About Me

Hello and welcome!  I’m Megan, the “She” 1/ 2 of No Small Life.Megan Rea-NoSmallLife

I’m a creative with 8 million passions and a heart to leave each person I encounter feeling valued and inspired in every facet of their life.  Wanna know more?  Read on curious one.

 

     I married my awesome hubby right out of college and five minutes later we started doing ministry together.

Chris & Megan Rea #DateNigt

That’s us. I know what you’re thinking and yes, I DO have phenomenal taste in men.

 

We’ve been working with teenagers ever since we were barely out of our teens and have loved every minute. We’re high-school sweethearts who are still “sappy in love,” passionate about living for God, and love to minister to the needs of people. You will often find us drinking good coffee and never find us camping. 🙂 We are a very down to earth couple who have gone through our share of extreme joys and incredible heartaches.   But, through it all we’ve learned so much and become the people we are today.

 

I am “one of those creative types” and I serve on the arts team at our church.  In my off hours I’m a wannabe stylist, writer, designer, health food/food allergy expert (by default…having food allergies will do that to you haha) and avid fitness kind of girl.

 

            In 2006 we decided to expand our rockin’ little family from the 3 of us. Chris, me and …

 

Gunther

… Gunther the Wonder Dog.  My best buddy.

What we assumed would be a simple journey lead us down a path we never would’ve expected.  The next 3-½ years are affectionately referred to in our house as “The Dark Ages.” Long story very short: 9 Dr.’s, specialists, chiropractors, 2 alternative Dr.’s, a diagnosis of 3 food allergies, and a partridge and a pear tree later…we have happily embraced our family of 3.

We’ve decided to leave the expanding of our family completely in God’s sovereign hands.  He is so faithful and taught and transformed us in that season in ways that we never would’ve imagined.  I’ve learned the invaluable lesson that difficult circumstances can either leave you bitter or better; and if you choose to press into God and continuously choose to trust Him with your future, He’ll change your heart and your desires.

The Story behind "No Small Life"

So I write this to you today from the corner of the cutest coffee shop, totally content.  Yes, there are days where my humanity still pokes it ugly head through, but those days don’t define me anymore.  And because God has healed and restored my hope in ways I didn’t even think were possible, I’m now so passionate about injecting hope into your everyday life.

When life gets dark, for whatever reason, we stop celebrating the little things and enjoying the beauty of this life. And I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to leave one moment of this life “unlived.” (Sometimes I make up words, you’ll learn to love it.)  My life looks a lot different than I envisioned, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything and that’s my hope and prayer for all of you!  So keep reading and let’s do this whole “Life” thing together!

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  1. Dan Casey says:

    Great attitude, and what passion! Waiting on pins and needles to read more. It’s great to find real people willing to share their life experiences and help others along their journey.
    Thx DC from Pontiac

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  2. Mary Schoenfeldt says:

    Megan, Great read & encouraging words and I know you are ministering to others who have gone through trials. Keep it up, this is yet another one of your talents in ministering to others.
    Mary in Troy

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  3. You are as inspiring now as you were when I was 14… which is 10 years ago (WOW!). You’re heart is encouraging, your God given talents are amazing and your attitude is God honoring. Thank you for giving your WHOLE heart to the Lord so that you can be used to show His heart to all of us. I look forward to hearing more about how God is working in and through you 🙂

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    • What an honor Leah! Thank you for your amazing encouragement!! I’m so excited and proud of you! I can’t wait to dig into your blog more and discover all you’re learning and all you have to say!!

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  4. You have such an awesome attitude! The world needs more people like you!

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  5. Marlene Olsen says:

    Megan, Wow – That about sums it up – WOW. Love your blog. God has truly blessed you and Chris. So glad I have come to know you.

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  6. Thank you so much for your encouraging words. There are a few sentences in there that really hit me, and helped me to really change my perspective on life. I hope that my attitude can be as good as yours. You are amazing! Thank you!

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  7. I loved reading this! Isn’t it an awesome thing when God uses even our blogs to draw others closer to Him?! My husband and I have been going through some pretty rough times that leaves me hopeless at times but I’m so thankful to know that I’m not alone! God is so faithful to heal us in His timing & He is so good even when circumstances aren’t. I love how you said that those things can leave you bitter or better. Love that! Thanks for sharing a little of your loving & hopeFULL heart! 🙂

    Blessings

    Katie

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    • Katie, you are such a blessing, thank you for your sweet encouragement. I’m so sorry for what you and your hubby are walking through. I know that hopeless feeling first hand, please know that you are not alone! And this season, whatever it may be, won’t define you forever. 🙂 Praying for you guys tonight…
      Megan

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  8. I just love your about page! For a lot of reasons the top one being that you’re honest about the fact that I won’t find you camping! 😂 I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog and look forward to reading more!

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    • Aw, thank you so much! That really warms my heart, I’m so glad you found my blog too 🙂 I just jumped over to yours as well and, you’re hilarious and I’m looking forward to future posts! Juuust a heads up, I couldn’t get your social media buttons to work?? Could be a glitch on my end, but thought I’d let you know either way 🙂

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  9. Joe Gerard says:

    Hi Megan.God has given you and Chris so many wonderful gifts and talents.It is Wonderful to see you and Chris using them for Gods Glory.God Bless You Both.

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  10. Very Inspirational Megan. You have a fantastic outlook on life.. I need to be more like that!!

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  11. Megan, my beautiful niece,not only on the outside but inside too. You are also a beautiful writer. There will always be bumps in the road and as you know my road has a bump right now, but I always have our Jesus to talk to my house is never empty. Love reading all about you !

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  12. So glad to find your blog and know a little about you. Your faith and trust in God shows in your positive thinking.

    -Priyam @ http://priyam-simplejoys.blogspot.com

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  13. Hi there! Found your blog from the Hobnob link up. I’ll be following you through bloglovin! Your blog is adorable and Gunther is just too cute! 🙂

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  14. Laurie Doverspike says:

    Looking back on a blog page that I saved over Christmas and I wanted to tell you how much I truly enjoyed reading this posting. We have a friend who’s daughter is going through the same difficult time but I don’t think has the blessed perspective you have. It’s so important to rely on God and his precious timing for whatever happens in our lives. I really love your positive thinking and may it be an inspiration to all!

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    • Laurie, this touched my heart so much, thank you! Breaks my heart for your friends daughter, I know that road so well. It can be a difficult journey to arrive at that place of hope and healing. God certainly is writing unique stories for all of our lives. I know that if she allows the Lord to map her future, She’ll come to that place of freedom and trust; arriving at the exact place He designed her to be regardless of what her future holds. Praying for her. Thanks again Laurie! 💛

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