Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Friday, July 27, 2012
What were you doing . . .
One hour ago... checking my morning email while enjoying a granola bar for breakfast
Two hours ago... sleeping
Ten hours ago... just finishing packing up some page kits for a crop tonight before heading to bed
Eighteen hours ago... riding the exercise bike while finishing a book on my new Kindle
Twenty four hours ago... processing the 180+ emails I found in my inbox when we returned home from our trip to New Mexico
Three days ago... taking scavenger hunt photos and learning the history of the Taos Indians as we toured the Taos Pueblo, enjoying Taosino Rice for lunch, visiting the Royal Gorge, relaxing over supper at Sabrano's in Arroyo Seco & reminiscing about being stuck for 20 minutes on the chair lift at the Taos Ski Valley the day before (someone working on the mountain with a backhoe cut a main power line - luckily the generator fired right up!)
One week ago... organizing my newest layouts to put into albums and making a run to Hobby Lobby for a few more albums because I've been very productive this year
One month ago... setting up my new craft room, stopping along the way to create new layouts
Six months ago... laying tile flooring, painting walls, installing new shelving, and buying a new washer & dryer to complete the laundry room renovation
One year ago... coaching in the Finding Photo Freedom workshop, wondering when Robbie's new part-time job would turn into full-time employment, and enjoying a trip to Waco to celebrate my birthday
Five years ago... settling into our new home as we had just returned to the Dallas area after a few years in East Texas where I completed my MBA & Robbie completed his BBA, enjoying my first trip abroad as I accompanied Robbie on a business trip to Moscow (Russia), Gardone Riviera (Italy), and London (UK)
Ten years ago... delighting in our first year of marriage, adjusting to living away from family for the first time in my life, relishing the fact that I didn't have to work, and completing our wedding scrapbook
Eighteen years ago... graduating with my Bachelor's degree, working full-time as the office manager for a small corporation in Beaumont, moving into my first apartment after finally leaving an abusive marriage, wondering what life had in store for me
Twenty-three years ago... working full-time, attending college classes at night, pretending life was great and hiding the truth from my family & friends
Well, it appears my memory is still functioning at my new advanced age! (Thanks for the inspiration Beverly!) How about you - what were you doing one hour ago? Twenty-three years ago?