Rachel Dow

With the Dove in Mind

I'm learning more about prayer and the power that it really has, these days. I've always believed in the power of prayer, and have seen it in my own life. However, I had recently gotten pretty stagnant in my prayer life. I wasn't seeing God move. I felt like I was disconnected, and that my prayers were hitting a glass ceiling. Have you been . . .

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October 18, 2017

Where We Belong

God is a master at orchestrating things to work out for our good. I am amazed, time and time again, at the goodness that flows straight from Him into my own life at the exact moment that I need it. 

However, there are times that I question where I'm at in my life. Is this where I'm supposed to be? Is this where I belong? Is . . .

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October 18, 2017

Hope in Dark Places

If you've kept up with my blog posts this month, then you're familiar with the topic: we are journeying through Honest & Unfiltered: 31 Days of Tough Stuff! We're getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, and that's a good thing. I am a lover of people, a lover of Christ, and am beginning to see how He has worked out so many . . .

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October 15, 2017

The Giver is Good

I just had a birthday on October 11th. I am now 22. I have a family full of awesome, thoughtful gift-givers. Who loves getting gifts? Yeah, me too! Don't we all? Especially on our birthdays, it helps us to feel special. It shows us that we are appreciated and needed. 

Gifts bless us: they are a display of admiration and . . .

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October 15, 2017


The prompt for this Friday is "Invite." 

Ready? 3... 2... 1... Go.

While Five Minute Fridays aren't really a part of my Honest & Unfiltered: 31 Days of Tough Stuff series, I really loved this word, invite.

And I think it's important to talk about.

There are so many different contexts which we can use the word . . .

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October 14, 2017


We live in a culture where fear is normal. Fear is the standard, and we hear it every single day on the news. Another mass shooting. Another hurricane. Another person abducted. Another house burned down in flames. Another flood. People hungry, people angry, people upset at the government. 

Death. Destruction. Loss. Death. . . .

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October 13, 2017


When I think about the word "purpose" the word "function" also quickly comes to mind. Everyone has a desire to feel useful. Everyone wants to know that their lives counted for something with their time on earth. 

My dad always tells me, "Rachel, you are more than you know." 

As simple as that phrase is, it has . . .

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October 12, 2017