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Melissa Gijsbers

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Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Gippsland, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

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Melissa Gijsbers Where do I start? I love taking aspects of my life and turning them into fiction, changing things to how I wish it would happen. For example, in a sto…moreWhere do I start? I love taking aspects of my life and turning them into fiction, changing things to how I wish it would happen. For example, in a story I'm working on, there's a kid who doesn't like playing sport, and the teacher finds another way for him to be involved with the team.

I love using my imagination to create a world where things work out, I do like a happy ending.

I also love that writing is a great way for me to unwind and get the voices out of my head!(less)
Melissa Gijsbers One of the biggest mysteries we have is where all the odd socks go! I'm sure there is story in there somewhere... just haven't quite worked out what i…moreOne of the biggest mysteries we have is where all the odd socks go! I'm sure there is story in there somewhere... just haven't quite worked out what it could be!(less)
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Great Middle Grad...: The GMGR 2017 A to Z Challenge! 90 161 Dec 31, 2017 10:53AM  
“The Weaver”

“My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily.

Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside.

Not ’til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas
And reveal the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful
In the weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned

He knows, He loves, He cares;
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives the very best to those
Who leave the choice to Him.”
Grant Colfax Tullar

Corrie ten Boom
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
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