- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 597 KB
- Print Length: 172 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0578110423
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Faith Creativity Life Books (4 Jan. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JRQJ6TO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #581,884 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The chapters start off as short stories about Michelle's experiences in life (most of them humorous [even the chapter names had me crying with laughter!] and easily relatable to the average woman) and move on to the way God has used these stories to influence her life and now mine! At the end of each chapter there is a reflection section focusing on Faith, Creativity and Everyday Life, which I also found meaningful, encouraging and easily applicable to me.
This is a book you would not have to read from cover to cover, but pick a chapter that pertains to your life and start from there! Definitely recommended for women of any age!
God bless Michelle Rayburn and her family. I look forward to reading her second book!
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The offer will indeed recycle the "junkpile quote of your life and present it with a new image that will spring forth hope for the soul. "Re-purposed" and "upcycled" will be new terms too many and will be the catalyst for change. If you struggle with any of these areas this is a resource for you:
– Weight loss
– Lack of joy and a sense of hopelessness
– Fear of failure
– Juggling family responsibilities
– Comparison traps
Each chapter centers on a different theme relevant to every day issues women face. This book could be used in a small group setting to elaborate on issues and generate healthy exchanges among woman. I found Rayburn's work to be very encouraging, helping to unpack painful pieces of emotional baggage. Each area is backed up with biblical remedies. Be challenged to study God's word and still yourself before Him.
Michelle Rayburn holds a master's degree in Christian leadership and serves as a speaker and worship leader at women's events. She also is a monthly Columnist for Wisconsin Christian News called "Simply Faith".
Humor is the spoon Michelle Rayburn uses to dish out funny, inspirational and applicable personal stories that inspire us to clean our spiritual and emotional houses, give up the guilt, and to embrace the positive aspects of our current lives. Her experienced guidance helps to examine 11 negative types of baggage, to peel away the trash and look for the treasure in every area– all those things we kid ourselves into thinking no one else knows about.
Emotional garbage, guilt and bitterness out – healing and changed attitudes and perspectives in. Each chapter is short enough to finish in a 10-15 minute devotional time, but has enough depth to keep you pondering – and asking yourself if this (action, habit, emotion, reaction) will build up your life – or not. If not, Rayburn empowers the reader to “carry out the trash,” and keep only what builds you up so you can turn and build up others.
Well written, engaging and practical, this little book is a treasure you will want to glean from time and again
There are no other words to describe the warm feeling you get as you discover her witty and very refreshing writing, she comes through clearly as the sort of woman each of us would like to call Friend!
Michelle's jocular approach to sharing personal experiences and the resulting wisdom gives you the opportunity to see the extra emotional baggage we each carry. If we are honest and we must be as she was with herself, there are many areas in our lives we could improve upon. Unlike other testimonies and devotionals The Repurposed and Upcycled Life is filled with the joys of discovering what treasures we can become in the eyes of God.
Women especially appreciate the need to feel special and in order to do it, we must learn to accept ourselves, deal with past mistakes, change our perspective on those circumstances we cannot change and let go of regrets. Ah, regrets...Not an easy one!
But best of all, Michelle's arguments will help each of us to build stronger relationships, dream big and live with purpose!
With hilarious chapters titles such as 'Dust bunnies and bad hare hair days' and 'Chicken Coop for the Soul' Michelle's brand of humour leaves us with a comforting dose of care and support.
This is one book every woman should read if we are to retain our sanity in this often crazy world and learn to love ourselves as God loves us!
Following each chapter, a segment about Faith, Creativity, Everyday Life reveals God's unexpected gifts, all part of the many lessons you will learn here.
When you close the last page you will have acquired the incentive to write your own story and live a better life for yourself and those who loves you!
A book to buy, beg for or borrow Ladies!!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author as part of it's promotion. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Michelle Rayburn explores this question from every possible angle throughout her book, The Repurposed & Upcycled Life. She walks the reader through a myriad of situations, some from personal experience, some from the experience of others. Michelle takes the Scripture and teaches transforming truths about successfully navigating life in a fallen world. She uses her unique talent of repurposing “junk” and applies the practical truths of the Bible to each step of a transformational journey. She wants everyone to walk in the freedom and purpose of God’s plan for their lives, and her book equips folks to do this!
Each chapter packed with things you will want to remember, so please read with your highlighter at the ready! At the end of the chapter Michelle offers a section called Getting Personal. Here you will find a section entitled Faith where she asks purpose-filled questions of self-examination. She follows this with a section entitled Creativity where she offers ideas of creative activities that give your situation a concrete re-purposing. The last section is entitled Everyday Life gives practical ways to put what you’ve learned into action.
This is a book that will bring healing and hope to many people in a variety of situations. Don’t rush through this. Take time to absorb what God has for you in these pages. This book has been a love note from God in my life!! How I praise Him for Michelle Rayburn’s ministry!
I received a copy of this book to help facilitate my review. I received no compensation. The opinions are my own.