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Inspire. Create. Shine.

Inspire. Create. Shine.

By Melanie Dee
An exploration of life, love, literature and the arts from the Christian perspective.
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One Day or Day One: Inspired By "One Night In Miami"
There are defining moments in life - a meeting, encounter, event, or a series of things - that can make an indelible mark on us, greatly impact us and challenge us to do and become more. Debut director Regina King bursts on the scene with this powerful message, delivered through the lives of 4 notable African Americans, in her now-streaming Amazon Original film, "One Night in Miami." Listen in as Melanie gives her take on the film, as well as shares a few more inspirational highlights from the life of Malcolm X as discovered in "The Autobiography of Malcolm X." For more info on Melanie D, the Author, her book, and for more inspirational content, please visit her website at www.MelanieDTheAuthor.com. Originally recorded on 4/16/21, Audio podcast airing on 4/23/21.
18:33
April 24, 2021
Love Check Conversations Easter Edition: Sacrificial Love and the Resurrection
One of the more weighty characteristics of love is that it's sacrificial... Listen in as Melanie recounts her first take on a couple of films that have become mainstays in her family and are of particular importance during the Easter holiday - and hear another small excerpt from her book. For more info on Melanie D, the Author, her book, and for more inspirational content, please visit her website at www.MelanieDTheAuthor.com. Originally recorded on 3/31/21, Audio podcast airing on 4/3/21.
14:20
April 4, 2021
Malcolm X - Your Beginning is Not Your End
Melanie gives a brief window into the life of Malcolm X - as told in the bestseller, "The Autobiography of Malcolm X," and in comparison to the critically acclaimed film starring Denzel Washington, "Malcolm X." Malcolm is a prime example of evolution, how our beginnings don't always determine our endings, and how people, places and things that leave indelible marks on our lives change us... Listen in. For more info on Melanie D, the Author, her book, and for more inspirational content, please visit her website at www.MelanieDTheAuthor.com. Originally recorded on 3/19/21, Audio podcast airing on 3/26/21.
22:58
March 27, 2021
FLY - Toni Morrison on Baggage
Food for thought: What are the baggage and weights in your life that could be holding you back and stopping you from soaring? These quotes from literature by acclaimed author Toni Morrison may lead you to evaluate the people, circumstances, and things in your life... Listen in. For more info on Melanie D, the Author, her book, and for more inspirational content, please visit her website at www.MelanieDTheAuthor.com. Originally recorded on 3/12/21, Audio podcast airing on 3/19/21.
16:37
March 20, 2021
Inspire. Create. Shine. - What's Your Why?
What's the "Inspire.Create.Shine." podcast and theme all about? If you've ever wondered why Melanie does what she does, what her primary podcast and life mission is, and what drives her, listen in. And then think about it: What's your why? For more info on Melanie D, the Author, and for more inspirational content, please visit her website at www.MelanieDTheAuthor.com. Originally recorded on 3/16/21, Audio podcast airing on 3/19/21.
07:57
March 19, 2021
Meghan Markle & Her Prince | The Little Mermaid Complex (Oprah Interview)
Melanie touches on one aspect of Oprah's March 7th interview with Prince Harry & Meghan Markle and the surprising behind-the-scenes lifestyle this lovely couple endured under the British monarchy. They described the downside to being in their shoes ("The Little Mermaid" complex) and how their love and determination brought them to a newfound freedom they enjoy. Listen in. For more info on Melanie D, the Author, and to hear other love stories and inspirational content, please visit her website at www.MelanieDTheAuthor.com. Originally recorded on 3/7/21, Audio podcast airing on 3/8/21.
09:37
March 8, 2021
Who's Your Competition? Tapping Into Your Power - Williamson & Bombeck
It's a competitive world out there, so who's your competition? Melanie offers a little window into her early days and her academic woes/(wows), in light of Marianne Williamson's and Erma Bombeck's powerful truths on tapping into the power within. Listen in. Learn more about Melanie D, The Author at www.MelanieDTheAuthor.com. (Originally recorded on 2/22/21, Audio podcast airing on 3/1/21)
16:30
March 1, 2021
Cicely Tyson Memoirs (and Black Love in Cinema)
Melanie touches briefly on Tyson's final memoir, "Just As I Am," and also offers her own personal thoughts on the deficiency and negativity of how Black love is often depicted in cinema and television - and the artistry that changes that narrative. Listen in. Learn more about Melanie D, The Author at www.MelanieDTheAuthor.com. (Originally recorded on 2/23/21, Audio podcast airing on 2/26/21)
16:45
February 27, 2021
Love Check Conversations Valentine's Edition - Matters of The Heart: What You Want Vs. What You Need
The heart wants what it wants, but God knows what you truly need. Listen in as Machelle Terry-Courtney shares her dramatic journey to Mr. Right, with the plot twist she wasn't expecting. Her testimony is another reminder of the healing and redemptive power of God's love.  Valentine's Edition. For singles and couples. For more on the author and the book, visit Melanie's website at www.MelanieDTheAuthor.com. (Originally recorded on 2/5/21, Audio podcast aired on 2/12/21)
35:02
February 12, 2021
Love Check Virtual Book Launch - Q&A Follow-Up - Melanie D, The Author
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Questions were submitted prior to Melanie's virtual book launch (that occurred on December 13, 2020), which she promised to answer at a later date if all questions weren't addressed during the actual event. These are those questions that didn't get answered. Listen in... For more on the author and the book, visit Melanie's website at www.MelanieDTheAuthor.com Recorded on 1/14/2021, Aired on 2/3/21
20:13
February 3, 2021
Love Check Conversations: Throwing Stones - Part 1 (Prophetic Confirmation)
They shall know we are Christians and God's disciples by our love (John 13:35) Listen in as Melanie shares what she and another prophetic voice have seen as a battle/rivalry between God's people, which should not be. In light of the content of her new book, "Love Check," and her divine mission to spread the message of God's love, it is her desire to create awareness, perhaps get a dialogue going, and create change. For more on the author and the book, visit Melanie's website at www.MelanieDTheAuthor.com
15:41
January 31, 2021
What Was Your First Encounter With Real Love? - Love Check Book Launch Testimonial - Ashley & Darnell Dyson
What was your first encounter with real love? Who or what was the catalyst that showed you what real love was, what it looked like and felt like? How did you recognize it? Ashley and Darnell Dyson share a little of their personal love story of how they met and the difficult circumstances that led them to real love. Listen in...  (See the video testimonial during the Virtual Book Launch of "Love Check" on Melanie's YouTube channel @kingdomkre8ives).  For more on the author and the book, visit Melanie's website at www.MelanieDTheAuthor.com. (Originally recorded on 12/13/20, Audio podcast edited on 1/18/21, Aired on 1/30/21)
13:51
January 30, 2021
Love Just Is - Toni Morrison / Melanie D, The Author - Love Check
We all have our own little perspectives on love. Toni Morrison just tells it like it is. Melanie follows up on her point... What do you think? Should there be conditions in love? More on "Love Check," the new book by Melanie D, The Author. Listen in.  For more on the author and the book, visit Melanie's website at www.MelanieDTheAuthor.com. 
10:28
December 19, 2020
Love Check Book by Melanie D, The Author - What Prompted You To Write This?
Inquiring minds want to know more on what Melanie's new book, "Love Check" is about and what was the source and inspiration for it. Listen in as Melanie expounds on it just a little. Book dropping December 2020. Preorders for the DMV starting Sunday, November 22, 2020. Visit her new author website at www.MelanieDTheAuthor.com. for more info and to order your copy today! 
06:37
November 22, 2020