Metamorphosis: Melissa’s Corner

Metamorphosis is the process of transforming, from one thing into another! We are all aware of the most common example; the caterpillar and its transformation into a beautiful butterfly. Have you ever thought of it in relation to popcorn? A couple of weeks ago I heard a sermon describing popcorn as another form of metamorphosis.  It begins with a particular popping kernel that undergoes immense heat and under the right…

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Letting Go of the Reins (Part 2)

Part 2 What I am about to share with you is VERY real, personal and big for me! This has been quite a long journey but I recognize that there are others who have been going through something similar and have YET to be where I feel I am today. I am speaking about my oldest daughter. God has brought me to an amazing place where I believe I have…

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Letting go of the Reins (Part 1)

I’m the kind of person who all my life has been taught that you can achieve anything that you put your mind to. I’ve bought into the “seize the day” theme, including the idea that I am in control of my own destiny. And don’t forget that “if you want something done right you got to do it yourself”!! Boy have I never before felt so incredibly lied to! In…

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Seasons of Change

With winter approaching (well, more so for my Manitoban friends), we say goodbye to the warmth of summer and the beauty of Fall, as the cold impact of winter sets in.  Why am I highlighting this??  Good question!  I met with someone the other day who passed along a very challenging thought that I would like to share with all of you!  He said that God creates seasons for a…

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Melissa’s Corner: Stepping out of the boat

A funny thing, this living in faith concept!  In our 11ish years of ministry I’ve always been able to look back and feel like there were definite moments where my faith was stretched and I grew in my knowledge and “faith” in God!  I marvel how, in those moments of trying times, where my faith was being tested (so to speak) how my anxiety would rise.  Remembering the trusted people…

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