Gathering Dandelions – Meditations and Musings on Faith, Fracture, and Beauty Mistaken for a Weed
"Jesus is masterful at seeing the exquisite in odd places. … He came for both the sophisticated and the rubes. Jesus finds beauty in those who have been mistaken for weeds. He loves the unlovely and sees each one of us in amazing, unimaginably beautiful ways."
In her trademark communication style of transparency, humor, and poignant observations, author and speaker Melissa Maimone explores the delights and difficulties of faith-filled living. She shines a vulnerable light on both deep suffering and tremendous joy through short stories, Scripture, prayers, and reflective meditations that read like entries from a journal.
More than a devotional, every chapter is a declaration of hope, that in the midst of this ordinary, fractured life, you are deeply cared for, intricately known, and immensely loved by God.
About Melissa Maimone (Los Angeles, California Author)
Melissa Maimone is a vibrant, inspirational Christian speaker from Southern California. For over 13 years she has been encouraging women with the message of God's grace for those tired of feeling like they don't measure up. Her passion to communicate how beautiful strength is found in the darkest of places reaches women of all ages and backgrounds. With her unique blend of humor, theology, insight, and transparency, Melissa brings good news for weary souls.
Melissa has appeared on TBN and KKLA Christian Radio,and has been published in Welcome Home magazine. She holds a bachelor's degree in business and served for over a decade in full time ministry at a large church in Santa Clarita, CA. She is the author of "Gathering Dandelions: Mediatiations and Musings on Faith, Fracture, and Beauty Mistaken for a Weed."
Affected by depression and anxiety from a young age, Melissa shares with vulnerability and humor that a hopeful, joyous life is possible no matter what your circumstance. She desires to remind women everywhere that, like the smallest of sparrows, God's eyes gaze upon them with grace and gentleness--even when they are at their weakest.