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.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday's Mail Memo - April Recap

https://www.amazon.com/Womans-Study-Bible-Hardcover-Full-Color/dp/0718086740/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=dalibipi-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=a7e3e03925cab43a89a4ed53a5ee6fd4&creativeASIN=0718086740The mail this week was mostly bills and advertisements with a few packages for Robbie and one for me - a beautiful new Bible, which I'll share more about in a future post.

April was a busy month around here, so I thought I'd recap a little today. The weekend after the Illustrated Faith retreat we celebrated Easter Sunday with Mama & Daddy. We went to the morning service at their church to hear Daddy sing in the cantata, then enjoyed a yummy Easter dinner that Mama prepared.

The next weekend, Robbie traveled with me to The Woodlands, about four hours away, and I taught an illustrated Bible journaling mini-retreat at The Woodlands Bible Church. We had 21 ladies in attendance, ranging in age from 13 to 86! It was a fabulous day.

This past weekend, I headed out to Scrappin' Goodtime in Corsicana and spent the day Saturday teaching a couple of illustrated Bible journaling workshops on the Book of Ruth. It was a FUN day with 17 ladies participating, many of whom have attended my workshops in the past plus several brand new Bible journalers.

It was a busy and very ACTIVE month that seemed to fly by. I'm welcoming in May this week by spending the majority of my time working to complete the custom scrapbook-for-hire project I have in progress. What will you be up to this month?

Waving hello to all the Mondayers joining in with Sian this year as we share memos and mail on Monday!


Sian said...

Wow..you've been wonderfully, joyously busy! Hope this week is a good one for you too. Happy May Melissa

Karen said...

What a busy teaching schedule you had! Looks like it was wonderfully successful. We're traveling again this month. We'll be away for a week early in May, and a long weekend away at the end. I'm doing a lot more volunteer work, too, so trying to keep up with projects will fill the month easily.

Patio Postcards said...

You certainly have been Active in your calling with the illustrated journaling classes; such happy faces on the attendees' faces. Happy week ahead.

Alison said...

What a busy but fun-sounding month....it's great to hear that you're doing something you really enjoy!! xx