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Melody B. Reid

Hello, I'm Melody!

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Whole Lot of Changes Going On

July 12, 2016 | 6 Comments

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 | 2 Comments

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 | 10 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

  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 | 5 Comments

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 | 2 Comments

  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 | 2 Comments

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 | 2 Comments

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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I Believe This is Going to be Our Finest Hour

March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’m excited to share a sermon with you today by my dear friend Jay Madden. I’ve known Jay for 17 years and he has been an integral part of my…

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My Writing Questions

January 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

  At the beginning of December, I had a 30 minute FaceTime call with my friend Micah Murray, who I have written about before. Micah runs the Clumsy Bloggers workshop…

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