About Me

I am a 58 year old wife and mother who wants to grow up to be a “prayer warrior.”  Seriously, I Love the Lord and my husband and two darling children and their spouses.  I have been battling multiple sclerosis since 1990 and some days it absolutely kicks my butt!! I also have both trigeminal and occipital neuralgia, which can make my days rough.  Jazzy Joy, our Airedale is my constant companion even though darling DannyO originally purchased her. 😊 I started blogging in 2006 just to put all the thoughts rattling around in my brain to paper.  Besides, my adult children are too old to chirp at each day… I NEED SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO MY GREAT ADVICE!!

I’m on a minimalism journey-MY way, which includes embracing aging rather than fighting it.   I really, really want to be like Job, though and want to be able to say, honestly, “The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” 



  1. Dorothy said,

    Melodye, I love your table! I am on David’s Traditions list and wish I lived closer so I could meet you and go to Paul’s classes too.

    Your posts are always so uplifting and inspiring. Your talent for writing shines through and your blog is wonderful!


  2. Dolores said,

    Hi Melody – I have just started delving in this new social media and subscribing to RSS feeds. Decorative painting was one of my interests so I ended up at your site. First of all, your table is beautiful. You undoubtedly have such a great talent. And so does your husband. The table itself is great. Does he sell them to other painters?

    More importantly, your desire to be a prayer warrior is an inspiration to me. I am at a place in my life where I sometimes feel very alone and unneeded. Your blog reminded me that even people like me can serve a useful purpose — I can pray. Thank you for that.

    As you are on your journey, please remember my husband and me. We have been married for over 41 years. He had a stroke in January, 2004. He is completely blind in his left eye and has very, very little vision in his right. Thankfully, he is still able to be by himself during the day since I have to work. The stroke changed our life and things will never be the same. Some days I think I have adapted very well and then some days I want to get in my truck and “drive off into the sunset.” My children are all grown and do not live close. They have their own lives and come as often as they can, but I do feel very lonely. I guess the biggest thing is the personality change that has come over my husband. I don’t know who he is anymore. After 35 years, he has taken up smoking. Smoking — can you believe that? For a man who takes unbelievable amounts of medicine for high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, thyroid problems, blood problems. He never talks to me anymore. I have become nothing more than his cook and maid. Sorry for the rambling and I don’t want this to sound like a pity party. But for some reason, I was compelled to share this with you. Please remember me when you pray. I’m not even asking for him to be different. I just want to be able to take care of him without resentment and anger in myself.

    Thank you and I hope you have a blessed day!


  3. Trena in Naperville said,

    Your Blog is truly inspirational in many ways!
    God Bless you my Sister!!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  4. Estella said,

    Hi Mel, Just wanted to tell you that I love reading your blog. Everything you write about touches my spirit.also you and your family are always in my prayers. See you in class. Estella

  5. Jennifer said,

    It was so nice meeting you yesterday! I am going to look for you facial scrub recipe and try and make it today!

    • Melodye Olsavsky said,

      It was awesome meeting you too!! I hope things work out for you in every way!! Contact me if you need some encouragement!!

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