Rachel Dow

Christmas: A Thought

This is a time of year that's supposed to be happy and joyous. There's Christmas carols and family time and presents. Food and games and get-togethers and Christmas parties and concerts.

There is hustle and bustle during this season. There is the feeling of never having enough time. The feeling of the days slipping through our fingers . . .

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December 12, 2017


I'm a little late on my post for Five Minute Friday... Whoops! This week, the word is Need. I'm going to write for five minutes with very little editing. 

//Need. I think we all say that we "need" things a lot. We need more money, we need a better job, we need, need, and need. 

This week, I became very well . . .

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November 04, 2017

Day 31

Well, friends.

It is day 31.

We've traveled this month together, facing the tough things that come our way.

Our work is just beginning, friends.

There's more hard work on the way. Life isn't always fair, but God is always good.

As we travel through the tough things of life, I'm praying that we have the courage to face them . . .

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October 31, 2017

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? 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


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