Rachel Dow

Gratitude Day 5

What is different today than a year ago that you are grateful for? 

Change is inevitable. Even from season to season, the leaves change and the weather gets colder, and warmer in the spring and summer. Change is bound to happen.The same happens to our circumstances in life. 

Things change. New friends come, old leave, we . . .

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November 05, 2016

Gratitude Day 4

What accomplishments in your life have brought you the most happiness? 

I think happiness is kind of an abitrary thing. I can go from happy to sad in a single day, or even several minutes depending on my day. Joy, however, lasts much longer. Joy is eternal. 

There are things that have made me happy, of course! Getting a . . .

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November 04, 2016

Day 3 Gratitude

Who are you grateful for and why?

This is difficult for me! I have so, so many people that have impacted my life in numerous ways.

I'm grateful for my parents taking the time to raise me right and be there for every school talent show, school play, and every band/choir concert. I'm grateful that they instilled in me a love of God . . .

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November 03, 2016

To Those Feeling Overwhelmed and Inadquate

A word of encouragement

I'm going to be brutally honest with you.

I've often struggled with feeling like I'm enough. Pretty enough, smart enough, strong enough, just enough. While I don't struggle with this nearly as much as I used to, there are still days that the dark clouds of inadequacy are sometimes more real than the sunlight of peace and . . .

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November 03, 2016

Day 2 of Gratitude

What is one thing you love about yourself?

Talking about myself has always been difficult for me. I don't mean that in a "Oh, I'm soooo humble, I can't imagine talking about myself!" kind of way. I'm not trying to boast, here. I'm meaning that Jesus has been with me on a journey of discovering who I am, and how to love myself the same . . .

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November 02, 2016

Thankful November

30 days of thankfulness begins!

It's November 1st. A fresh start to a new month! With that in mind, I'm going to be blogging for 30 days about thankfulness. 

You can find a list of what I'm going to be blogging about each day here, or see directly below! While the list only goes to 25, I'll spend the last five days free writing about gratitude.

Taking . . .

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November 01, 2016

My Shield, My Jesus

What's the first thing you think of when you think of protection? Go ahead, think for a minute. What embodies the idea of protection for you? Maybe it's a hug from someone you love, your home, or, if you're like me, a very literal picture comes to mind. 

For me, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of protection is a . . .

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October 30, 2016