Essays

Melinda’s writing, featured in assorted web publications.

Sacred Time
About time travel

God in Small Things
About a lost glove

Knowing What I Looked Like
About gray hair that doesn’t scare me

Fear is a Bad Decision-Maker
About why fear doesn’t work

The Dandelion Rebellion
About being a rebel in real life

A Prom Memory
About innocence

“But Nothing I Can Post!”
About what we don’t say on social media

Saint Porphyrios on Blackmailing God
About humans and their tendency to bargain

Tree Change Dolls – Why We Care
About childhood, lost and found

Lent for Creatives: Five Hard Lessons
About spiritual and practical obstacles to publication

3 Practical Responses to “Church is Boring!”
About helping children feel present in church

The Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon’s Monastery Sings Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil
About hearing exceptional music in person

-Photo by Stephen Leonardi on Unsplash

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