Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
March Round Up - Continuing the Conversation
Sandra, Karen, Mary-Lou, and Cheri would like to a visit a flea market like the one I shared in my Memorandum Monday - Canton Trade Days post. Those trade days happen the weekend before the first Monday of every month - if any of you are ever in the Dallas area, let's meet up there!
After sharing some book reviews, I was glad to learn that (in Better Than Before terminology) Missus Wookie is also an Upholder. Alexa says she's probably a Questioner and Cheri is a died-in-the-wool Obliger. There were also several book recommendations: Karen said: When Breath Becomes Air---a moving memoir by a neurosurgeon who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at 36, and passed away a little over a year later. Now I'm reading My Brilliant Friend. It's a perfect book for vacation---engaging story, interesting characters, set in Naples, Italy. It's long, and it's just the first of a four book series which I'm sure I'll want to read as well. Mary-Lou said: I have just finished The Nightingale, which I really enjoyed. Beverly said: I just finished reading Driving the Birds, a disturbing book but one I recommend.
After sharing about Hannah's Faith, I asked: Who has influenced you and helped you become the person you are today? Beverly said: Of course my parents but also my grandmother and great aunt influenced my faith. Cheri said: My Mom (the one that raised me) was the single biggest influence on the person I am today. Juliann said: My mom and dad.
When I shared a photo of some altered composition books, I learned from Sian that We don't have composition books like yours, so when we were in Florida we bought a few. It's always interesting to learn which items are available (or not) around the globe!
When I shared my February gratitude pages, Becky said: I am grateful in February for my mum coming successfully through surgery and for finding a physician who can help me with my migraines. Sian said: For finally feeling better and not needing any more antibiotics for sinus problems. Karen said: I always have a lot to be grateful for, but one thing for sure was the much milder weather than we had last February!
As always, I am grateful for each of you who stop by regularly and leave such wonderful comments to continue the conversation!