Rachel Dow

Choosing Joy

Day 3 of tough stuff. How's it sitting with you so far? Stepped on any toes yet? I've certainly stepped on my own, that's for sure! I'd love to hear what the Lord is revealing to you through these conversations. I'm praying these blog posts allow you a moment's breath: like a cup of coffee with an old friend. 

Today is something . . .

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October 03, 2017

The Golden Calf

Idolatry in the Age of Instant Gratification

In our humanness, we have a tendency to put things before God without a second thought. We get swept up in our busy days and weeks and months ahead, often neglecting the very One who formed our every moment. 

In today's culture, we are used to getting everything right when we want it. Most things are just a quick walk or drive . . .

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October 02, 2017

31 Days of Tough Stuff: Humility

Taking the Lowest Place

In this day and age, it's easy to place ourselves first. 

Me, me, me. My stuff. My emotions. What I want. What need.

I like doing what makes me comfortable. It's easier when it's all about me, really. That way, quite frankly, it's just worrying about one person: myself.

However, the call that Jesus gives is . . .

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October 01, 2017

Honest & Unfiltered:

31 Days of Tough Stuff

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Tough stuff. No one likes to deal with it, and no one likes to talk about it. However, this is exactly what I'm feeling led to write about for my Write 31 Days adventure in October!

I'll be tackling some tough stuff that the Lord has been putting on my heart: mental health, self-love, confidence in Christ, and even . . .

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September 30, 2017


This post is part of Kate Motaung's Five Minute Friday! We are given a prompt and asked to write for 5 minutes. Read more bloggers here.

The word for this week is "depend."

Ready? 3... 2... 1... Go! 

//To be honest, I wasn't super thrilled with the idea of this topic. Depend. Dependent. Depending. Depend, to me, goes . . .

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September 29, 2017

A Place at the Table

A Tale of Acceptance

The prompt for this week is "Acceptance." 

3, 2, 1... Go! 

//Last week, I started an internship at a local elementary school called Clifton Hills. I'm with a precious group of Pre-K kids, and am helping the Hispanic students to practice content learned in class, but practicing it with them in their native language. 

. . .

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September 22, 2017


The word for this week is support. Ready? 

3, 2, 1... 

//I started an internship last Friday at a local elementary school. I am a classroom assistant, spending time with the Hispanic students speaking to them in their home language: Spanish. I'm supporting their language development in their first language. Fun fact: when . . .

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September 18, 2017