Melony Pierpont Evans

Keeping the Home- and loving it!


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Who Am I, Really?

I am reading through the Bible this year with the guide at odb.org . So, I read from Genesis where God is telling Abraham that He plans to destroy Sodom – the very city where his nephew Lot and his family are living. In just a couple of chapters (Genesis 18&19) you get the picture pretty well. Lot is warned along with his family to get out. The city is about to be destroyed. The text says “he lingered”! Seriously? It sounds like these heavenly visitors bodily escorted the family out of the city. What kind of a man was this Lot? His uncle thought he was a good man. That is why he went to the wall with God to spare the city or at least those that Abraham thought were “righteous”. I kept thinking about Lot and wondering if he really walked the walk or just knew the talk. What about me? Do the people who know me best think I’m crazy in love with Jesus or just crazy?

It made me think. I want to be a true follower. One who marches on with steady steps to the beat of a different drum. I want to be one who hears the voice of God, knows the voice and obeys (without hesitation) the voice of God.


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Making Vows

Promises for a New Year

Melony Pierpont Evans

As a new year dawns we reflect and recognize how quickly the last year has gone by. We want to make the most of our days and opportunities. I remember hearing our pastor talk of making vows and promises to God as we face the new year. I love to read Psalms and Proverbs. Psalm 61:8 – tells us says that I will sing songs of praise to God’s name as I perform my vows day after day.

I have made some promises to myself and to my God.

Some are for my physical health. I will walk everyday. I will do my best to follow a wise eating plan. I will get to bed early. I will read and watch only things that are joyful and uplifting and wholesome. I have struggled with sleeplessness and have discovered eating sweets or having caffeine or watching intense or scary movies has…

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Making Vows

As a new year dawns we reflect and recognize how quickly the last year has gone by. We want to make the most of our days and opportunities. I remember hearing our pastor talk of making vows and promises to God as we face the new year. I love to read Psalms and Proverbs. Psalm 61:8 – tells us says that I will sing songs of praise to God’s name as I perform my vows day after day.

I have made some promises to myself and to my God.

Some are for my physical health. I will walk everyday. I will do my best to follow a wise eating plan. I will get to bed early. I will read and watch only things that are joyful and uplifting and wholesome. I have struggled with sleeplessness and have discovered eating sweets or having caffeine or watching intense or scary movies has really made for restless nights and then unproductive days.

I have also made promises that are for my spiritual good. I will make time everyday for reading God’s word and prayer. I pray for my family, myself and my church family. I make time every week for listening to good preaching. I am faithful in my local church. I also try to keep my schedule light on Saturday especially after 6 PM. It just helps me to go into the Lord’s Day in a quiet way. In that way I am more prepared to hear what God might want to speak to me about.

I have learned to pray at least a few days before making new commitments of my time and energy. This way I can have time for what matters most.

Hope this is a blessing. Have a great day!


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Happy New Year

IMG_2087I want to make Christmas last forever. At least the warm, family, candle lit, old fashioned Christmas carol, twinkling lights, contented soul feeling that makes me happy Christmas.
I have moved on to making some vows to God. I like to start my new year with these and I will write about that later. Just for now, I am off to walk my miles each day. Will write more about that later. Love you all. Love God. Happy to be facing a great new year. God is faithful. Prayed with all my heart yesterday before I went to church and when the service was over a young girl I have been mentoring came up to me and said she wanted to put her faith in God! What a great start to 2015.

This little kitten was one of the four who lived with us for a time this past year. The little girl who trusted Christ as her Savior yesterday just loves kittens. I thank God for letting me share in this precious part in this little girls life.


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Praise and Worship!

We have been at our new post in the far north of the lower peninsula of Pure Michigan for just over a year. When we started here there was a young and talented musician leading worship with his guitar or violin.  It has taken a small turn now as we have invited some of the regulars with musical gifts to join us in forming a praise team. We have been working at it for just a few weeks and it has been so much fun. We pray and wait on divine inspiration for song selections. I think that might be the real strength of our team, prayer.  Then we find the music for these and have them ready for Monday night practice. We meet at our home since our building is not yet up and we meet in the area school. 

One dear musician is a soprano, one an alto, one a baritone, and two instrumentalist – oh yes, and me. I sing some and play the keyboard. We put our words up on powerpoint and try to go over our music a few minutes before the morning service. 

I love listening to music on my walks. Many times something will really bless me and I make a mental note to see if it can be incorporated into our worship. I have also been studying a devotional called, “Great Songs of Faith”. I enjoy hearing the stories of the hymn writers and the experiences that shaped their lives and ministries. 

I especially enjoyed reading this week about Elizabeth Cecelia Clephane. Elizabeth was from Melrose, Scotland. She suffered from poor health for most of her life but did not let that keep her from serving the Lord. She helped the poor and those who struggled with disabilities. Her nickname became “The Sunbeam of Melrose”. She wrote eight hymns and was the author of Beneath The Cross of Jesus. 

When I read her story I was so happy to feel like we were serving together. She in the 1800’s – me here and now. 

I hope our little contributions to our body of believers will be a blessing to my brothers and sisters in Christ and bring a smile to my Savior’s face. 

In the words of Elizabeth – “I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of His face.”


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Chocolate Addiction

I admit it. I cannot get through a day anymore without my chocolate fix. I hope you are not offended by my unmasked admission. I just love it and now that I have found a healthy, no sugar chocolate that I can afford daily, well, it has become a part of my life.

Andrea, my daughter, makes this up for us most times. We make our skinny chocolate with just three yummy ingredients… cocoa, unrefined coconut oil and trivia. That’s it. We usually mix three tablespoons of coconut oil with three tablespoons of cocoa and add three teaspoons of trivia. You can add a little vanilla. Then we pour it out onto a plate lined with plastic wrap. We just keep our plate of skinny chocolate in the freezer and break off a little hunk when we feel the urge. It keeps us both smiling. 🙂


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THM Eating

I got my Trim Healthy Mama book for myself for Mother’s Day. I had a chance to read my daughters’ and promptly went off my 5 1/2 year vegan pursuit. I totally loved and embraced the red meat. I simply love hamburger and cottage cheese. Anyway, I began to really enjoy cooking again and especially eating. I have now lost 15 pounds and my family gets a real kick out of mom eating meat again.
I took a while to really get rolling on the plan as I am such a picture person and there are no pictures in the book. I really like finding pictures and recipes on the internet. That helps a lot as do the recipes my daughters suggest. I will be trying to post my own pics and recipes. Happy eating.