Rachel Dow

Guidance in the Opposition

What do you think of when you heard the word guidance? Most often, I think of a path. I think of playing the game "follow the leader" as a child. I loved that game! I was good at following those around me.

As I've grown up, Jesus has challenged me-What would happen if I follow His guidance instead of the guidance of others around me?

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August 25, 2017

Speak

Speak. We all speak every single day. We communicate, we yell to catch someone's attention, we even use our words to sing. What we say has a lot of power. Proverbs 18:21 says that the tongue holds the power of life and death, and I've seen this first hand in my own life and in the lives of others. 

"Sticks and stones will break my . . .

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August 19, 2017

Fresh Outpouring

I will be the first to admit that I really love schedules. I love organization. I love feeling like I have it all together. Being in a routine is comfortable for me. It's cozy. I like knowing what's coming next and having a plan and scheduling what the next hours or days or years are going to look like. 

I am a creature of . . .

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August 18, 2017

Breathe Deep

Breathe deep. 

There's something that we, as a collective human race, have a hard time doing. We are busy. We are going, going, going. It's not often that we take a moment to simply be still. We have schedules. We have meetings. We have deadlines and projects and things that have to be done.

Being still is not . . .

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July 12, 2017

We Instead of Just Me

A couple of weeks ago, church staff came together to have a planning meeting. We met off-site at a different location, and we had the whole day to look at the next upcoming year.

As a church, we really have a heart for discipleship. We want our folks to have the tools to minister help, hope, and healing to the world around them. Some of . . .

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June 12, 2017

Blip on the Radar

I went home over Memorial Day weekend. It was so awesome to see friends and spend time with family! On Tuesday night, we went to a worship service called The Well of Nashville, and a thought crossed my mind.

You are not a blip on the Father's radar.

 Which at first, didn't make sense to me. A blip on a radar is used to find . . .

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June 04, 2017

Growth in the Unlikely

I've recently decided to learn how to run. I'm using an app called Couch to 5K, which alternates between running and walking, until you can eventually run a full 5K. 

I've never been a runner. 

I've never been much of an athlete. 

My goal is to run an entire 5K without walking. 

As I embarked on my . . .

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May 23, 2017

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