Uncomfortable Me

Today marks eleven years of me as a Mrs. My first few weeks as Melissa Brotherton were confusing. Despite practice and planning, the name sat uncomfortable on my shoulders. The taste of it rolling off my tongue was strange. Now I snuggle down into it like well-worn pajamas and slippers. I've embraced it as my … Continue reading Uncomfortable Me

Accentuate the Negative

Eve was a sinner. Sarah was a doubter. Rebecca was a deceiver. Tamar was incestuous. Rahab was a prostitute. Jael was a murderer. Bathsheba was an adulterer. Mary Magdalen was demon possessed. Earlier this week, I mentioned that I hate the Proverbs 31 woman, mainly because her perfection causes me to feel guilty. These women, … Continue reading Accentuate the Negative

What’s in a Name?

By this time in the pregnancy we usually have a name. This is our fourth child and we're having a hard time deciding what to call him. Baby boy? Number 4? Axel? There's a lot of names that we have found that sound nice...but none of them have that neon sign flashing over it saying, … Continue reading What’s in a Name?