Category: Writing

NEXT OF KIN is available for pre-order!

My debut scifi novel, a retelling of Ruth, is now available for preorder! Order your copy today. You can read more about this thrilling science fiction adventure on my fiction author website, Melinda Mitchell. Years after leaving war behind, Ami Lehem can’t shake the shadow of death. When a meteor strike kills her husband and […]

Worship Resources for February 26, 2023—First Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 Narrative Lectionary: Forgiveness, Matthew 18:15-35 (Psalm 32:1-2) On this first Sunday in Lent, we read the story of God’s allowance to eat any fruit in the garden of creation, except for the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil […]

Dear Christians: We have Advent, NOT Hanukkah

Dear Christians, The days are growing shorter, the nights are long and dark. As we near winter solstice and Christmas, we will begin putting up lights and lighting candles and singing songs. Because Hanukkah falls in the same season, it has come to my attention that some Christians are now attempting to observe Hanukkah, claiming […]

Judson’s JOURNEYS Bible Study Curriculum–Available to order!

I am excited to announce the publication of my first Bible Study series with Judson Press in their fall JOURNEYS collection! I wrote for September (and it’s now October, but I just received my copies) and they reflect certain passages from the Revised Common Lectionary. This is a new format for JOURNEYS, available in print […]

Embracing Failure

Merriam-Webster’s definition(s) of failure: 1a: omission of occurrence or performance b: (1): a state of inability to perform a normal function (2): an abrupt cessation of normal functioning c: a fracturing or giving way under stress 2a: lack of success b: a failing in business (bankruptcy) 3a: a falling short (deficiency) b: deterioration, decay 4: […]

Worship Resources for August 8th, 2021—Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 130; 1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 34:1-8; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51 Narrative Lectionary: Series on Sacraments—Baptism, Psalm 46 & Acts 2:37-42, or Series on Revelation, 4:1-11, John 17:1-5 In 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33, David’s son Absalom is captured by Joab’s men. Joab had been a […]