Rachel Dow

Blinders

My uncle is a chaplain for a horse racetrack. When I was younger, we went on a family vacation to visit my uncle and his wife, and they took us on a tour of the racetrack. Being an animal lover, I was beyond excited. I knew I was going to get to pet some horses and see them in action! Much to my satisfaction, not only did we get to pet the . . .

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October 25, 2016

A Sunday Revelation

As the children’s ministry assistant, a large part of my job is communication. Talking with people. Connecting with families. This past Sunday, I was running rather late to church. I awoke to a text message at about 7:45: on a normal Sunday, I am at the church and getting things set up for the day by this time. I couldn’t believe . . .

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October 24, 2016

Powerful through Thought

 This past week was a tough one. I had a huge exam, papers to write, assignments due, classes to attend, and work. While I absolutely love my job, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed.

 The exam that I was studying for covered about 200 pages of material, and I didn't really know how to study for it. In the midst of studying, I . . .

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October 07, 2016

Stretching and Molding

This past week, I was asked to decorate the classrooms at Hixson United Methodist Church. Among the busyness of the past week, I was grateful for a moment to breathe as I hung posters. A few pictures were already on the walls, but overall, there was nothing to look at. Nothing that made the room come alive.

We have a brand new . . .

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October 07, 2016

Wild Welcome

        Yesterday was my first Wednesday as the new Children's Ministry Assistant at Hixson United Methodist Church. How amazing! I was so excited to receive the call about the offer
of the position.

        We had a water game night set up for the kids on Wednesday night at church. As all the children . . .

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October 07, 2016

Something About That Name

The school year is officially started, and I am getting back into the swing of things. My week was full of meeting professors, starting classes, buying textbooks, reconnecting with old friends, and meeting new ones. So far, junior year of college is off to a great start! 

      As I am getting back into the swing of things . . .

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October 07, 2016

Domino Effect

I was recently playing a game of dominos with my mother. If you're familiar with dominos, you know that once you knock one down, they all go! This brought back fond memories of seeing who could build the longest domino train between my sister and I. We took great delight in setting them all up in different patterns, and seeing if we could get . . .

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October 07, 2016

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