Life Repurposed

Life Repurposed

Life Repurposed is where midlife meets inspiration, practical guidance, and renewed purpose amid life’s evolving chapters. Join host Michelle Rayburn as we navigate faith questions and messy, uncertain twists with humor and a commitment to pursue treasure, even in the trashy stuff.

Episodes

February 21, 2024 34 mins

Is it possible to love someone while hating their behavior or decisions? In this episode of Life Repurposed, host Michelle Rayburn explores the potentially controversial phrase "hate the sin, love the sinner," challenging its implications and impact on our relationships. Through biblical insights and compelling examples, Michelle discusses the potential harm and judgmental attitudes this phrase may foster, advocating for a more emp...

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Join host Michelle Rayburn and her husband, Phil Rayburn, as they share insights and playful banter about their 34-year marriage. They discuss intentional date nights and the value of communication. Tune in for a fun game of "would you rather," their preferences in various scenarios, and a glimpse into their relationship dynamics. Having fun together is one of their secrets for a long marriage. Don't miss out on this heartwarming ...

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February 7, 2024 29 mins

Is “born-again Christian” just a box to check on a survey? How does it apply to life today, and is it a label we still use, or has it been ruined by modern evangelicalism? Host Michelle Rayburn begins this thought-provoking episode with exploring the history and modern use of the term “born again” and its impact on the evangelical movement. She reviews the transformative journey of Nicodemus in John 3 and its parallels to the mode...

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Is “Christian” a noun or an adjective, and what difference does it make? In Episode 185 of "Life Repurposed," host Michelle Rayburn dives into the implications of the title "Christian" in various aspects of life. She explores the significance of embodying the qualities of Jesus in everyday decisions and challenges listeners to seek spiritual transformation over “plastic” versions of Christianity.

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January 24, 2024 33 mins

In Episode 184 of Life Repurposed, join host Michelle Rayburn as she shares explores the concept of "biblical worldview" and the diversity of interpretations within Christianity. Michelle discusses what aspects of life are affected by worldview and shares ways to appreciate theological diversity and avoid assuming uniformity among Christians.

She explains the pitfalls of liv...

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It’s time to rethink everything you thought you knew about food, your appearance, and your body. In this episode of Life Repurposed, host Michelle Rayburn is joined by guest Heather Creekmore for a candid conversation about body image and the biblical approach to it. Heather shares her personal journey of struggling with body image issues, dieting, and the realization that her obsession with changing her body had become an ido...

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In Episode 182 of Life Repurposed, host Michelle Rayburn and guest Becky Melby dive into the importance of setting boundaries, giving yourself grace, and finding balance in managing time and rest. Becky shares her personal experiences with health challenges, taking a pause on her writing, and the transition to embracing a slower pace of life. They dive into the joy of leisure, finding purpose, and debun...

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December 14, 2023 20 mins

Michelle shares delightful stories of Christmas with her grandma, from treat bags and childhood memories to enduring love and holiday traditions. She encourages listeners to consider those who have touched their lives and to reach out to them during the holidays.

This episode is part 3 of 3 in the Renewed Christmas Blessings special holiday series. It focuses on considering how our legacies are rooted in what we have received fr...

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In this special Christmas episode, step up to the challenge of releasing the desire to create the perfect holiday wonderland. Michelle reflects on the evolution of her Christmas celebrations, from meticulously crafted themed trees to the delightful chaos of family decorations. Discover the beauty in imperfection as Michelle shares her journey from being a multitasking marvel to a minimalist maven, finding joy in the simplicity of ...

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In this episode, Michelle Rayburn shares a story titled "A Grinch-Proof Christmas," based on a chapter from her new Christmas book, "Renewed Christmas Blessings." Tune in as Michelle reflects on the joys and challenges of the holiday season, sharing personal insights and practical wisdom about embracing the true essence of Christmas. She shares her not-to-do and her must-do lists with examples of how her holiday traditions have ch...

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In this episode, Michelle welcomes guest Sarah Frazer, author of the book "I Didn't Sign Up For This." Sarah shares her story of how God revealed his plans through disruptions in her life and how she had to let go of her own plans and dreams to follow his path. From redefining what is "good" to navigating the challenges of adoption and pursuing missions work, Sarah's journey offers encouragement and per...

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In this episode of "Life Repurposed" with Michelle Rayburn, we dive deep into the power of words and the transformative journey of Paul. Michelle shares her personal stories and insights, reminding us to never underestimate the impact our lives can have on others. From soldiers finding lifelines in letters to her grandparents courting during World War 2, we explore the remarkable connections formed thro...

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Are you ready for a fresh start? Episode 176 of Life Repurposed, we explore the theme of before and after, and what it means to be truly transformed.

Discover how Paul's dramatic change can give us hope for our own transformation. Michelle explores the concept of repurposing one's life and the ability to say, "I used to be this way, but now I am transformed." She discusses t...

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In this episode of "Life Repurposed," host Michelle Rayburn shares a powerful message about the importance of truth and grace in our lives. Drawing from the story of the apostle Paul, Michelle encourages listeners to ask God what changes or amends they need to make in their opportunity for a restart. She covers the misuse of scripture as a weapon, the idea of how we can be misguided in unintentionally p...

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Explore the transformative power of encountering Jesus. This recording is session 1 of a 4-part series from a retreat called ReMade. Drawing inspiration from the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well, Michelle discusses how Jesus understands our true needs and seeks to connect with and not condemn us. She reminds us that finding refreshment and fulfillment comes from reconnecting with Jesus...

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In this episode, host Michelle Rayburn explores the difference between opponents and enemies. She explores the power of our words and the impact they can have on our relationships and interactions. Michelle shares practical steps to approach disagreements with grace and a willingness to understand differing perspectives. Discover how embracing a mindset of love and respect can transform our interactions and open doors to collaborat...

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Do you struggle with focus? Does it seem as if others know their direction but you don’t? In this episode, you’ll learn how boundaries can be your best friend when seeking to live out your purpose. Guest Rachel G. Scott talks about being raised by her father and how it shaped who she is now as a passionate ministry leader and business owner. If you keep self-sabotaging, Rachel has some words of encouragement for you. And if you’re ...

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October 4, 2023 39 mins

In this episode, Michelle explores the theme of finding hope and strength in the midst of life's messiness. From questioning our purpose to navigating communication issues in family life, Michelle delves into the challenges we face and how they can shape our faith. Drawing from personal experiences and spiritual insights, she encourages listeners to embrace the journey, trust in God's faithfulness, and seek support and understandin...

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In this episode, Michelle welcomes guest Crystal Paine, author of the book The Time-Saving Mom. Crystal shares her unique approach to time management, emphasizing the need for personal ownership and intentional choices. Drawing from her own experiences as a mother and caregiver to a child with special needs, Crystal offers practical tips on how to budget time just like you would budget money. Join us as...

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On this episode of Life Repurposed, host Michelle Rayburn discusses the concept of deconstructing faith. She clarifies that deconstructing faith does not imply demolition or destruction, but rather a process of critically examining and reevaluating one's beliefs within the context of religion or spirituality.

Michelle shares her personal journey of deconstruction and how it ...

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