Books & Resources


A Simpler Life for Weary Parents

In this issue: Sleep deprivation, the endless laundry mountain, crazy to-do lists and diapers and dishes made young mother Courtney Ellis wonder what it would look like to be closer to Jesus and enjoy spiritual practices of prayer, studying Scripture, and more. In our interview, she talks with Michelle about how she met Jesus in the everyday stuff of life. Inspired Life: Holy Mama – Almost Life, Repurposed: Spiritual Practices Recommended Resource  This blogzine content is on the podcast on iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Google Play, Spotify, and on YouTube as well!

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How to Keep Grinning Even if Everything Isn’t Great

In this issue: If life doesn’t go the way you expected, how can you keep smiling? It isn’t easy, but it’s possible to find pockets of joy in the middle of even the toughest situations. In this episode, guest Kathy Carlton Willis talks about how she became God’s Grin Gal and how her own hardships gave her purpose in life. Inspired Life: Grin with Grace Life, Repurposed: Heart to Heart Recommended Resource  This blogzine content is on the podcast on iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Google Play, Spotify, and on YouTube as well!

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Take a Personal Retreat

In this issue: This is for anyone who has ever wished they could escape from regular life for just a few days; a personal retreat is calling your name! A getaway with God is a time to pull away, refresh, and renew. But where does someone start? Author Letitia Suk makes a guest appearance to explain how her own personal retreat turned into a ministry of helping others plan their own getaways. We talk about how it has changed her life and the lives of others. Inspired Life: It Isn’t a Girls Weekend Life, Repurposed: Soul Renewal Recommended Resource  This blogzine content […]

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Uncluttered: Free from Overwhelm

In this issue: Is your schedule crammed? Your space full of too much stuff? Your soul overwhelmed with too much of everything? Author Courtney Ellis makes a guest appearance to talk about a simpler life based on the idea that less is more. Courtney is funny and witty and so honest about her own struggles in a way that encourages us to believe we can find the same freedom she has. Inspired Life: It’s Too Much Life, Repurposed: Soul Satisfaction Recommended Resource  This blogzine content is on the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and on YouTube as well!

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Take a Break

In this issue: Do you ever feel as if you’re always running and never have time to rest? When was the last time you took a day to refresh? I’ll use my own struggle as exhibit A for why a sabbath is important, and I’ll share some resources with ideas for how to give yourself a break. Inspired Life: You Can’t Do it All! Life, Repurposed: What is a Sabbath? Recommended Resource  This blogzine content is on the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and on YouTube as well!

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When Plan A Isn’t an Option

In this issue: What happens when life doesn’t go the way you’ve planned, when your plan A is no longer part of the picture? It’s hard to embrace plan B, and maybe we don’t like it at all, but resilience has a lot to do with how we frame our thinking. In this issue, we talk about facing adversity, finding hope, and discovering resilience. Inspired Life: Facing Adversity and Grief Life, Repurposed: 3 Ways to Process Plan B Recommended Resource  This blogzine content is on the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and on YouTube as well!

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Healthy Living Series – Book Review

In episode 13 of the podcast and vlog, I introduced a 3-in-1 book called Healthy Living Series  from author Susan Neal that includes the following titles all bound into one book: 1. 7 Steps to Get off Sugar and Carbohydrates 2. Christian Study Guide for 7 Steps to Get off Sugar and Carbohydrates 3. Healthy Living Journal I’m here to share my thoughts about the book with readers. I like that the book includes practical steps that also incorporate spiritual principles. It’s important to me to have concrete actionable processes, and this book delivers. It is also full of ideas, […]

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From Nine to Five to Thriving Artist

In this issue: Are you working 9 to 5 and not feeling fulfilled in the work you do? Do you long for more than just a paycheck? What if you could start over and pursue what you really want to do? Discover how pursuing a new dream doesn’t have to equal becoming a starving artist. Inspired Life: Career Change Life, Repurposed: New Purpose Recommended Resource  This blogzine content is on the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and on YouTube as well!

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She’s Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer

In this issue: Cancer came unexpectedly and Joanie put life on hold, paused her career as a nurse, and in days was headed for surgery. In the aftermath of chemo and cancer, Joanie is a survivor. She now supports others going through the journey, and has published a book, In Her Shoes: Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer to encourage women and equip them with Scripture, hope and resources. Inspired Life: Unexpected Health Crisis Life, Repurposed: Joy Through the Trial Recommended Resource  This blogzine content is on the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and on YouTube as well!

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Friend or Fixer

In this issue: Sometimes friends pile a lot of shoulds on each other. Have you caught yourself telling someone what they ought to do, rather than listening? Are you tired of being the one that others heap their shoulds on? Learn tips for how to learn to be a friend rather than a fixer, and how to reply when someone tries to fix you. Also discover a small group resource that you and your friends might want to consider. Inspired Life: Burdened by Should Life, Repurposed: When Others Heap on Shoulds Recommended Resource  This blogzine content is on the podcast […]

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