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.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
I'm A Featured "Expert"
It all started in early March when I attended Jennifer Rothschild's Fresh Grounded Faith Conference in Waxahachie, Texas. It was the beginning of spring break and I wanted to plan a little weekend away for me and Robbie. Being the sweetheart that he is, Robbie said he wouldn't mind if I spent most of the day Saturday at the conference. He dropped me off that morning, picked me up so we could share a yummy lunch together, then picked me up again at the end of the day. (Yes, he is the greatest!!) Because I attended the conference alone, I was able to really focus on what the Lord was saying to me through the speakers and worship time.
I have read a couple of Jennifer Rothschild's books and led one of her Bible Studies (Walking By Faith), so this one-day conference was a real treat for me. I've followed her ministry for several years now, including receiving her free newsletter to womensministry.net, a wonderful resource for women in ministry. This site provides "practical tools, insightful resources and an inspirational community that empowers women's ministry leaders to initiate, nurture and sustain vibrant transformational ministries for women." I met Judy Patterson, Executive Editor of the site, at the conference . . . which leads to today's announcement.
I'm so excited to reveal that I am a featured "expert" on the womensministry.net website. I hope you'll pop over and check out my video on How To Use Your Blog As A Witnessing Tool and my article about Blogging Your Passion.
If you've just found my blog through womensministry.net - Welcome! Please take a look around and leave me a comment to say Hello. (Here are links to a few things I mentioned in the video - Sunday Musings, book reviews, scrapbooked testimonies here, here and here, and a look at our daily life here, here and here.)