Shelly Esser


Shelly Esser has been the editor of Just Between Us for over 25 years. Additionally, she was actively involved in women’s ministries for 20 years, is an author, and has served on the Board of the Pastoral Leadership Institute. She and her husband have four daughters and a son-in-law, and live in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

How do we deal with damaging attitudes in ministry and the disgruntled people who can ruin ministry efforts? Read more


Are you trying to win the approval of God or men? Only one glance counts for eternity. There is no greater personal reward than catching the look of the Master. Read more

Finding Purpose

We all long for someone to see our pain, our struggles, the real us. What a blessing when one says “I see you!” Lord, give us eyes to see and help a hurting world. Read more


How many times does the invisible, yet very real Holy Spirit, come alongside nudging us to pay attention to something – or more importantly to someone? Read more


Family mealtimes help connect and build meaningful relationships. Even with our fast-paced lifestyles, family dinner hour can still happen. Read these tips! Read more


We are beggars needing all God has to give us. It is the Holy Spirit who will give it to us. It is the role of the Holy Spirit; our in-house Helper is here! Read more

Holy Spirit

It's not up to us to make sure everything's right when sharing Christ with others - only the Holy Spirit knows what's right and best for each heart. Read more

Holy Spirit

Chronic illness can shape us all. It is a journey God will not waste. Drawing us closer to Himself, not wasting the pain and keeping our hope alive. Read more

Physical Health

What things are you getting worked up about? May God give us the courage and commitment to give our lives to the things that really matter! Read more

Spiritual Health

Melva Henderson Ministries is developing the life and faith of believers worldwide. Read more


Melva Henderson is passionately pursuing Jesus and living out her legacy of faith, making a difference in lives of individuals around the world. Read more

Inspirational Stories

In those moments of disbelief or shock, there have always been God’s coinciding words that are bigger and more powerful than the words you never wanted to hear. Read more

Tough Times

We were never intended to find fulfillment in people or circumstances. Learn to surrender your plans, your dreams, your desires to God and find true fulfillment in God alone. Read more

Spiritual Growth

Have you been able to set some healthy limits when it comes to ministering to the difficult people in your life? Read more

Difficult Relationships

Our battles are often won or lost in our minds. It’s what we choose to think about that dictates the joy and happiness in our lives or the lack of it. Read more

Inspirational Stories

You don't have to look far to see that there is a lot of tearing down of others rampant everywhere. What if we looked to encourage people instead? Read more


Encouragement is a way for us to feed other’s souls spiritually. It’s that word, look, or note that says, “I notice you, I care about you." Read more


Are we too comfortable in our Christian lives? How many things are we tempted to take a pass on because they’re uncomfortable? Read more


It is in these various dark places of brokenness, heartbreak, and loss that God brings forth His light so that even the darkness is illuminated. Read more

Hope in Difficult Times

There is something transforming about silence and solitude. Learn to drown out the noise to hear God. Read more

Rest and Renewal