MS in MS stands for my initials of my first and last name (Melody Sowden) and the state I currently live in (MiSsissippi). I am a transplant from Lancaster County, PA (Amish country). I lived there until 18 when I moved to Tulsa, OK to do an internship at Church on the Move where I met my husband in 2004 (we didn't start dating until 4 years later). I moved back home and went to a community college for 2 years before transferring to Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL and graduated with my BS in Psychology with minors in Christian Counseling and Bible. My now husband proposed 2 days after I graduated and we got married in November 2009. In September 2014, we welcomed our first born, Judah Washington, in our lives. Then 17 short months later in March 2016, we welcomed our sweet baby girl, Alexa Brielle, into our home.
Troy is the lead pastor of our church, CityChurch of Olive Branch. I work very, very part time doing accounts receivable/payable work at my old job and I clean and do administrative work at our church a few hours a week.
This blog started off as my adventures into wife hood as I experimented with couponing, crafting, cooking (before we got married, I knew how to make toast), and gardening. Now, it's evolved into sharing my life experiences as a wife, pastor's wife, mom, and follower of Christ. I post sporadically and just share from my heart.
"....because the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart."