The Missy Lewis Blog

Faith

The Bible describes faith as “confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”  (Hebrews 11:1). 

I love how this reads in the Message.  “The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see.”

It’s so true, too.  A life without faith, without hope, is hardly worth living.

My faith is in Jesus Christ, Son of the living God.  No matter what else comes my way, He alone makes my life worth living.

What makes your life worth living?

Family

Oh, how I love the wacky, magnificent group of people God gave me to do life with! 

We are loud.  We love to laugh.  We can be a little rowdy at times.  We might even get on each other’s nerves on occasion. But no matter what, through thick and thin, in good times and bad…We are family. (The 70’s child in me really wants to bust out in song with Sister Sledge here. Don’t judge me, girl. You know you want to, too!)

A really cool quote I found on the Google machine says, “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who always love you…no matter what.”

This space is for sharing stories about those people. The ones who have impacted my life and love me for the red, hot mess I am.

Grandlittles

Minnie’s my name! Loving grandlittles is my game!

I’ve been living on this planet for more than 50 years, but I came alive in a way I never thought possible in October of 2016 when I laid eyes on my first grandchild. Being a momma was amazing, but this Minnie gig…oh, my!

The Bible calls grandchildren our “crowning glory” in Proverbs 17:6. I’ve also heard them called our “reward for not killing our kids.” (That didn’t come from the Bible, though.)

Our grandlittles give us a reason to be silly again. They teach us to slow down and pay attention to tiny details. Grandchildren remind us that life is short so we should eat some ice cream.

This space is a fun one filled with tales of mermaids and dinosaurs, astronauts and ballerinas, tea parties and dragon slaying. This space is for anyone who desires to speak truth and blessings into the heart of special little people in their life.

Enough Already

Do you ever feel like you are constantly being measured against a set of crazy, unattainable standards? Well, princess, it’s time to toss aside your measuring stick and declare I AM ENOUGH ALREADY!

You were created precisely as you are by a God who does not measure you against the world’s standards. He made your heart, your spirit. You are fearfully and wonderfully made!

In this space, you will be empowered and encouraged to embrace the uniquely beautiful creature you are and learn to delight in knowing you are enough already!

Aging With Grace

My grandma always said, “Getting old is for the birds,” but I believe it can be fantastic! And fun! And hilarious!

Growing older offers us so many beautiful gifts – wisdom, grandchildren, AARP discounts. Of course, there are some not-so-beautiful things as well – chin whiskers, pesky gray hairs, and achy joints, but let’s not focus on those!

This space is where we learn to laugh at the days to come and rejoice in the beauty of time as we discover how to age with grace!

Writing

“A day will come when the story inside you will want to breathe on its own.  That’s when you’ll start writing.”  --Sarah Noffke

My story is demanding to breathe on its own, y’all, and I am writing!  

My heart is alive with a dream of writing the story of a good, good Father.  A Father who not only plants a dream in a young girl’s heart, but waters it and cultivates it and prunes it into a deeply-rooted, magnificent tree with branches filled with delicious fruit which nourishes the soul.  

A tree which provides shade and a place to rest for a weary soul.  From which playful hearts can swing and adventurous souls explore.  

William Wordsworth said it beautifully, “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

This space is for the breathings of my mended heart.

Speaking

I love to talk.  In fact, since I learned to speak as a young ‘un, many have asked the question, “Does she ever hush?”  My answer is, as long as I have something important to say, I won’t be quiet!  

I have discovered I am quite comfortable speaking, especially when given an opportunity to speak life and Truth into the hearts of others, and I believe God has gifted me with the gift of gab to use for His glory.

I’m reserving this space to share information about how to invite me to speak at your next event.  Check back from time to time, and if you would like to learn more, “Let’s Connect!

Missylaneous Thoughts

If we tried to create a category for all the eclectic thoughts that go through my busy mind, it would break the internet! So this space is where every thought that doesn’t fit into the other categories will live.

Here you will learn about everything from the confessions of a rainbow unicorn to raising chickens to pickling okra. This space is for random, quirky, and sometimes profound musings can be found. Buckle up, kids! This could be a wild ride!

Recent Blog Posts

The Shack – Missylaneous Thoughts and Ramblings

This archived post talks about the movie, “The Shack.” No matter what this fallen world has dealt you, God is a good, good Father. He is willing to meet you where you are, and His love is unending, no matter how distant you become. He never stops pursuing you.

Moving the Mailman into His Man Cave

{the evolution of the man cave} According to traditional history books, man’s first dwelling was a cave. Or at least that’s the way I remember it. Of course, I could be confusing “history” with the TV shows of my childhood, Flintsones and Captain Caveman, but somewhere in time, men lived in caves. Right? And of…

The Sweetest Thing – Valentine Surprise from the King of My Heart

{valentine’s day} I’ve always LOVED Valentine’s Day! I have the fondest memories of construction paper hearts of pink, red, and white cleverly glued together to form dogs, caterpillars, and birds. Does anyone else remember how cool it was to learn that, by folding a piece of paper in half and cutting a teardrop shape on the…

Sweet Nothings: Overcoming My Sugar Addiction…again

{my name is missy, and i’m a sugar addict} Sugar. It is quite possible that sugar is the single most addictive substance on planet Earth. It is certainly my drug of choice. Sugar is a socially acceptable drug. It is a welcome and expected guest at all birthday parties, arriving dressed as cupcakes with fluffy buttercream…

My New Bible – A New Vessel for a Timeless Treasure

{my new bible} My new Bible arrived in the mail yesterday!  I ordered it a couple of weeks ago, after a long search for just the “right” one.  After extensive research to determine which version to purchase, I felt confident that THIS was the one! (It helped that Beth Moore recommended it!) {unfamiliar territory} I…

Christmas Just Snuck Up On Me…

“Christmas snuck up on me again!”  How is it that this phrase even exists?  I have heard it announced more times than I can count, having muttered it myself year after year. Christmas is December 25.  Every! Single! Year! But for some mysterious reason, I find myself in the same predicament each year…freaking out because…

The Big 5-Oh! Fifty years of Missylaneous Me

The Big 5-oh! Well, this just happened… FIFTY! They say “it’s the new 30.”  Is it?  I think not.  Fifty is the new FABULOUS!  Fifty is its own brand of wonderful, and I am thrilled to begin this adventure! Fabulous Fifty What is so fabulous about fifty, anyway?  I remember a time in my life when…

Conversations with an Angel – Getting Acquainted with My Little Langley

Conversations with an Angel… I have had the tremendous blessing of conversing with an angel over the past four days.  There is no denying that the little doll who landed in our lives 6 days ago came straight from Heaven.  Looking into her face is like sneaking a glimpse into the glory of God! I am completely…

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Baby! Baby! (The wait is over! I’m officially MINNIE!)

{baby} A tiny baby entered the world on Sunday, and she will call me “Minnie.”  It was one of the most sacred moments of my life.  There is nothing that compares to the joy in my heart to be able to share the story of the day my first granddaughter was born! {nesting} Something in…

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For the Love of October! The Very Best Month of the Year

There is just so much to love about the month of October! I hope you enjoy this reflection of the countdown until the day I first became a grandmother!

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