When Dreams Don’t Come True

Presenting…my first-ever cameo guest post!

A few months ago, wanting to reference Sally Ride in a post I was writing, I Googled “first female U.S. astronaut” – only to discover that Sally Ride does not hold that distinction. And I stumbled upon a wonderful, heartbreaking story that I knew I wanted to write about.

My friend Tony Alicea has been running a series on his blog, called Awaken the Dreamers. When I approached him about writing a guest post for the series, featuring my newly-found story, Tony said, “Absolutely!”

Writing this post kicked me squarely out of my comfort zone. I do not usually write “devotional” posts, but I am so happy to be doing my first one for Tony. Please read it by clicking here.

I hope you like it.


What Melissa Did – ATCL

My new post over at All The Church Ladies shares about a time when fear and insecurity had such a stranglehold on me, they kept me from doing what I’d been trained for years to do, what I longed to do with all my heart.

Then, at a crucial moment in front of a thousand people, a friend pushed me out into thin air, and I found I could fly. And I was given one of the deepest joys of my life.

You can read the story by clicking here.

Those Glory Days – ATCL

For a couple of months now, I’ve been posting every Tuesday over at All The Church Ladies. I’m going to start linking to those posts here, for those of you who are interested.

All The Church Ladies is a new-ish web site started by one of my Christian writing heroes, Karen Spears Zacharias. It features daily posts by an assortment of women, talking about church life and church women, past and present, who are trying to share love and beauty with the world.

Today I wrote about the last glory days of the Assemblies of God Old-Fashioned Camp Meeting in Oregon (we attended in the late 70’s and early 80’s.) You can read about it by clicking here.

Echoes of Truth

My little blog is six months (plus change) old, so to celebrate, I am having my first ever guest poster!

I met Tony Alicea through Twitter, and he has since become a dear friend – he is probably the nicest guy in my Twitter sphere. He lives in Florida, where he performs tech wizardry (he has rescued me from my ignorance, several times), listens to lots and lots of music, writes, and loves God; not at all in that order. Continue reading