It has been a long time coming.
I've been blogging for six years...I can hardly believe that.
In that time I have done a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but over the last year or so I have felt God really pushing me hard to narrow the focus and do what I do best.
What do I do best? (Isn't that the question we often ask ourselves in moments like this?)
So I did what most of us do, I put it aside. Laid it down. Forgot about it and hoped it would come to me. I thought the time away would help me, but it actually made it harder.
That's so weird, isn't it?
So, I needed to change it up and try something different to figure out the answer. I prayed about it, not just a little bit and occasionally here and there, but I really prayed about it. I also sought counsel from wise and trusted friends as well as colleagues in the ministry and here's what I found out.
I have a heart for women's ministry.
- I love to encourage women. To come alongside them and share my journey...as well as theirs.
- I don't have all the answers, nor do I have to, but I do want to learn and grow.
- As well as be alongside other women that want to learn and grow.
- I want to be a part of a group of women that are living life REAL.
- No pretenses.
- No masks.
- No trying to have it all together.
- Just REAL women, living out their REAL life and REAL faith each and every day.
So, that's what I'm going to do. In the course of the next few weeks I'm going to be changing things up here in Mel's World.
I've partnered with 2xDesign to come up with a way to reflect this new direction. I've been working with the team there for months now and just in the last week have really landed on what this part of my world will look like.
Everything I do will be focused on Real Women, Real Life, Real Faith in action. What it looks like to live out Romans 12:1-2 in our everyday, ordinary lives. The heart of it is to encourage women to live with an authentic faith.
Whether you are in full time ministry, married to a Pastor, are a car pool mom, a college student, or anything in between...we are ALL in ministry and can live out our lives for His glory.
I hope you take the jump with me.
It's going to be a great new adventure. I'm excited about what God is doing here and I hope you will be too.
There will still be book reviews, articles, devotionals, interviews, but also practical info on new things like;
* Ministry Life
* Life Lessons from the Edge of Burnout
* Marriage Matters
* Family First
* Godly Gals
...and so much more!
Would you do me a favor?
Would you please pray for all the pieces to come together quickly for the new design/direction? That this would be a place where women from every age, stage, and corner of the world would come and be encouraged, challenged and grow in who they are in Christ.
Thank you so much...I can't wait to see what happens when all the pieces come together.