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I've been "packing" for more than a week now and this is how far I've gotten (hint: it's just the books).

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This week’s recommendations are brought to you by vacations and childhood friends and “packing”. Here are some of the wonderful things I found around the world this week. Around the Web: – What is the Bible? Part 60: You’re Gonna Hear Me Rohr. Rob Bell is finally back with a continuation of his “What is the Bible?” […]

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I don’t know where we’re going.

I have an old, worn pair of Toms that say, “The Journey is the Destination” all over them that I have loved practically into oblivion. It feels like wearing the shoes of the Gospel of Peace with those words written on my feet; it feels like the Kingdom is already here. One of my first […]

This church is evidently on the site of where Jesus came down and healed the town's cows. There are some excellent paintings inside depicting the miracle. #mexicancatholics

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This week’s recommendations are brought to you by Aztec ruins and mini road trips: Rachel recommends tourism in Mexico. Here are some of the wonderful things I found around the world this week. Around the Web: – But that’s MY dream. “What if she is better at it than I am? What if she isn’t better but […]

I think we were in this exact position for 6 hours.

Rachel Recommends…

This week’s recommendations are brought to you by my very favorite beach reading buddy: Happy Father’s Day, Dad! Thanks for always supporting me and cuddling me and making me laugh. Can’t wait to see you in one month! And for the cutest father’s day ad, Dove wins: Here are some of the wonderful things I […]

We'll see how it does on the flight home.

Rachel Recommends…

This week’s recommendations are brought to you by a full day of recuerdo shopping with some great finds! Here are some of the wonderful things I found around the web this week. On the Web: – Showing up and telling the truth. “Years ago a friend told me a little something her therapist shared that I always remember. […]

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The Intoxication Miscommunication [Or: A Theology of False Cognates]

“MISS I’M INTOXICATED!!!” We had just come in from recess and he was the last one through the door, except one child had stopped in the doorway and started yelling. “Hon, no you’re not… Please don’t come into my class yelling.” “Yes, Miss, yes, I am intoxicated miss I AM INTOXICATED!” I was beginning to […]

And yes, I'm working on the floor.

Rachel Recommends…

This week’s recommendations are brought to you by hot coffee after productive Friday nights: The last month of school is going to be more than a little crazy, but I also have several writing assignments I need to complete in the next few weeks and I am trying to work out details for life post-June. […]

This is me, circa 1990, crying about how jealous I am that someday there will be mommy bloggers and I won't be one.

I’m Not a Mommy Blogger

If you surveyed the entire community of people who have blogs similar to mine, I would be willing to bet that more than 75% of them are women with children, hereafter known as “Mommy Bloggers”. Many of them are stay at home moms and a larger-than-the-national-average percentage home school. These women are a force to […]

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This week’s recommendations are brought to you by RAIN! It has rained almost every day in the past week at least a little bit and I am oh so thankful. Look at those high temperatures- not totally unbearable! Jehovah Jireh, thank you. On the Web: – Workshopping the Bends. One of my favorite internet friends […]

Let's go back soon.

Rachel Recommends…

This week’s recommendations are brought to you by moms everywhere, but especially my Mama- I love your squeezy hugs and you’re still the first person I call when I’m sick or hurt (or anyone I know is…). I’m so thankful you’re my mom! And Mum-Mum, I am so thankful for your cards (I got two this week!) […]