Hey y’all! I’m Melani. I’m the writer here behind Reflections of the Heart. I began blogging three years ago to share my stance on modesty and living for the Lord. It’s been quite a journey, and I’ve loved every step of the way!

Now I’m sharing something a little different. I think we can agree that our culture puts a very high and worldly standard of beauty, worth, and self-image on us girls. God defines it in a totally different way, and I’m excited to dive into that in upcoming posts. I am going to share what God says about us as His daughters, how we should relate to those around us, putting Christ and others above ourselves, and basically living life as a godly teenage girl.


Now I’ll introduce myself. : ) I’m 17 years old and I’m currently working on my last year of school. I call Georgia my home, and I am the oldest of 8. Yes, 8! I love traveling and books and I Love Lucy reruns. I bake when I’m bored, and Pinterest is my friend. I love the beach- too much, probably. I’ve spent most of my life in a dance studio, and I volunteer weekly at a crisis pregnancy center. I guess that about covers it! ; )





47 thoughts on “About

  1. Love your blog Melani! You should have a giveaway soon! Maybe on your 1st blog birthday! You really should do that. 🙂
    Love in Christ,

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  2. You have been made an official link in our church web site. You are living a beautiful life for Christ. Also, you are a leader in the Christian world. Your parents must be proud. We are Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, New Orleans.


  3. It is really difficult to see a girl who reads a lot. Pride and Prejudice used to be one of my favorites. But nowadays I only “look through” a couple of “useful” readings like How Google Works. Miss the days I never thought of money.


    1. Reading is an excellent way to wind down! I completely understand what you’re saying. Life gets busy, and books are expensive, so I also have times where reading is a challenge! Have a blessed week, Molly. 😊


  4. Dear Melani…I just discovered your lovely blog! I love how you strive to dress to bring glory to the Lord – what a joy to find another young lady walking a similar path to me! I am also the eldest of seven children…six girls and a boy! Caleb was born at the end of April… How exciting that your family are about to welcome baby #8! Praise be to the Lord for this wodnerful blessing! I also love When Calls the Heart, Pride and Prejudice and of course, Anne of Green Gables! It sounds like we share a common love for many things…{{Smiles}} I hope to visit again soon! Many blessings to you,


    1. It is so nice to meet you, Kelly-Anne. What a lovely name, by the way. 😉 It does sound like we have a lot in common! I love meeting other young ladies sharing the same journey. I will be sure to visit your blog. Have a blessed week!


  5. Haha, the no-Wifi thing is great! We have a modem that gives us 5 gigs a month, but we almost always go over. 😆 I absolutely love living in the mountains, so it *might* be worth it. Have a blessed week!


  6. Melani, I don’t want to be annoying, believe me, but I was just wondering if you got my comment about us being pen-pals? I know we don’t know each other well yet. 🙂
    Does your mom have a blog? My mom was wondering.


    1. Hey Tori! Yes, I did get it! I thought I emailed you back, but maybe it didn’t come through. I would love to be pen pals! My mom does have a blog, childrenareablessing.org.


  7. I’m the 5th oldest in a family of 8 as well. A lot of people are always so surprised when I tell them how many kids are in our family ☺️ Just found your blog and I am so excited to follow you! Your website has rare content and I’m always so thrilled to find that there are still Christian teen girls out there……..with blogs. 😉 ~Anne

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    1. Hey Anne! That’s so cool that we have the same number of siblings. I’m glad to meet you! I love reading other blogs, and sometime I should post a list of my favorites! Blessings!

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      1. Ikr?! When I read you had 8 siblings, I was like, “Someone like me!!!” 😆
        A list of your favorite blogs would be awesome to see! I’ll be sure to check them out as soon as you post it! ☺️God Bless! ~Anne


  8. Hi! I just found your blog and love it!! I have a modest fashion/crafting/beauty blog with several other girls at joyfullyyou.wordpress.com, and I was SO HAPPY when I found your blog!! I have eight siblings as well, but we live up north in Ohio! Just wanted to say how much I am LOVING exploring your blog!
    You set a great example for all young modest Christian young women, like myself! ❤

    Hadassah ❤

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    1. Aww, I’m so glad to meet you! I’ll definitely go check out your blog. That’s awesome that you have 8 siblings!
      Thanks so much for the sweet comment and have a great day! ❤️


    1. Hey Bekah! I do ballet and pointe right now, but my favorite genres of dance are definitely lyrical and contemporary.

      I used to live in Georgia, but my dad applied for a new job this summer and we now live in South Carolina. Thanks for commenting!

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  9. You like books and I Love Lucy? Yey! My brother has actually band me from watching any more I Love Lucy and I read way too many books when I don’t have any school or other work to do. 😉 Any who, I like your blog and can’t wait for more post.



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