Finding Hope to Un-glue with author, Melissa Wardwell

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“We are a work in progress and it is okay to sit back and let God do His thing in our lives. ” 

–  Melissa Wardwell

"First off, let me say that I am not a big fan of what I call “Christian Self Help” books. Until this book (Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst), I felt that all I needed was the Word of God to get me through life. No matter how true that is, this little book gave me clarity in my life and God used it in a mighty way. 

At the time, I was a homeschooling mother of three kids. I was ready to pull my hair out of my head before my feet would even hit the floor on most mornings. Add to it my growing irritation with my husband and others around me. 

I was Unglued!

I knew better than to behave and feel the way I did. No matter how many times I would be on my face at the altar, it didn’t end. Then the guilt set in about how slow of a change I was going through. I expected my attitude to change instantly when I placed all my cares at the feet of the Cross. It didn’t happen that way. 

While reading this book, I came across this passage that changed the game for me.
“Sometimes we girls think if we don’t make instant progress, then real change isn’t coming. But that’s not so. There is a beautiful reality called imperfect progress. The day I realized the glorious hope of this kind of imperfect change is the day I gave myself permission to believe I really could be different.” - Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst
Those words gave me hope that I can take things slow. “Baby steps” as I like to put it. I don’t have to be perfect instantaneously. I can let the process take it’s time. 

We are a work in progress and it is okay to sit back and let God do His thing in our lives."

Melissa Wardwell resides in the small mid-Michigan farm community of Corunna with her husband, three children, two cats, and three dogs.

She began writing in 2014 and has added 4 titles to her resume. She also blogs book reviews on her website and inspirational messages for Heartwings Blog.

Her stories continue to not only inspire readers but the author who writes them.

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ABOUT UNGLUED by Lysa TerKeurst

Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it! 

Lysa TerKeurst admits that she, like most women, has had experiences where others bump into her happy and she comes emotionally unglued. We stuff, we explode, or we react somewhere in between. What do we do with these raw emotions? Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us? Yes, and in her usual inspiring and practical way, Lysa will show you how. Filled with gut-honest personal examples and biblical teaching, Unglued will equip you to: Know with confidence how to resolve conflict in your important relationships. Find peace in your most difficult relationships as you learn to be honest but kind when offended. Identify what type of reactor you are and how to significantly improve your  communication. Respond with no regrets by managing your tendencies to stuff, explode, or react somewhere in between. Gain a deep sense of calm by responding to situations out of your control without acting out of control.



Thank you, Melissa!


Title:  Finding Hope in Savannah
Author: Melissa Wardwell
Publisher:  Melissa Wardwell
Release Date:  September 12, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Elizabeth "Liz" Thompson liked her quiet, predictable life with her son. When she witnesses something horrifying and dangerous, they are forced into hiding. She seeks refuge in the small community of Isle of Hope, Georgia only to find that her life and her heart are still hanging in the balance.

Officer Jake Andrews, dedicated his life to protect and serve the people of Savannah. In the back of his mind always wondering “what if”? The arrival of a young woman from his past forces him to face a long-buried secret, that will change how he sees his future.

As danger comes to Georgia, Liz & Jake must learn to trust God and each other, to see their way out of the situation.



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  1. I so needed this word today! Thank you Melissa and Annie! Blessings to you both!

  2. Thank you for sharing Unglued. I can understand days of feeling unglued while homeschooling! I often found that I could only make it through with prayer.


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