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  1. Julie Danks

    Hi Melissa! Wow! This is amazing! I cannot wait to meet you and Bean! I’ve only gotten a chance to flip casually thru your website, as I am not a You-Tubber but hopefully (when all my kids are not sitting in my lap all at the same time) I can figure out the YouTube thing and see more of you! My husband & I will be up in SLO in a few weeks. I will contact Cuz Mike to see if we might be able to stop by or grab a bite to eat (we will be kid-free for the weekend)!!

    Hugs to you and your baby girl,
    Cuzzin Jewels

  2. Igors

    Been watching your youtube video about Kindle – It was interesting 🙂 ! I’m working on my blog about the e-books and just now trying to figure out what e-readers I should add for my post !

  3. jeromie farnsworth

    Watched you fix an xbox on you tube, and it inspired me to tackle the project myself. just wanted to say thanks to you and ifixit for the inspiration and instructions. It works, and i learned a few things about electronics in the process.

    thanks again,

  4. niklas

    interesting thoughts (I believe that you’re a precious, intentional…)

    a really “great restaurant” I know is padre pio … perhaps you heared from him.

    best wishes


  5. Anders

    Hi Melissa

    Woow you realy are a fantastic girl… i came home one day, feeling a litle sad and moody, i then stumbled on one of your ifixit videos, with you smiling and spreading joy.. after that my mood raised about 100%… it’s wery amazing how much sun you ray throug the screen :-))

    Keep up the good Work

    best wishes, Anders

  6. M

    Ok about the last paragraph, did you read anything about Islam? Yah… please do not tell me what are on the media stuff, especially US.

  7. MonOkel

    Hi MJ,
    You are doing really cool ifixit videos. Everytime I watch them I am amazed by the simple words you use or pieces of advice you give always with a smile, so it becomes a joy to watch you. Besides that I am impressed how chosen and well mannerd you talk without being arrogant or boring. You are really a kind of role model for me for how to interact with other people or how to speak fluently and free (Have you been in any kind of rhetorical course or are you teaching a language?!). I Would look forward to see a video in which you show some tips or technics for how to hold a speech.
    Hope to see more vids!!!!

    P.S.: Sorry for the many grammar mistakes or whatsoever, because english is not my mother tongue.

  8. Sebastian

    Hello! I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministry. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st. — Sebastian

  9. jill

    You seem like a very interesting person. I just found your blog and read your post about shades of grey… I am wondering if you do or plan on homeschooling your children. Hope to hear from you soon. Blessings, Jill

  10. kim long

    Just read your article 50 shades…it so hit the nail on the head! I was just telling my husband a few days ago that I felt like Satan was attacking the women right now. So many are losing the battle. I myself (shame) considered going to the movie. I am going through a very emotional time right now because we just lost our beautiful 13 year old daughter and was evidently weak and looking for a diversion. So thankful God shook some sense into me before I went because I know I would have regretted it. So, thank you for the article. I look forward to digging around and reading more of your stuff. God bless you and your family.

  11. Susan

    Hi Melissa, I just read your article on 50 Shades/Magic Mike. Great job stepping up and speaking the truth that God is placing on your heart. I have felt the same way, as many people around me are reading the book and I haven’t had the courage or right words to say. Thank you.

  12. Julie

    First, can I say this is totally not like me. I read people’s blogs all the time, but I have never left a comment. I just wanted to encourage you and the stand you are taking for Christ. The way you respond to people with opposing view points is awesome! I can tell that you are genuinely trying to show the love of Christ to others, even when they don’t agree with you. (This is regarding a conversation I saw in the comments of your 50 shades post). So, I just wanted to encourage you and thank you for showing people that not all Christians are judgmental and rude. Thank you for being an example of how to take on opposition with love and kindness (:

  13. Rachel Bradley

    Thanks. I love to write, and often feel as if I “have to”. I hadn’t put into words the reasons I didn’t want to read 50 Shades- but you hit the nail on the head. It’s not because I’m “better” than anyone. It’s because I want to surround myself with “Whatever is true, honarable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute.”

  14. dan :)

    Hi. I’ve been having problems with my iPhone 4. Did a bunch of googling and came across the ifixit videos. Fell in love and forgot all about the phone! Been watching your Youtube videos for the 2 hours. Heart shattered when I found out you’re married. Love your hair and the eyeglasses! Well, guess I have to go back to my phone 😦

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