Melodie Davis Archive

The Good-Enough Samaritan/The Good-Enough Mom

April 24, 2014 Melodie Davis

While it is important to do your best, at times we should accept just being “good enough.”;;

So Is Grandparenting Great? Some Reflections

April 17, 2014 Melodie Davis

It is a little hard to be talking about grandparenting as the “greatest thing” when I know my daughters and sons-in-law have just experienced a seismic shift in their lives.

Evidence for Easter?

April 10, 2014 Melodie Davis

Christians believe we also will come back to life in a new form on the other side of the grave. That is the Easter promise.

It’s All in the Bag – Guest Columnist Jodi Nisly Hertzler

April 3, 2014 Melodie Davis

There’s something about the physical act of throwing out the junk that’s therapeutic. Add to that the visually calming effect of a mostly empty, organized drawer? Ahhh.

Loved into Life: Vincent Harding

March 27, 2014 Melodie Davis

A home church in Harlem was another great source of love for Harding where “everyone knew my name, pushing me to be my best self.”;;

How to Go Gently… or More Gently

March 20, 2014 Melodie Davis

Over the last months of her life, she reported her status each week to her large group of friends. “I am not dying from cancer, but living with cancer.”

Same Kind of Different As Me – Guest column by Lauree Purcell

March 13, 2014 Melodie Davis

Some people are clearly in pain, need medical attention or a dentist. Others could use a new set of clean clothes and a bath.;;

Media Matters Reviewers 2006 Picks

January 23, 2007 Melodie Davis

As usual, the Media Matters reviewers weigh in with their favorite films of last year, knowing that these are not necessarily Oscar contenders—which is in keeping with the purposes of Third Way Café anyway: to offer a little different voice and view. Here, without editing, are all five reviewers’ picks, with top film first. The reviewers are listed in order of the week they usually review each month. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite film of 2006 in the Media Poll. Jerry’s list.  Little Miss Sunshine:  It is rare to have something so humorous make such strong statements about […]

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Melodie Davis

Melodie Davis is the author of nine books and has written the syndicated Another Way newspaper column since 1987. She is an editor and writer at MennoMedia/Herald Press and also writes a personal blog,

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