New Year, New Possibilities

A new year. New possibilities. Blank pages of potential. That is how I am viewing 2019.

The last three years have been… Challenging. Difficult. Rough. As each year faded into the next it seriously seemed as the next looked at the last and said: “That’s all you’ve got? Hold my sweet tea.” I cannot think of a single area of life that has not met with not just a challenge, but defining, gut-wrenching moments. Hence part of the reason there has been little activity here on the blog.

Many choose a word to focus on for the new year. … … More New Year, New Possibilities



Life is full of deception. Magazines are filled with air-brushed, photo shopped models. The news spins and twists stories to favor their political candidate or their pet issue. Entertainment sources portray fictional stories as the way things should be. Even “reality” television programs are scripted to some degree and edited in such a way as to deceive the viewer into believing things occurred as depicted rather than as they actually did. … More Deceived


During the last few months (2016), my husband and I have completed and published a few books. We are excited for these accomplishments as the topics are just a few of the areas we have helped churches, ministries, and families over the decades. … More Books


Welcome to VirtuousGraceandTruth! My name is Melissa. I’m a wife, mom, speaker, writer, and teacher. Married 25 years to my college sweetheart, we have been in ministry together for equally as long. I’m not expert at anything, but I like to try my hand at most things. Come join in as we seek to learn … More About