Welcome—I’m glad you’re here!


My name is Melissa and these are my favorite people. I’m married to Mike and most days we’re juggling our jobs, three children (Emma, John, and Kate), two blogs (Wit’s End and Canon Fodder), and a dog named Gus. My children sometimes accuse him of being my favorite child. (They may be right!)

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I’m an author and speaker, and the director of women’s initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. Previously, I worked on staff at Uptown Church in Women’s ministry. My hope is by teaching women the Bible they’ll be encouraged to use their gifts in a variety of ways to build up the Church for the glory of God.

My goal in life? Just to remain faithful. There’s nothing more I want than to hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant. . . Enter into the joy of your master” (Matthew 25:21). I’m living, working, and hoping for that day.

My husband, Mike, is President of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, where he also teaches New Testament. He’s also teacher in residence at our church, and an author of multiple books on the formation of the Bible and early Christianity. We met over 25 years ago as students at UNC-Chapel Hill and we just celebrated our 20th anniversary. I’ve never been more thankful to be his wife.

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In the midst of our day to day life, I regularly find myself at my wit’s end (Psalm 107:23-31). Slowly, I’m learning my wit’s end really isn’t the end of a thing, but the beginning. The end of thinking I can rescue myself is the beginning of crying out to the Lord for deliverance.The most secure place might just be at the end of my rope, clinging to Jesus, watching Him calm what I cannot control.

Wit’s End is the place from which I reflect, remember, and rejoice. I’m thankful you’re here and I hope you’ll pull up a chair and join me for a chat.