17157399_10211510808546482_7263498821445662076_o     Welcome to “Little House In The Hollow”! This name has been inspired by our own little home in the hills of eastern rural Kentucky. My name is Melissa. I am a mother to 3, a wife, a lover of food, books, animals, nature and of absolute importance, I love the Lord. I firmly believe in “Soli Deo Gloria!” which is “To the glory of God alone!”, and Question 1 of the Wesminster Shorter Catechism, “What is the chief end of man?” Answer: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.” My intent in this blog is to give this exact perspective in all of life inspired from my own life, which mostly encompasses woman hood, marriage, mother hood, sister hood, church life, home steading, home making and all of life in general. In the book of Matthew, chapter 22, it says this,  “37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’[d] 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[e] 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” I pray that my message is true to this passage as you read this blog.