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The new blogzine format includes posts that have three elements:  1) a practical real-life article to inspire you to repurpose your own struggles or challenges into growth opportunities, 2) a fun repurposed or before-and-after idea, and 3) a reading recommendation for you to consider. Check out the podcast or vlog for this content on the go! Michelle loves books, all things trash-to-treasure, and helping women discover hope - something she hopes you enjoy in every issue!

Savoring the Not-So-Perfect Life

by Michelle Rayburn When I was young, my mother cooked most meals from scratch, baked six loaves of bread every week and canned enough vegetables to feed the neighborhood if we ever had to retreat to a bomb shelter. But on occasion, we had TV dinners when she worked the evening shift at the hospital […]

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Memorial Brings Healing and New Purpose

My second guest blogger in September is Dana Bridges Stout. She shares her story of how she found healing when she named the son and daughter she never held. Dana shows how she turned something difficult into an opportunity to help other women heal. That’s life, repurposed. Honoring the Unborn by Dana Bridges Stout “You want […]

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Thank you, from Michelle

Some time ago, I was actively blogging on Trash to Treasure Decorating (www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com) and on Faith Creativity Life. Life changed, I got busy with my career and had to just let it go for a while. Recently, I relaunched my website on a new platform and incorporated the blogs from both places into one. It’s […]

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Do You Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer?

My month of guest bloggers begins today with Joanie Shawhan, who is a member of a group of writers I belong to, called  WordGirls. Joanie is an ovarian cancer survivor, and September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. My mom is also a 22-year survivor of ovarian cancer. I find it interesting that the color […]

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