Rachel Dow

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

Work: When Waiting Is No Longer an Option

When it comes to my walk with Jesus, I always am thinking, "I'm just in a waiting place. I'm just waiting on God right now."

Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting for what, exactly? Some divine symbol from God? Some big, shiny, pointy arrow, telling me which direction to go?

Maybe a little bit of all of the above. 

The . . .

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October 27, 2017

Confidence in Christ

Confidence has, quite frankly, not been my thing. I'm not good at it. I have a much easier time beating myself up. I have a hard time being confident and seeing all that others see in me. In other words? My self-esteem... Is not always the greatest. 

The idea of confidence has always been a fleeting thing.

I'll be . . .

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October 27, 2017

Bold Prayers

Friends, I have recently been challenged... About praying bold prayers. Praying prayers that are outside my comfort zone. You can read all about that journey here. 

But today... Today is a testimony. Thinking about today, I am overwhelmed by the goodness of God over, and over, and over again. 

My heart is full tonight, . . .

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October 26, 2017

Being Mary in a Culture of Marthas

The story of Martha and Mary is one that I'm sure we are all familiar with. It's a great story. Jesus is in the home of Mary and Martha: Mary is sitting at the feet of Jesus. Martha is running around like a crazy woman focusing on all the little tasks that just had to get done. 

Martha, in her irritation, essentially says . . .

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October 20, 2017

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