What is #TrueEquality?


We don’t really hear much about Jesus and equality. We talk about “equal rights” on hot topics like the ‪#‎MarriageEquality‬ debate and focus in on the one polarizing issue at hand, but Jesus had much to say about equality. He said it with His life, death, and resurrection… I can see Him hanging there on the cross, […]

How I QUIT My Sugar Habit

How I QUIT My Sugar Habit

I have always had a “sweet tooth”. I LOVE all things sweet and carb-y. However, I’ve been noticing the ole metabolism ain’t what she used to be, and that every time I eat sweets, I start feeling really cranky a couple hours later. I needed a sugar intervention. Surprisingly, once I decided to eat better, […]

Because I Want to Remember Every Moment of Motherhood…


My kids are no longer babies. In fact, they are lean, gangly, all legs-and-arms creatures who eat everything in the pantry and can carry on conversations with adults at any time. When I think about how fast it’s going, my heart aches a bit inside. I’m happy they are healthy and growing. I’m thrilled when […]

The One about the Hole where My Ceiling Used to Be


Some days are good, but some days are a pain in the rump. Literally. We noticed that since the temperature outside has been heating up to the 90’s, that our AC vents needed to be adjusted a bit. My husband decided to take care of it today, and I didn’t think a thing about him […]

What does #nofilter Bible time look like at my house? #womeninGodsWord


If we’re new friends, please let me introduce myself. I’m Melanie, a full-time work-outside-the-home mom (software developer), laugher, blogger, Christ follower, and modern Southern Belle… thus, the name of my blog “Southern Melle“. Now, we can all be honest, right? Sometimes, images I see online make me feel like I’m the only one who doesn’t have […]

Hillsong United EMPIRES — Giveaway! #EMPIRES #FLYBY


UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed! Please stay tuned for another fun giveaway coming soon! My 6-year-old son loves to sing in the car, and I love for him to sing too! Because we only listen to Christian music in the car, he has learned the lyrics to every song — and wow, can he […]