More Peace

If there ever was an antonym to 2020, it would probably be peace. While we all went into the year excited, the hopes of the return of the glamorous roaring 20s were quickly dashed. First there was the threat of World War III and the Australian wildfires. Soon after, the corona virus pandemic took over.… Continue reading More Peace

Radical Peace

Peace: it’s what our hearts long for yet seems just out of reach. With all that’s going on it our world today, peace seems unachievable. Political issues, war threats, financial struggles, relational difficulties, and personal problems seem to keep peace far from us. But what if that didn’t have to be the case? What if… Continue reading Radical Peace

All Things Work for Good: 2019 closing and 2020 beginning

Cuddled up on the couch mulling over the past year whilst sipping on sleepy time tea, I am left with a smile on my face. This was not the year I expected. Rather, it was much better than I ever imagined. The verse that stands out to me that most accurately sums up the past… Continue reading All Things Work for Good: 2019 closing and 2020 beginning

Heal Their Land

It has been quite the year as far as the weather goes which has made life as a farmer interesting to say the least. I know there’s countless blog post and articles stating the woes of the weather and its effects on the crops. This isn’t going to be one of those posts. Rather than… Continue reading Heal Their Land

Radical

“If I were to take spoons and pluck your eyes out, it’d be more embarrassing and uncomfortable than painful because your eyeballs would be dangling out of their sockets by strands.” The things teenage brothers say to their 5 year old little sister to scare them for eternity… For some reason, perhaps the scaring, these… Continue reading Radical

I Took Back What He Stole From Me

How many Christians out there feel broken? How many of you are discouraged by the situations around you? How many daily sit face to face, knee to knee, toe to toe with their past and all the guilt and shame it brings? How many feel like they’re living life, but not to the fullest? I… Continue reading I Took Back What He Stole From Me

War of the Mind, Battle of the Plate

“You’re gorgeous! Just stop.” It never mattered how many times I heard these words or similar while battling a disordered relationship with food and my body; they didn’t help. Regardless of how desperately I wanted to have the words penetrate my heart or how hard I tried to just stop restricting or binging and purging… Continue reading War of the Mind, Battle of the Plate

Who am I?

I did a terrifying thing today. I told a group of church ladies my dream to be in ministry. Instantly after doing so I was overwhelmed with a disempowering question: Who are you, Rachel, to accomplish such a feat? After several years of being a prodigal then quietly dedicating my life to Christ, I go… Continue reading Who am I?

The Pruning of My Heart

I have read that the best time of year to prune a grapevine is in the late winter towards early spring. As the Master Gardener, I believe God knows this and prunes you and I along the same seasons in our lives. Some may remember the blog post I wrote at the beginning of this… Continue reading The Pruning of My Heart

Crystal Clear Glasses

Have you ever felt like you were portrayed as someone you knew in your bones you were not? It feels as though you’re being seen through dirty glasses. Yes, it looks in a way like you, but lines are fuzzy, images smudged, details misinterpreted. You long to be seen with clarity and honesty. To have… Continue reading Crystal Clear Glasses