Welcome to Worthy Books and Things!

Welcome to Worthy Books and Things!


Faith | Culture | Creativity | Family



I am glad you are here!  I hope you enjoy our time together.

I am a follower of Jesus Christ, the Anointed One; a lover of God’s grace and glory.  I am a dreamer, believer, writer, creator, Holy Spirit prayer, poet, artist, lover, learner, alternative (home) educator, bibliophile and idea girl learning to live loved and rest in God’s grace.  I love to talk about God’s grace and good books & things.

After spending twelve years traveling in full-time Christian ministry as a singer/songwriter and recording artist I married the handsome, happy and imaginative love of my life; an innovative pastor, church-planter, dynamic leader, visionary, film & graphic designer, musician and all around creative-type. We currently live in Canada where we have spent the last two decades in and out of pastoral ministry, planting churches and ministering to local congregations in southern Ontario.  We have two amazing children who live and learn at home with us while enjoying a wide variety of worthy books and things, we call this a living education and we love it!

I write about all this and more here at Worthy Books & Things.  Perhaps you will join the conversation?  I look forward to our visit!

I write and curate fresh content regularly, so be sure to come back soon to discover what new and interesting material has been added.  See that SUBSCRIBE button on the top right?  Click it!  Feel free to enter your e-mail address (I never share any of your information with any third party.  Ever.  Pinky promise!)

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If you would like to learn more about me start here: ABOUT.

Check out Posts or CATEGORIES (top left) to see more of What I Write About and What I Recommend, or peruse the Archives or Past Posts at the bottom of this page.  In the side bar to the right you will find the most recent posts conveniently listed for your immediate enjoyment.

Welcome, and happy reading!

Una-Melina’s writing has been Freshly Pressed by WordPress and featured on Weekend Reads.

“The writer at Worthy Books & Things weaves a nostalgic story about her childhood, family, sister, and death. She crafts a sensory narrative composed of fragments, each starting with “I remember . . .” and the build up of these fragments — and memories — results in a beautiful piece about growing up and simply remembering. But it’s layered, and not all sweet — the writer deftly recounts a life that is at once beautiful but sad.”

– Cheri Lucas Rowlands, WordPress News


An award-winning poet and freelance writer, Una-Melina is the creator and curator of Worthy Books & Things, an online community interested in Faith, Culture, Creativity & Family where she fearlessly blogs about her life, art, faith, family and their journey together towards a living education and learning to live loved.

In addition to this blog Una-Melina’s writing has been featured on art & faith websites, Christian ministry publications and a few other blogs around the web.  She’s written/co-written many songs registered with ASCAP.  Her award-winning poetry has also been published in several poetry collections, as well as being selected for additional (unsolicited) poetry publications.

“Una-Melina’s verse is wonderfully expressive…”

“displays a unique perspective and original creativity…

                                                                                                        …exceptional poetry.”


In addition to all the fun we have here on the blog, you can come hang out with us over on  Twitter or Facebook, or check out our latest pins on Pinterest.  Comments and encouragement are always welcome around here, feel free to click that LIKE button any time, it absolutely brightens my day.   Let’s get to know each other.  I look forward to our next visit, and the next, and the next

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