I will always remember the first time I entered Aunt Susie’s house. It was a lived in farmhouse and perhaps not outstanding in any way. Yet, there, I saw the truth. Every cabinet, every wall, every free space was plastered with papers or index cards with scripture on them. The way they differed in appearance, some weathered and worn and some new and crisp, one knew that she was constantly filling herself with the Word. It wasn’t just a “one and done” thing. No, it was a constant thing.
This thing called LIFE is something that we must wholly grasp onto— all of it. It’s messy. It’s confusing at times. It’s also wonderfully peaceful and glorious… But to enjoy the good moments, there are times of slogging through the not-so-great. Sometimes it means the boring, sometimes it is the painful. It can be losses, a season of loneliness, difficulty in different areas. Walking here isn’t really anything nice. Nothing that anyone would look forward to, but then… then the sun peaks up and because you endured the rainy days… now you can enjoy the sunshine.
I am so excited for our sweet seedlings to be planted outside! I know they are craning their necks towards the sun perhaps trying to get a good look out the window at the garden they will be eventually planted in. Yes, even the outdoor planters are ready– filled with soil and positioned to theirContinue reading “Our Garden: Early May”
In our house, it is not uncommon to hear the country-like strains of “Home, Finally Home” crooning from the sweet voice of my six year old. She picked up the song from a movie and will sing it anytime anywhere, but especially when returning from a long day at school or a long outing whereContinue reading “Home, Finally Home”
What happens when all we have is a tiny, steady light? Here’s a lesson I learned from “The Long Winter” by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
She arrives at my door this morning, looking much like Mary Poppins, only somewhat older and wearing a navy pant suit with floral shirt. She has a small kerchief tied stylishly at her neck and holds a stylish carpet bag in hand. “Hello my dear. My name is Ms. Grace. I heard you called?” SheContinue reading “Let Me Introduce You to Ms. Grace”
Hi Friends, I know what you are thinking… a blog post from Melanie… it’s about time! As you know, I excitedly launched my blog website, put in an “About Me” section, posted the thrilling epilogue of “The Rosemary Chronicles” and then… (crickets, crickets) It’s been bugging me too. I didn’t want to wait so long.Continue reading “A Big Purpose”
Note to Readers: I wanted to offer a nice conclusion to our story with Rosemary and also leave a little door open for a sequel featuring a few of the new characters shown here. Enjoy! (here’s the original link to “The Rosemary Chronicles” full story: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12658012/1/The-Rosemary-Chronicles ) 6 Months Later December 24 Rosemary held herContinue reading ““The Rosemary Chronicles” Epilogue”
Dear Readers, Can I tell you something? You are my muse, my inspiration. I never imagined when I started “The Rosemary Chronicles” that the story would grow this big, last this long, or reach this many readers. I feel very humbled and blessed that it has meant something to someone. To be honest with you,Continue reading “To all my “Rosemary Chronicles” Readers”
Hi New Friend, I’m Melanie Talevski. Thank you for stopping in to visit. I wish I could offer you a cup of tea, or coffee, whatever is your preference and we could sit across from each other in plush chairs like they have at Barnes and Noble. We’d settle in for a good heart toContinue reading “About Melanie”