An Update on Life, Cruises & Other Crazy Stuff in Mel’s World

This New Year has already started off with a bang and oh my gracious…so.much.has been going on! I have SO MUCH to tell you I can hardly stand it!

I am going to try to be short and sweet, since we are all on the go, but I also wanted to get you caught up a bit on the crazy world I live in. Welcome back to Mel’s World!

Why is there a picture of a cruise ship on my post?

Well…two weeks ago today I was on that cruise ship with my dear friend and ministry partner Sue Cramer, from Praise and Coffee, and about 350 other girls for the Girls Get Away Cruise to Cozumel, Mexico.

Girls…if you ever get a chance to do something this you have to go…! It was totally unexpected and unplanned, which made the trip even more exciting.

We went to workshops, worship, shows and so much more...
we even made a few new friends.

Oh wait…we also met cupcakes!!! Lots of cupcakes (and coffee)…but also new friends,

…and even some friends that we’ve been chatting with online for years! Running into our online friends on a cruise ship…only God could do that!

How crazy awesome is that?

I was so blessed by Lysa TerKeurst, she was a gracious hostess for the cruise and was so generous in sharing her heart for making ministry count…she sprinkled her encouragement all over us on that trip…I love that about her!

(note to self, don’t bring a video camera for pictures,
for some reason it just didn’t work out)

We also laughed until our throats hurt…have you ever done that?

That is a lot of laughing…and we have 321 Improv to thank for that…by the way, Sue’s son, Matt, is on the 321 Improv team, he’s the one in the middle of this picture.

If you get a chance you HAVE to check them out, they are simply hysterical!

After a long day of workshops, classes and stuff we came back to the room every night to some fun little “creation” made out of towels in our room.

I also got a chance to meet with two incredible publishers and talk about a book idea that I’ve been working on for some time now…that was exciting and scary and awesome all at the same time.

There’s certainly much to celebrate, no, not a book deal yet…but…you never know, right?

Oh my, I have never wanted to sit down with a cup of coffee and chat with each of you face to face more that I do right now. I want to hear all about what God is doing in your life, your victories, celebrations and prayers.

I hope that’s what we can accomplish together…Real Women, Real Life, Real Faith in action…that’s us…Godly Gals, that’s us!

So, it’s your turn. What great and exciting things are going on in YOUR LIFE?

I can’t wait to hear all about it… ~ Melissa

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