Books & Resources

Creative Recycling

I have a basement full, (okay, more of a storage room full) of the old windows that we removed from our house when we did some remodeling last year. I’ve been coming up with art projects for using them. Sometimes the best creative inspiration comes from stuff that you have right on hand.  I used my Silhouette cutting machine to cut out sayings on adhesive vinyl and then I created mat board backs for them that are decorated with scrapbook papers. Now, I’ll be looking for a market for my art. Shipping is a little to expensive to put them […]

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Your Money God’s Way

Do you need help with your finances from a Biblical perspective? When I began reading “Your Money God’s Way,” I thought it was about time that someone who had been through bad financial decisions and made it out of the pit wrote a book. It seems that so many financial books are written by people who haven’t really been through the experience of their clients. My one concern however, is that author Amie Streater hasn’t been free from her past spending habits for all that long and she’s only been in the financial counseling ministry for four years. Still, her […]

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Need a New Action Thriller to Read?

Davis Bunn has just released a new book and I had the opportunity to review it this week.  About the Book – the Black Madonna “Gentleman Adventurer” Davis Bunn delivers an international thriller of elusive treasure, desperate measures, and a race against death’s clock with The Black Madonna. Capitalizing on the successful introduction of Storm Syrrell in Gold of Kings, Bunn brings Syrrell back for this epic tale. Antiquarian Storm Syrrell is in desperate need of cash. When a nameless, faceless client calls her with a request to track down a non-existent antique rumored to bear miraculous healing in its […]

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What Do You Know About Mormonism?

Are Mormons Christians? Perhaps you’ve heard someone say Mormons are just like Christians. Perhaps you’ve been taught Mormonism is a cult. I imagine you may have researched the topic and formed some sort of personal opinion, but it’s possible you’ve simply accepted whatever you’ve been taught without investigating for yourself.  If you’re unsure of what to think, there’s nothing like the power of a story to show truth. I just finished reading a book that is part of a fiction series that’s sure to be a tool in helping others understand the truth behind the Mormon culture, as controversial as […]

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Do Others Call You a Diva? Why It Isn’t So Bad…

This summer, I introduced you to a new Bible study that hadn’t yet been released when I posted my review of Divas of the Divine. Now, I’d like to tell you more about the book and it’s authors as it makes it’s debut in print. And, don’t forget to check below for how you can get entered into a grand prize drawing for a gift from the authors. D•I•V•A•S of the Divine How to Live as a Designer Original in a Knock-Off World   A strategic plan for improving your spiritual walk gaining a confident outlook on achieving life aspirations […]

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Transformation- Faux Finished Cabinets

This summer, I took on a huge project as a volunteer at the Bible camp where my husband works. They’ve been building a new cabin from mostly donated materials that were salvaged from buildings being renovated and torn down. This meant that we needed to come up with a way to make it all look as though it belonged together. Not an easy thing if materials come from multiple sources. The lower level of the cabin is an apartment suite for our guest speakers, so it has a sleeping room, private bath, and an open kitchen and living area. I […]

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Low Cost T2T Yard Decoration

I was driving along on my way to a speaking engagement and spotted this trash to treasure idea along the road. I always take my camera with, so I swung over and zoomed in. If you’re the owner and reading this, I hope I didn’t freak you out pointing a zoom lens at your home. Next time you get your tires changed out, maybe you’ll want to use them for a no-cost yard decoration. Or maybe not. But I give it an A+ for creativity. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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Book Feature Thursday

It’s book review Thursday. Although, yes, I’m aware that I broke rank and posted a book review on Monday this week too. Thanks for allowing me to be a nonconformist. Today I have 2 books to share with  you. Both are serious, yet very different from one another.  The first book is a little hardcover pocket-sized book from Cecil Murphey titled “Hope and Comfort for Every Season.” At under 5 inches by 5 inches, it’s short and to the point, the perfect gift book for someone who needs more than a greeting card but less than an encyclopedia of encouragement. […]

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Creativity Wednesday

I just discovered that Women of Faith has a Bible study on creativity. I haven’t checked it out yet, but it will be on my to read list for the future. Title Discovering Joy in Your Creativity  Product Description from CBD God gave us all unique creative abilities that He wants us to tap into. Whether it’s home projects, sewing, knitting, drawing, or scrapbooking, it’s important for women to find ways to express their creative sides. Discovering Your Creativity encourages women to rediscover the joy God intended us to have by being creative. Publisher’s Description Rediscover the joy God intended […]

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Let’s Do Lunch

I’ve just finished reading “Let’s Do Lunch” by Roger Troy Wilson, a story about how the author lost 230 pounds to go from 425, to 220 and the plan he devised that helped him lose the weight. I suppose you saw the blog title and hoped I was inviting you to lunch. I wish I could do lunch with every one of my readers. Wouldn’t that be fun? For now, we’ll have to have a virtual lunch date. You at your computer and me at mine. I’ll work on my next blog post for you, and you can check out […]

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