Recommended Reading – Having Enough

Last week I started a new series  where I share inspiring books, quotes, messages, etc that I discover throughout the week.   

This week I was challenged.

I was encouraged.

And I was delighted.

So, it is with great pleasure that I bring you this week’s recommended reading.

Recommended Reading that will challenge, inspire and encourage by Mrs. Hines' Class


~As I watched the trailer of Tsh’s new book “Notes from a Blue Bike” I was struck by this statement at 0:50

“…where the prevailing mark of a good day is getting a lot done.” (Referring to life here in the United States.)

That statement served as a poignant reminder of the dangers of measuring productivity by how many tasks I can cross off of my to-do list at the end of the day. I still struggle with this.

~Kathy Sue’s post on how to create the house of your dreams with the house you already have is a breath of fresh air in a sea of voices telling us to want more than what we have.

~There hasn’t been a day since I read Edie’s post on why marriage is hard that I haven’t gone over the truth of her words in my mind and felt convicted about my own attitude toward Mr. Hines.

~If I had to sum up why homemaking and having a pretty home is so important to me, I’d borrow these words straight from Holly Mathis Interiors

“The desire for home and nesting come from above and shouldn’t feel like pressure to create the perfect house, but should stir in us the desire to create a space for our family to live out life.”

As my husband and his friends at seminary used to say, “that’ll preach!”

I think that sentiment explains why this post about DIY Subway Art turned into something more meaningful than I could have imagined.  If you haven’t read it yet, I’d love to share it with you.

DIY Subway Art, ombre style: Mrs. Hines' Class

And on the lighter side of things, I’ve been so wowed by my colleagues’ talent this week. It is so neat as a teacher to see how 100 people, when given the same supplies, create 100 unique projects shining with individuality.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the inspiration. You can click on any of the photos to get full project details.

See you in class,
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  1. Neat Sharon. Now I have to browse all these wonderful Pinterest party posts. WOW, look at all the talented ladies here!

  2. Wow! It’s amazing to see all the projects lined up and to realize that they were created with the same basic list of supplies. Creativity at its best!

  3. I couldn’t agree more!

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