Rachel Dow

Eat the Cake

When we have life events that we celebrate, we eat cake, and a lot of it. Birthdays, weddings, baby showers, you name it. We eat the cake. And in the name of health, we often shove it away or say, "No thanks, I'm watching what I'm eating." 

I've recently started to take my health journey more seriously. With a family history of . . .

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March 18, 2017

Love Is...

     Love is patient. Love is kind... We've all heard that before, right?

     Love has been on my mind a lot lately. The way we give it. The way we show it. The way we receive it. The way it brightens our days and breathes meaning into the darker spaces. In a world that can be so hateful, it is easier to . . .

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March 17, 2017

Be the Body

Last Friday, we had an awesome Tween fun night at church. Along with tons of fun, games, and pizza, we also had some time set apart for worship, prayer, and prayer stations. 

These nights are often some of my favorites. I love getting to know our tweens on a different level, and being able to pray for them and worship with them.

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March 06, 2017

Problem Solver

      The older I get, the more I realize how easy it is to dwell on the negative. When something goes wrong or it's been a rough day, it is so easy to complain. And in fact, sometimes, I feel justified by it. I had a bad day. I'm allowed to complain. I'm allowed to be in an ugly mood. 

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February 13, 2017

The Unexpected

The end of another semester has arrived, and I'm breathing a bit easier these days. I'm finally on Christmas break! Since I'm still working in Chattanooga, one of the families that I go to church with have graciously opened their home to me until I get to go home. 

The roads leading to this family's house have a ton of hills and . . .

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December 16, 2016

Gratitude Days 23-25

As I finish up these blog posts, I am amazed that I actually stuck with (for the most part) a 30 day blogging challenge/experience. I have enjoyed looking at all the things I'm grateful for: past, present, and future. Gratitude is a habit, and I'm glad that I chose to practice it this month.

What do you like about your job? What spiritual . . .

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December 02, 2016

Gratitude Day 22

What is a special memory from childhood?

 I have always loved to read. As a child, I read anything I could get my hands on. The Magic Treehouse books, Junie B. Jones, A Series of Unfortunate Events, you name it, I read it.

I loved the way that books transported me to a different place and let me create my own world. . . .

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November 29, 2016


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