About the Author

Follower of Christ, wife to Tobin, mommy to Maelie, friend, heart-writer, guitar strummer, coffee lover. And she loves to run barefoot in the rain.

(in)side DaySpring: things we love
& you will too!
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(in)side DaySpring:
things we love
& you will too!
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  1. I appreciate your story here because my closet friends in my everyday life — who are the people who sustain me, encourage me, and live life with me in so many ordinary ways that they’re extraordinary — don’t read blogs like I do or really connect with people online. I tend to assume they won’t appreciate how God has encouraged me in this way. Thanks for reminding me that God is bigger than my assumptions!

    • You’re welcome, Kristin! Thank you for your kind words. I think I assumed the same thing without realizing it…when (in)RL is really just a celebration of community exactly as we are and everyone is welcome. 🙂 Blessings, friend!

  2. I was reading this.. loving it.. thinking I want to have coffee with that girl.. haha.. and then realized it was you MEL.. I have so come to love you and your ENFP self! blessings friend

    • HA! This made me smile really BIG. So great to see you here, my friend! That coffee will happen soon…we’ll find a way! 🙂

  3. This really speaks to the power of two or more gathered in the name of Jesus. Thanks for the reminder of the power of fellowship and sharing our hearts . . few or many!

  4. It is one thing to have friends-know people. God wants far more than that for us–He wants us to bond with others & really get to know them—deep down in the nitty gritty. He wants us to be community & pray for others–their hurts, sorrows, and rejoice with them in their blessings.

    Can’t wait for this year’s meet up!