Carol Kent

Speaker and Author
He Holds My Hand:  Experiencing God’s Presence & Protection

“If you want to get rid of the clutter in your life and learn how to keep what’s good and let go of what weighs you down, read this book.  In Messy to Meaningful, the authors will have you laughing out loud as you discover how to make positive changes, apply biblical truth, release the unnecessary, and get personally and spiritually organized.  You can read this book on your own, but I highly recommend going through it with a group of friends as you learn to live in a new kind of freedom.”

Linda Evans Shepherd

Winning Your Daily Spiritual Battles

Messy to Meaningful will lead you to sort through your life to discover not only the gold nuggets you've been looking for, but an occasional chocolate bar.

Debora M. Coty

Award-winning author of over 40 books
including Too Blessed to be Stressed series

“As a junk junkie, I found this book enormously helpful. While reading the chapter on pens, I did a leadcount and discovered 38 writing utensils in one drawer. And I have four junk drawers. Sigh. Messy to Meaningful’s message rings true, that stuff that we stuff – not just physically, but spiritually too – needs to be periodically sorted and discarded. ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ doesn’t work with junk. It never goes away. It just keeps accumulating, cluttering and adding unnecessary stress. The good stuff gets harder and harder to dig out beneath it. That’s why I adore this book so much; it gives me tools and motivation to tackle the junk in my life, both physical and spiritual. Yep. Decluttering empowers and frees us. And makes sure our blessings outweigh our stressings.”

"How can emptying a junk drawer get rid of so much junk in “real” life? Rhonda, Monica, and Kaley have taken that messy, common space in everyone's home—that space you hope no one looks in—and have used it as a brilliant and biblical word picture of how to get whole and healthy—and they’ve done it with a dash of humor. If you want to get rid of the stuff that holds you down so God can lift you up, this book is for you. Messy to Meaningful is one book you will never find in a junk drawer!"

Pam Farrel

Bestselling author of 45 books including Discovering Hope in the Psalms: A Creative Bible Study Experience7 Simple Skills for Every Woman: Success In Keeping It All Together and Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti

"I’ve looked into the junk drawer in my kitchen countless times. I never discovered God-moments there, but my friends, Rhonda Rhea, Kaley Rhea, and Monica Schmelter have done exactly that in their book, Messy to Meaningful: Lessons from the Junk Drawer. With great insight flavored by their delightful personalities, they discuss the junk in our lives that deters us from serving God, what we can do about it, and the precious spiritual lessons we can discover in those moments. I love this book!"

Michelle Cox

When God Calls the Heart: Devotions from Hope Valley and Just 18 Summers