologie apron and I have been through a lot together.  Its charred yellow polka dot fabric, singed teal ruffle, and frayed fuchsia waist ties tell stories of my many battles with macaroons, meringue pie, and Crock-Pot Mac ‘n cheese.  And while I should probably retire the ratty looking thing, I cannot bring myself to […]

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Becoming a Sanctuary of His Presence

By on October 20, 2016 in Christian Life with 4 Comments

In my tiny bathroom, there hangs a shelf lined with little lovelies: my go-to nail polish in Ruby Slippers, a jar of eye cream that promises miracles, a tube of lip gloss squeezed inches from its life, and my favorite bottle of perfume. One morning not too long ago, I overslept and, in my haste […]

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Steady My Heart

By on September 10, 2015 in Faith, Jesus with 3 Comments

Evening was here, and the lights in the room were off to beckon sleep, but the lights and sounds from the hallway streamed through the curtain separating our room from the screech-screech-screech of nurses’ shoes and code blues on the ICU floor.  My sister was nestled beside me in a recliner and I on the foldout couch. […]

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Guest Post: Band-Aides for My Heart

By on November 14, 2013 in Faith with 0 Comments

Many of you remember Melissa Meredith and her beautiful words of encouragement to women. This summer, Melissa moved home to live with her parents to care for her mom who has been diagnosed with ALS. Melissa is chronicling this journey at http://the-meredith-family.blogspot.com, where this post originally appeared. She graciously allowed us to share her latest post. We […]

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Planning a Romantic Picnic for Two

By on April 30, 2013 in Dating, House and Home with 0 Comments

Need a fresh date night idea that is both simple and romantic?  Look no further!  The following is a guide to planning a perfectly romantic picnic for two.   The Perfect Location Choose a special spot that can become your special place, just for the two of you.  To help pick the perfect location, think about […]

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Getting House-Guest Ready

By on March 7, 2013 in House and Home with 0 Comments

My maternal grandmother has this set of peachy, floral sheets.  These sheets are legendary among her granddaughters.  They smell of honeysuckle and shared memories, and while they’ve become worn and rather faded after years of summer visits, to us girls they are a treasure.  We know whenever we spend the night at Grandma Katie’s home, […]

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From Drab to Fab: Table Decor on a Budget

By on January 28, 2013 in House and Home with 0 Comments

From adding to the ambiance to sparking conversation, there is just something inviting about a wow-worthy table arrangement!  The next time you sit down to prepare your grocery list, consider how your dinner table can bring your family closer together simply by your centerpiece.  Whether you’re keen on rustic elegance, a twist of modern, or […]

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