Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Learning to Trust, Part 1: In Tragedy

Note: If you haven't, you might want to read Learning to Trust, Introduction: The Secret to Trust.
God bless!  ~ Rachel

“What’s cancer?”
A seven-year-old girl sat with her Daddy, confusion written across her face.  This child, though always old for her few years, struggled to grasp the meaning of her father’s words.
“It’s a serious sickness,” he replied.  “There are lots of different kinds, but they are all serious and have to be treated by the doctors.”
“And Mommy has it?”

Monday, March 28, 2011

Learning to Trust, Introduction: The Secret to Trust

Note: I have wanted to write a series like this for a while.  Some of these posts may be a tad lengthy, but I encourage you to read them and share your thoughts.  God bless!  ~  Rachel

“I have trust issues.”
I have said it to many people in many different circumstances.  Because I am a talkative, open person, no one expects those four words to ever come out of my mouth.  I’m the person who walks up to the stranger at church and introduces myself.  I’m the ice-breaker.  I’m the one with strong opinions.  I’m the one who has a smile for every person I meet.  I don’t keep my feelings hidden.  I’m willing to be vulnerable.  How on earth could I claim to have trust issues???

Friday, March 25, 2011

Modest Fashion: White Floral... Really?!

I'm must confess, I'm a little wary of floral-print shirts.  It's not a matter of disliking them...  I'm just a little unimpressed by most of the prints I see nowadays on women's blouses.  The flowers are either so tiny that you can't even tell its floral...  or the colors are so obnoxious that you feel it would have to be the middle of July for you to feel comfortable wearing it!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Getting Creative!

I love creativity.  Very much.  If you could see my closet... you would know I have to be creative!  ;-)

One way that I've had to be very creative is my clothing.  In my mid-teens, God really convicted me about the way I was dressing.  So, after going through all of my clothing with my Dad and letting him throw out whatever he didn't deem to be modest (boy, that was hard and I lost a lot of my wardrobe), I set out on a new path.  I knew I loved being stylish...  or at least looking nice.  And I also knew that a lot of the "in" styles weren't modest at all.  So, what's a girl to do???  I could have worn a potato sack... that certainly would have been modest.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

To Whom Shall I Go?

Church was beautiful today.  It truly is every week...  but this week was special.  We had a guest speaker: a young man from out west who will be moving here with his wife and two-year-old son this June to intern at our church for a year or longer.  I've heard him preach before and can remember this feeling of excitement at hearing such passionate, truth-filled, mature preaching.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Soldiers in Training

Mom reading "The Squire and the Scroll" (excellent Christian book!) to her three youngest children.

"Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse;
He who guards himself will be far from them.
Train up a child in the way he should go,
Even when he is old he will not depart from it."
~Proverbs 22:5-6