Monthly Archives: April 2014

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And So She Created God in Her Own Image…

  I lost my loud in Nashville. I lost my rush and I lost my sure and I lost my loud. There is so much good in that. I found my listen and I found my slow andI found my doubt and those are good and hard things. But for 5 years, I lost some […]

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Rachel Recommends…

This week’s post is brought to you by parents and beaches and vacation. Unfortunately, real life and real work start back up on Monday, but two weeks of spring break should definitely be a part of everyone’s year. Listening/Watching: – Let’s talk about [homo]sexuality: A respectful, funny, and interesting debate. I didn’t watch all the […]

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More in my waiting.

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted song lyrics on here, but I’m on vacation at the beach and finally moving out of a long period of waiting. In looking back, this was what I was crying out. I pray it will give words to the groanings in your soul as well. I am […]

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Easter Jesus

John 20:11-16 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she […]

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Rachel Recommends…

This week’s post is brought to you by sticky babies. I spent the last few days teaching and living at a family-based foster home type situation about an hour outside the city. We got to teach kindergarten through sixth grade to 13 sweet and excitable children, cuddle babies and read stories and cook and clean […]

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Women of Lent: All that she had

Her story is told in two of the Gospels, but she never interacts with Jesus or his disciples. She may not have even noticed them . She simply slipped into the temple, offered these two coins as an offering, and left. She probably was ashamed of what little she had to give. As Jesus was […]

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5 Important Questions the Noah Movie Raised

Last weekend, I managed to con/convince a few friends into going to see the Noah movie with me. I had heard reviews on every end of the spectrum about it, and I wanted to form my own opinion. I sat down, trying to keep my expectations low and to just enjoy the movie as entertainment, […]

The last time just the three of us went on a beach vacation together, I was still in high school. Can't wait for you both to be here!

Rachel Recommends…

This week’s post is brought to you by SPRING BREAK!! I’ve got lots of fun adventures coming up in the next two weeks, including teaching in a one room schoolhouse at an orphanage for a few days, meeting my parents at the beach, and getting to show them my life here in the GDL. But […]

Does Jesus reach out to us or do we reach out to Jesus? Yes.

Women of Lent: Unclean

  What would it mean to make the son of God “unclean”? I can’t believe there’s only a little over a week left in Lent. I have so enjoyed studying and learning from the women that Jesus interacted with during his time on earth, but we’re running out of time and there are still so […]

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“Well, there you go, buddy!”

I have a confession to make: Sometimes I listen to Christian radio in the morning when I’m getting ready. Christian radio is kind of the not-theologically-important great divide amongst evangelicals, I’ve found: some people LOVE it and exclusively listen to it, and others are WAY TOO COOL to listen to something as lame as a […]