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Sandy Beach
 Speaker. Author. Artist

Melissa Dayton

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Guiding you to joy in FAMILY * RESTORATION of your soul * and peace if your LIFE
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"Melissa has a strong and vibrant faith. She challenges her listeners to reflect deeply and turn to a more intimate relationship with God, and family. Melissa simplifies complex theology by making it relevant through storytelling about her personal experiences as a wife, mother and nonprofit founder. Her ability to connect with her audience inspires them to use their gifts to create stronger communities of faith and service."


Perfection Not Required:

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They look perfect don't they?

Beautiful, handsome, grounded and a whole lot of fun.


Some women can just do it all! Right?


Nope- raising a family grounded in faith and character in this culture is work. Women are under unrealistic pressure to be perfect and lets face it- it's exhausting.  


Perfection is unattainable for anyone--it's an illusion. Excellence comes through union with God and simplicity. The secret is contentment and discovering real joy is knowing that regardless of your circumstances, you are beloved.


Trusting God and leaving room for him to work through the imperfection, the challenges and the times when we admit defeat creates the real beauty in our lives.

True contentment and joy--full joy--comes from the grace and beauty God sends through the brokenness. 

The cracks are where the light gets in. 


We have lived through deep heartache and growing pains. Life does not always take the turns we expect.


Humility and perseverance are born from struggles in our life. This is where we are stretched and God shows us his mercy. We learn to trust him and to clear away the obstacles we placed in his way. 


God is good even life is hard--especially when life is hard.  God allows us to see unspeakable beauty when we allow him to be our lens.


The joy of a marriage, an ordination, a child finding their way after being lost, a grandchild. Restoration of marriage and a family.


My heart, my life, my passion is my family.


Intentional, deliberate, faith teaching, boundary building, self-esteem growing, discipline chasing, tear creating, joy producing parenting. There is no greater job, no greater responsibility and no greater reward....sometimes no greater heartache.


  • Choose to be woman of faith

  • Gives life to those God puts in your life

  • Prayer in solitude

  • Surround yourself with a faith-filled authentic tribe


Join me in discovering ways to:


Restore yourself. Restore your family. Live with joy


"Mother's are divided. We are under the impression that our greatest impact should be happening outside the home. There is no one that I have spoken to, taught, or worked with that has been impacted by my education, experience, and stories more than my children. It will be them that spreads my heart best to others for the rest of their lives. 


That is my legacy" -Melissa Dayton 

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Melissa Dayton is the founder of You Can NOT Be Replaced, speaker, author, artist, wife, and mother of 8 children. Through honest storytelling and reflection, she shares her parenting failures and successes as well as nuggets of wisdom from her background in youth and family programs. 


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