The Difference – Day 1 of 2

Marvelous Monday morning, everyone! My tank is full today, friends. I’m well-rested and finally bidding adieu to this yucky cold that has been hanging around and over me for the past two weeks. This past week, I spoke to the kids in my eighth grade class using the Town Hall method. We’re focusing on respect;…

The Good Way

Glorious Monday morning to you all! Well, we made it through the first week of the new year. I wonder how many of you have kept your resolutions. It’s really none of my business what you resolve to do, but I’ll share mine with you. This year I resolve to go even lower. God won’t…

Uncharted Territory

Morning blessings to you! I trust that this message finds you well — in your right mind and with full control of your limbs — the perfect vessel to be God’s hands and feet. So, let today be the day that no complaint comes from your lips — just send up praises to our Almighty…

2017 Malone Zone Rewind

Good morning friends, I have a short audio message for you today as well as a post from the past. I hope it speaks to you and is relevant. Don’t forget to click the link to It’s All Small Stuff. Have a wonderful week! It’s All Small Stuff

Sunrise Sermon: Roots

Two years ago my friend Desiree invited me to read the bible in one year (along with several other sweet sisters). It was the continuation of something good that God had started in my life a few years earlier, so I jumped at the chance to delve into scripture with a group of ladies who…

Sunrise Sermon: Just Right

This past week as I began preparing for today’s message, I found my thoughts to be scattered hither and yon. They usually come together in a cohesive little box with a coherent little bow, but as I heaped more and more onto my plate last week, I quickly grew tired and too weary to package…

Naptural Beauty

I never knew that something so wild could be tamed. I sometimes wondered why the tool for taming had a fist on its end. I even wondered why the rod used to tame our roots resided in the kitchen where the tools for cooking were kept. Some of us still cringe when we go to…

Father Knows Best – Part I

Ask & You Shall Receive One of my fondest memories from my childhood was our Christmas tradition of looking through the Sears catalog — taking time to dog-ear the pages with our favorite things. My cousin Grady¬†would write our annual letter to my Aunt JoAnna who lived in San Francisco at the time. She spoiled…

Change is Inevitable: Forgive & Remember (Part II)

Many artists have written songs about change. Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”¬†is one of my all-time favorites. There’s so much emotion and soul in this song. He wails about life — stating that “It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die, ’cause I don’t know what’s up there beyond the sky.”…