...thinking out loud.

Melody B. Reid

Hello, I'm Melody!

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Gone Fishing

March 19, 2015 |

I don’t know about you, but it is really hard for me to take a day off. Even when I am not technically working, I am always pressuring myself to…

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Best Friday in a While

March 8, 2015 |

This past Friday, March 6, 2015, was a day I’d really been looking forward to.  I had a ticket to hear one of my faith heroes, Nadia Bolz-Weber, speak at…

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The Evolution of Christmas

December 2, 2014 |

Christmas at the Reid house has changed over the years.  Anna was born in 1989, quickly followed by Caroline in 1991 and Frances in 1993, (Yes, your math is correct.…

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Organizing my online life

October 24, 2014 |

My friend Sally loves that I’ve described myself as a “voracious reader.”  For some reason, the word voracious tickles her. I’ve always been a reader of books and in recent…

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Visiting is not for cowards

October 13, 2014 |

I went to church yesterday. I know, no big deal, right?  It’s the south, we go to church.  It’s what we do.  But this week Will and I visited a…

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October 10, 2014 |

Several weeks ago I learned about a website called shereadstruth. I probably won’t do it justice here, so please check it out for yourself, but it is an online Bible study for…

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You just get used to it

October 4, 2014 |

Five years ago, when I decided to go back to graduate school and get a masters in counseling, some things changed around our house.  I had two girls still in…

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Some friends go all the way back

September 30, 2014 |

I’ve been friends with Jeanine for 25 years.  We’ve raised 5 kids between us, sewed endless smocked dresses, John-John’s, curtains and dust ruffles.  She is largely responsible for any expensive…

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finding my writing voice

September 30, 2014 |

I’ve always loved writing.  Putting pen to paper, or finger to keyboard, has almost always been the only way I can process.  I can get all my thoughts out before…

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