Rachel Dow

Iron Sharpens Iron

Today, I am appreciating the value of friendship.

I'm experiencing the goodness of God through the precious people around me, that choose to give me the gift of their presence.

I found this verse today in Proverbs 27-  As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

I'm so grateful for the truth in that! When we . . .

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October 30, 2017

The Goodness of God

I've written on the goodness of God this month... In the context of God as a gift giver.

In the weeks since that post, I've experienced His goodness in beautiful ways.

It's true, He is good. 

And it's true, He's a good gift giver.

But this month is all about honesty and being unfiltered and getting comfortable with . . .

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October 29, 2017

Why?

Why? has probably always been one of my favorite questions.

It's the one I always ask the most.

When I was little, I remember peppering my dad with Why? questions.

Hey dad, why is the sky blue?

Hey dad, why do the stars look like that?

Dad, why? Why? Why? Why? Why?

Even in my incessant questioning, he . . .

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October 29, 2017

Stop Treating Me Like I'm Changeable

A revelation.

I've blogged about this before, but I'm seeing this topic in a new light, these days. 

It's a well known fact that the Father doesn't change. I love Hebrews 13:8 (CSB). "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." 

What a relief that is! He is always the same!

But here's something that rocked my world, . . .

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October 29, 2017

The Holy Spirit: Not Pint-Sized

I'm a children's ministry assistant at an awesome church in Tennessee, and I often tell people that I have the best job.

And truth be told, I really do feel that way. I am beyond blessed to have the job that I do. I am so excited by what the Lord is cultivating in my church, in my own heart, and in the hearts of those around me!

That . . .

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October 28, 2017

Called Up, Not Called Out

Throughout this month of October, we've gotten comfortable with being uncomfortable. How have these days been sitting with you?

These blogs haven't always been easy to write for me, but they've been good. They've been heart work. They've been placing myself on the altar as a sacrifice to my comfort zone. I'm praying these blogs have . . .

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October 28, 2017

Keep It Simple

There's nothing inherently "simple" about the world that we're living in. It's complicated, isn't it? And there's such a pressure to keep up with all the ways that it's changing, too. 

Growing up, we always had a phrase that we'd toss back and forth like a schoolyard chant: KISS (Keep it simple, stupid!) 

Keeping it . . .

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October 28, 2017

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