Rachel Dow

Big Prayers, Big God

So as you know, I am working my way through Draw the Circle, the devotional book to The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson. 

It is shifting my perspectives and paradigms of who God is, and what prayer can do. I always knew prayer was powerful. I know prayer changes atmospheres and can bless hurting people. I know that prayer is our way . . .

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October 10, 2017

Have You Asked?

I'm a Spanish major with a minor in education, and an ESL endorsement. I am hoping to teach and have my own classroom in the near future! In order to become licensed in the state of TN, I have to pass a series of Praxis tests. Two are out of the way, with another one coming in November. (I find out the results of my second one on Friday!)

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October 09, 2017

Who Are You Listening To?

Human beings spend approximately 80% of their day communicating, and 55% of that is from listening. We are listening to things all the time: music, tv, each other... We are constantly aborbing information. In the culture that we live in, fear and anxiety are prevalent. We hear all about death and destruction, and little about hope.

So I . . .

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October 08, 2017

Excuse Me, Are You Listening?

I am around incredible kids just about every single day of the week. From working at a local church as the Children's Ministry Assistant to interning at an elementary school with a Pre-K class, I have the privilege of seeing students grow and learn throughout the year. I am always blown away by some of the simple revelations or comments that . . .

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October 07, 2017

The Myth of Having "It" Together

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When I think about my life, I like things to be easy breezy. I like consistency, comfort, and convenience. I like it when things go my way, when there are no hiccups in the road ahead. I am a fan of clear-cut paths, straightforward agendas, and no deviation from my plan. 

Hilarious, right? Life doesn't usually happen that way! . . .

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October 06, 2017

Serving Out of Stress


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When I say the word stress, what's your first instinct? If you're anything like me, thinking about stress makes you want to run for the hills! From every angle, we are bombarded by stress on a daily basis. We have obligations to our work, our families, and everything we just have to do.

Now, let's change . . .

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October 05, 2017

Living Beyond Repentance

As the Church universal, we spend a lot of time thinking about repentance. We constantly discuss our wrongdoings and our sins. We cling to verses like Romans 3:23 (NLT) “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.”

We cry out to the God of all creation, begging for a measly scrap of His grace . . .

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October 04, 2017