Melissa Mashburn

  Melissa Mashburn is a woman passionately pursing God by taking her everyday, ordinary life and placing it as her offering to Him (Romans 12:1-2). With authenticity and a ministry about “Real Women, Real Life, Real Faith,” Melissa shows women their uniqueness and special calling. An author, speaker, Pastor’s Wife, and Kids & Women's ministry leader. Melissa is mom to two incredible teenage sons and is married to Matt, herbetter half, for 20 years and they enjoy life and ministry in South Florida. I’m a CLASSeminars alumni and have a passion for leading women “keep It real” in their lives and ministries.  I’m the founder of Mel’s World Ministry and have started a series called Godly Gals ~ Real Women, Real Life, Real Faith where we celebrate Romans 12:2 in action.  You can find me just about everyday in Mel’s World with Melissa Mashburn or on Twitter @Mels_World, http://www.melissamashburn.net/ and on Facebook@ Mel's World with Melissa...

be Still

In our society, we are always on the go. Our to-do lists are constantly running through our heads and chances are even as we skim over this we are thinking of all the other things we still have to do today. Oh my, sweet friends, it’s time for us to stop the running, the chasing, and the endless pursuit of what the world tells us that we should want– – money – status – stuff – more _______ (fill in the blank) …and stop long enough to simply be still. Just for a moment. Come on, try it. Just be still, take a deep breathe in then exhale slowly. Don’t text, tweet, instagram or update your status (ha, caught you!) — there’ll be time for that later. Right now though, let’s try to simply be still and see what God does. Listen, I’m not great at this either, I’m about as “Dory” as they come, but it is something I’ve been challenged on lately and wanted to share some of what I’m learning through it with you. Here’s what you can do to get started on learning to be still. Ask Him to join you in your be still and silent moment. Release all the distractions clamoring for your attention. Take a few deep breaths in and really start to slow yourself down a bit. Wait for Him to come sit beside you. I’ve found that it’s best to do before your days gets away from you, but here’s a little heads up as you get started. I can guarantee you that it will not be easy at first. Everything around you...

Weekend Wrap•Up

Take a break from all of the election rhetoric and refresh your soul! Everything from the week is all right here, waiting for you. Enjoy. The Battle for Your Territory Patricia Holbrook   Why it’s Important to Forgive, Even When…We Don’t Want To Melissa Mashburn   I Almost Died the Summer of ’89 Natalie Gwyn   The Great Pruning Sarah Jefferson   A Simultaneous God Lori...

Weekend Wrap•Up

Everything you may have missed this week in ONE place! Enjoy! When God Removes People From Your Life Patricia Holbrook   Get Over Yourself Melissa Mashburn   Less of the Bachelor, More of the Bible Kelly Russell   The Struggle is Real (Psalm 103) Mikal Dawn   The Tale of Two Women and the Rest of Us In-between Lori Macmath  ...

Weekend Wrap•Up

Good stuff, hard stuff and FREEING stuff! We’d LOVE for you to catch up on what you missed! Staying Focused {As Your World Spins Around} Patricia Holbrook   NO More People Pleasing (It’s Okay to be YOU) Melissa Mashburn   A Fast from WHAT? Lori Macmath   New Crop Alisa Hope Wagner     Do You Hear the Whisper of Grace? Anne...

Weekend Wrap•Up

We KNOW the week can be CRAZY and we don’t want you to MISS a thing! Everything. All week. Right here. THIS WEEK we have a GIVEAWAY you won’t want to miss!! CLICK HERE to enter this: Parenting in the Midst of Fear Stephanie McCandless Nighttime Beauty Sarah Jefferson Behind the Makeup Melissa Mashburn Run Them In Lori Macmath How Do I Pray When ___? Kelly...

Weekend Wrap•Up

As we move into a HOLIDAY weekend, enjoy some inspiration & encouragement from this week! HE is Real – Suzanne Vel   When Things Don’t Turn Out as Planned – Patricia Holbrook   Make the Right Call – Maria Morgan   Waiting. Turn Your WAIT Into a Verb – Melissa Mashburn   Coffee Trees – Alisa Hope...

Weekend Wrap•Up

This week ~ all in one place! Enjoy the weekend! Cling Tight, Dear One – Melissa Mashburn   Return. Rest. Quiet. Confidence. – Alisa Hope Wagner   Turning What We Think About Submission, Right Side Up (part 3) – Susan Lawrence   When Purpose is Tucked into the Mundane – Anne...

Weekend Wrap•Up

In case you missed a beat this week! Everything in one place. Jesus in the Margins – Stephanie McCandless   A New Lens for Relationships – Melissa Mashburn   Echoes of Eden, and the Case for Perfectionism – Aimee Serafin   PLEASE Ladies… – Lori Macmath   Turning What We Think About Submission RIGHT SIDE UP, (Part 1) – Susan...

Weekend Wrap•Up

Everything from the week in ONE place ~ don’t miss any of these! A Call to Love – Stephanie McCandless   Tired? Find Rest – Maria Morgan   It Is Well – Maddie Macmath   Dead of Winter – Summer Pendley   Grace in the Vaccum Cleaner Aisle – Melissa...