Last year in 2015, I recorded two interviews for Catholic radio shows. Now you can actually hear my voice and learn more about my faith and life as a convert. Here is a radio interview I did with Elizabeth Reardon, last year on her show on Breadbox Media: An Engaging Faith Featuring Melanie Jean Juneau And if that is not enough for you try this … Continue reading Elizabeth and Allison Both Interviewed Melanie on BreadBox Media
Although most respectable members of society try to look healthy and content in public, mental illness is as common and invisible among the faithful as it is in secular circles. I would wager that mental health issues are especially prevalent among the devout who are serious about their inner life; when people tackle deep inner issues which prevent God from working in their lives, their inner equilibrium is … Continue reading Mental Illness: A Faith Perspective
Mommy, Mommy, When you Pray, by Kimberly Cook, is a delightful picture book, written and illustrated by a mother with an eye for colour and an ear for lyrical language. This little book will capture the hearts and minds of children as well as their parents. Images and words work together harmoniously as her colourful illustrations and words vibrate with joy. I smiled as I read every page. … Continue reading Mommy, Mommy, When You Pray?
Michael’s father, a police officer, had given our family free tickets to a large three-ring circus production the police department were sponsoring. Of course after a few hours, the flashing lights, loud music, breath-taking suspense, excitement and cotton candy overstimulated all six kids. Rather than playing like they usually did, everyone was hyperactive, yelling and becoming increasingly agitated. It was obvious I needed to intervene … Continue reading “ So, What Does Jesus Do With Ghosts?”
Posted on my fridge right at my eye level (I’m 5’1″) are quotes that are key to my sanity. When I feel at my wit’s end, this quote makes me laugh and cuts through stress. One in four people are mentally unbalanced. Think of three friends. If they seem fine, You’re the one. I never fail to smile, even after reading these lines hundreds of times. … Continue reading No More Mental Kung-Fu
Life at the Juneau’s farmhouse was often overwhelming with eleven personalities living, working and playing together. Luckily, Melanie had a wicked sense of humour and just enough grace to remain serene in the eye of the hurricane, the CEO of a chaotic domain. She has written hundreds of short stories, insights and articles which only could happen when you put nine kids together on a … Continue reading Oopsy Daisy
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. -Charles Spurgeon . Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. -Helen Keller . Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. -Eleanor Roosevelt . Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you … Continue reading Elusive Happiness