All posts by Melissa Forster

Chocolate Pudding and Quitters

The first time I met Dan's parents, Al and Roxie, I remember being so nervous! Dan and I hadn't been dating too terribly long, but we were already serious. I was only 20 years old, but I was already in love and starting to dream about what our future could look like. I was so ...

Daydreaming Alone

In November 2014, Dan and I felt like God was telling us to pick a word to embrace for 2015. We had never picked a "word of the year" before and, honestly, I am not sure what made us have the thought. When we chose the word "brave" for 2015, I immediately started writing a ...

Top Reads of 2020

At the end of every year, I pull out my list of books that I have read throughout the year and try to pick my favorites to share with all of you. However, this year, that has proven to be quite difficult as I consumed more written material than I ever have in my life. ...

The Year of Feeling Everything BUT Secure

Before I started this writing in this space, I would always roll my eyes when an author would start a new update with "it's been x-amount of time since I have posted here". I was always so judgmental of the people who were called to write, had very strong and powerful voices, and yet went ...

The Truth About Groundhogs

In the Spring of 2018, I was sure there was a bear living under our house that was going to viciously attack me in the middle of the night. You think I'm kidding? I actually wrote about this near death experience. (When Raccoons Attack). After that very harrowing night that I nearly died, we called ...