Rachel Dow

Gratitude Day 11

What is a favorite family outing you went on this year?

As a college student and being involved in ministry, I don't really get to see my family a whole lot. While this hits me harder sometimes than others, the times I do get to spend with my family are precious!

My family took me out for a birthday lunch. Time around the table is . . .

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November 12, 2016

Gratitude Day 10

What is something that was hard to do but you did it anyway?

I've been extremely fortunate throughout my life. I've grown up in a loving home, have an awesome family, and in the grand scheme of things, haven't had too many upsets. I've had a lot of loving people surround me throughout my life so far. People that sit with me and listen to . . .

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November 11, 2016

Gratitude Day 9

What made you laugh today?

I like to laugh. It makes my heart lighter and helps me to not take things so seriously all the time.

When I was little, I wanted laughter to be my job title. Just ask my mom. When people would ask me what I wanted to do when I was little, I would say, "I just want to make people laugh."

I still like . . .

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November 10, 2016

Gratitude Day 8

What is something beautiful that you saw today?

I had a hard time with this prompt, to be honest. In the midst of such a heated election, it is difficult to see beauty when hate is so prevalent. 

Yesterday, the weather was nice. It is finally getting colder outside which makes me so happy! My boyfriend turned 21 and we got to . . .

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November 09, 2016

Serving on Empty

Growing up in church, I became familiar with what it means to serve others and had a very literal example service. I've learned what it looks like to put others first, rather than rushing to do what want and what need. Serving others is something we try to teach our kids, our family members, and what we strive to . . .

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November 08, 2016

Gratitude Day 7

What is something one of your family members did today that made you happy?

As a college student, I don't get to see my family super often. Our days are punctuated with texts and the ocassional phone calls. When we do see each other, it is always a nice reunion! 

It made me happy that I got to talk to my family today. We all . . .

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November 07, 2016

Gratitude Day 6

What do you like about the current season? 

This can be interpreted a number of ways! I like the fall/winter time because I love cold weather. I love winter flavors at Starbucks (it's the little things, right?) watching the trees change and feeling the cooler wind against my skin. I love cozy nights and sweaters and spending time . . .

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November 06, 2016