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Melissa Michaels is the NY Times Bestselling author of Love The Home You Have and The Inspired Room book. Her blog, The Inspired Room, was voted Better Homes & Gardens Readers' Favorite decorating blog in 2014 and 2015. Melissa is a church planter's wife and a mom to three human kids and...

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  1. thank you melissa….needed this encouragement and laugh! this christmas season has been completely unraveled from the beginning for our family and we’ll be celebrating with half unpacked boxes of decorations sitting right next to the tree and the rest of the house looking like we ran out the door half done with everything!
    but this year there is a list of things life is pressing down onto our family and all the little bits and pieces seem so irrelevant. going to hold my munchkins tight and we’ll wing it. and there will be love and joy and jesus in the middle of the mess. xo –kris

  2. That picture is so funny! My youngest doesn’t want to have anything to do with Santa, so this year we got a picture of my 4 year old holding her in a headlock on Santa’s lap.

  3. Thank you for this, Melissa. Things in my home are a bit unraveled this year, full of death and sorrow…and it is comforting to be reminded that He sees it – all of it.

  4. The photos are a hoot! One year I took two rolls of film (it was a while ago) of my then, three grandchildren. Out of 48 pictures I got one that was ‘card worthy’. I saved the bloopers and today there are some of my favorite photos … they make me smile when I think of the afternoon with Emma, Owen and Taylor.

  5. Beautiful…powerful…true! Oh sometimes I feel so alone in my messiness. I needed this to remind me that I’m not alone. Lots of company…and of course, my wonderful God who loves me amidst the mess!

  6. Superb reminder that we are NOT alone in our messes. Others can come along side us and encourage us!

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