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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
They were beautiful. Adorned with a tattered piece of twine and arranged in an old mason jar, the tiny bouquet of blooming pink peonies and budding green hydrangeas was the sweetest gesture. Adding to the sweetness, the flowers were accompanied by a little note that read, “I’m here, I care, and sweet thing—you are loved.” […]