Books & Resources

Book Review – Book of Dreams by Davis Bunn

Have you ever had a recurring dream? Imagine if you shared a dream with another person whom you had never met? The world of dreams is mysterious and difficult to comprehend, but there are some who attempt to interpret dreams. In Book of Dreams, Dr. Elena Burroughs, a young widow who is a psychologist at Oxford University, was known as a foremost authority on dreams. Her best-selling book titled The Book of Dreams had sold millions of copies and she made numerous speaking appearances at sold-out events until she lost her husband. Elena hides in the mundane work of clinical […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Sneak Peak

I SO wanted to be able to show you my finished transformation today, but alas, paint can’t be hurried. Ok. I had some other delays too. But, while I watch my chalkboard paint dry, here’s a sneak peak at the before and after transformation I’m working on.     Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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Book Review – God Makes Lemonade

Sometimes, life throws a lot of stuff at us. Issues with health, loss of loved ones, broken relationships, financial struggles…and on it goes. Don Jacobson says, “It’s true that in life ‘stuff’ happens, but I’ve found that Lemonade HappensTM too!” Don Jacobson has put together a book of stories from people who have discovered unexpected sweetness in the middle of sour situations. God Makes Lemonade: True Stories That Sweeten and Inspire is a collection of stories from over 70 contributors and Don has interspersed comments throughout the book that he calls “Lemon Drops”. In many cases, he has followed up […]

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Book Review – Why Church Matters

Joshua Harris says, “Church isn’t where we go. It’s who we are.” That’s backwards from how many Christians view church. Often, we see it as a place that is supposed to meet our needs, but we don’t think of our connection to a home church as part of our responsibility. Why Church Matters addresses the issue of falling in love with the family of God. Harris calls people who go to church for what they can get, they are careful about getting too involved, and they are quick to find fault with everything. Harris says we need the local church […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Even Functional Spaces Can Look Better

We live in an unusual house. Our “family room” is really an old church sanctuary. The house is basically a ranch house (the former parsonage) attached to an old country church. We use that sanctuary for storage, and a big game room for teenagers…this week it will be used to host a post-homecoming party for teens. A while back, my husband installed a wood stove so we could heat the 44 by 24 foot room without huge cost. We followed all of the necessary precautions to make it fireproof, but we went for function, not beauty. After all, the room […]

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Fresh Brewed Life – a Book Review

Is the daily grind getting you down? Nichole Johnson invites readers to wake up in Fresh-Brewed Life. This book is an updated version of the one she released ten years ago. Much has happened in Nicole’s life since her first book and she’s open and honest about her life. A popular Women of Faith speaker, she’s inspired many women. In this book, Johnson covers an array of topics: friendships, relationships, beauty, sexuality, dreams, and more. Each topic is handled with a biblical perspective and there are discussion questions in the back for those who want to use the book as […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Chair Restoration

I found this amazing transformation and just had to share it with you. Bernice (aka Belinda) from Hey Bernice! found a set of chairs by the side of the road and rescued them from the big green trash truck monster. Smart snatch there, Bernice! You’ve go an eye for T2T value. Bernice took the chairs from this… …to this! I still can’t get over how amazing that is. Check out Bernice’s full post so you can see just what she did to create this stunning transformation. And Bernice, we know the satisfaction of transforming something. We know. Michelle Trash to […]

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Practical Advice on How to Clean Your Stove Top

It’s everyday Tuesday and I’d like to share a quick cleaning tip with you. If you’ve never taken  your stove top apart and cleaned it, I think it’s about time! Many people don’t realize that you can pull apart your traditional stove without damaging anything. I just finished canning the last load of tomatoes for the season and canning can leave a lot of icky stains on the white stove top. When I put the canner away at the end of the summer, I like to give a stove a polish and shine. That’s polish, not Polish, lest those of […]

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Book Review – Reflecting Him (A Bible Study For Groups & Individuals)

Be sure to answer my question at the end of this post for your chance to be entered in a prize drawing. Reflecting Him: Living for Jesus and Loving It is a Bible study book by Carla McDougal that takes participants through a study of living for Jesus in the day to day. This is a 10 week study with five daily lessons each week. Each week has its own theme and its own metaphor. The first week has a group lesson and then the daily lessons begin with the chapter for week 2. Week 1: Reflections in Life (Mirror […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Garden Rake Turned Wall Hanging

I confess, I have an addiction to rake heads. I picked up my first one for $1 at a thrift sale and brought it home to see if I could come up with something to do with it. I hung it on the wall and put some dried flowers and a few garden tools on it. Later, I would add it to one of my window art creations. Then I bought another one at a yard sale. This time, I hung a mini quilt on it and used the top part for a picture easel. You’d think that was enough, […]

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