...thinking out loud.

Melody B. Reid

Hello, I'm Melody!

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Why Do I Do This to Myself?

October 7, 2015 |

So last week I was at the beach on vacation with Will and some good friends. While South Carolina was having a time of it with record rainfall, the Gulf…

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Help My Unbelief

October 6, 2015 |

For the second time in two weeks, we will attend a family funeral. My husband’s step-grandmother died in August and her service was a week ago Saturday. She was at…

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31 Days of Habit

October 5, 2015 |

So there’s this thing called write31days.com where writers are challenged to write every single day during the month of October.  I didn’t sign up for several reasons. First I knew I…

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A note of thanks

September 21, 2015 |

photo credit Roger Glenn, Kanuga 2007 Yesterday Will and I had the privilege of attending the funeral of a very special man. Bill Ross was the Director at Camp Flintlock…

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All the excuses

September 17, 2015 |

I’ve been listening to Elizabeth Gilbert’s podcast called Magic lessons  (http://www.elizabethgilbert.com/magic-lessons/), where she has “creativity conversations” with and for people who are stuck in their creative lives. Elizabeth is the…

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I’m not dead. I just haven’t been writing.

September 5, 2015 |

I haven’t written a blog post since July 17th. That’s seven weeks. I did have a few people guest post for me while I was in Africa, and if you…

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Guest Post by John David Mangrum

August 1, 2015 |

John David and Natalie Mangrum are two of my favorite people on this earth. John David pastors Origins church here in Greenville, SC, where my youngest daughter Frances has had…

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Guest Post from Sissy Goff

July 25, 2015 |

Today’s guest post comes from my friend Sissy Goff.  This post is an excerpt from her book Intentional Parenting. Sissy spends most of her days talking with girls and their families,…

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Guest Post from Esther Burroughs

July 20, 2015 |

Today’s guest post comes from my super cool mother, Esther Burroughs.  Mom has been a writer and speaker for many years, and always has something good to say. I know…

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Remember when I told you I was going to Africa?

July 17, 2015 |

Back in April, I mentioned this tiny little detail in my life. I was going to Africa with Will on a mission trip (https://melodyreid.com/2015/04/11/god-just-dont-…o-go-to-africa/ )‎So now it’s July and we leave…

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