...thinking out loud.

Melody B. Reid

Hello, I'm Melody!

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What I’m Reading

September 6, 2016 |

I am a voracious reader. I love nothing better than getting into a really good book. I read both fiction and non-fiction, often at the same time. It’s not unusual…

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Real Life

August 31, 2016 |

Dear Friends and Family, Everything is perfect here at our house. Our marriage is perfect, our children and their spouses are without flaw. Our pets are the cutest and smartest.…

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Whole Lot of Changes Going On

July 12, 2016 |

So much has happened around the Reid house in recent months. This time next week Will and I will be en route to Johannesburg, South Africa, where we will then…

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May 20, 2016 |

It’s graduation season, which got me thinking about teenagers and living with them and how often I hear parents talk about how hard this season of life can be. It’s…

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Not Much Has Changed

May 3, 2016 |

A year ago today, I wrote about my messy relationship with church here:  https://melodyreid.com/2015/05/02/i-have-a-messy-r…ship-with-church/ ‎ Today, when my TimeHop app reminded me about the post, I re-read it and realized…

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RIP Prince

April 22, 2016 |

  The first time I remember feeling it was when Princess Diana died in August of 1997. Obviously, I did not know her, but I felt a grief when she…

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Once Upon a Time

April 19, 2016 |

Once upon a time in 1981, an Alabama girl named Melody Burroughs met a soccer player from Sewanee  name Will.I know right? You can see what I saw in him.…

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Bless Your Heart Jordan Spieth…

April 11, 2016 |

  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this one says it all. Although Jordan led for most of the tournament, he ultimately wasn’t able to pull…

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Do As I Say Not As I Do

April 8, 2016 |

I am a licensed mental health professional. Who happens to have depression and anxiety and takes an SSRI medication every day. Until I don’t. A couple of weeks ago I…

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I’m a Lent Failure. Or Am I?

March 16, 2016 |

In my faith tradition, growing up, we did not practice Lent. I had never heard of the Liturgical Calendar until I became a United Methodist as a young adult. Even…

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