• Faith,  Motherhood,  My Journal

    Finding Balance In Your Life

    If your anything like most people you may be feeling like your living in chaos due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are all told to stay home, & stay safe. But we’re not told how to work 40 hours at home, while also trying to home school our kids. We haven’t been told how to get the gratification of a hug without being able to touch other humans. We don’t know the excitement that comes along gathering with friends and family until its no longer an option. We are left feeling stressed out and completely burned out with no outlet.    Finding balance looks different for everyone, especially in times like…

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    5 Reasons Coffee is Amazing

    As I sit here trying to think of something to write about for this week’s blog post, I can’t help but dream about my Caramel Iced Macchiato with Extra Caramel Drizzle. Yep, that is my guilty pleasure. The reason I leave my house when I have no errands to run. The reason I spend too much money on coffee. Must I continue? Anyways, it made me want to find excuses for this expensive addictive habit of mine. Other than the fact it is delicious, it just honestly makes me feel so good! So I decided to do this blog for 5 Reasons Coffee is Amazing. Now before you skip ahead to…

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    8 Ideas When You Need To Spend Time Alone & Recharge

    Lets be honest, Sometimes doing things for ourselves just doesn’t feel right. We all have a to-do lists that run miles long, children to attend to, and spouses that we need to make sure is getting the love and attention they deserve. I wanted to find biblical scripture to support that I need to take care of myself so I can be a Godly wife, mom, & friend. Here’s what I found…Genesis 2:2“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work”This tells me the importance of Rest. While God created the world, he considered it all to…

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    A Letter to my Sixteen Year Old Self

    I know, at 16 you feel like you know what’s best for you. But, let me tell you that the people who love you, are the ones fighting to keep you safe. They are the ones who you probably think are being unfair and over protective. They are trying to protect you from all the hurt and chaos you will create on your own. Trust them, talk to them, and tell them you love them. Popularity isn’t everything. I know you want to be liked, but do not change who you are. Do not lower your standards to meet someone else expectations of you. You are beautiful, loving, and smart.…

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    5 ways to start exercising TODAY

    I have learned to love to exercise. Not because I want to be super skinny and look good in a bathing suit… (because after 3 years of consistent exercise I still don’t feel like I look great in a bathing suit!)But I work out because it uplifts me and makes me feel so good. So if you’re someone who is super stressed, maybe a little depressed or anxious, or you’re just looking to better your over all health-don’t wait. Start today! Set your self up for successTake a look at your schedule and figure out where you can dedicate 20-30 Minutes to exercising. If that seems impossible, just start with 10-20 minutes…

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    17 Random Acts of Kindness

    Random Acts of Kindness Day: February 17, also known as Random Act of Kindness Day, is a day to practice kindness and pay it forward. I think we sometimes are so busy in our every day lives, we just forget to be kind to others. If you’re anything like me, you may over complicate kindness. I typically think kindness has to be some sort of huge gesture. But, I have come to realize that if I were more aware of my actions and my surroundings I wouldn’t miss opportunities to bless someone else. I try to be aware of my surroundings and show kindness in everything I do. But there are many days that I…

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    How can you honor God this halloween?

    So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31 Supplies I needed? Printer Paper Bags ($1 store bought) Candy Scissors LOVE– the most important Ever since finding my new church I always have this bee buzzing in my head asking if what I am doing brings God glory. Sometimes I get annoyed because I am not sure how EVERYTHING I do can glorify God… But the more I have allowed myself to see God in things, I am able to notice how he uses me for his own purpose. So, every year we go to Yogi Bear for…

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    Why did I start Rachel’s Craft Room

    What: Rachel’s Craft Room is a Personalized Gifts and D├ęcor shop. This “Business” came from months of feeling like I had no meaningful purpose…Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my kids, and my husband but that wasn’t enough for me… I can’t possibly love my kids and husband the way I want because we live in a world full of hate and I am doing NOTHING about it because my voice is too small. I realized I didn’t have a real “dream”. I went through a lot of emotions to figure out who I am and what I desire. So I made a list of things I can do that will bring glory to God, that I…

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    Teen Craft Night

    Galatians 6:10Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us work for the good for all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.   Photo by: Farm Girl Journal (https://www.instagram.com/p/BZt_Joghxpa/?hl=en&taken-by=farmgirljournals)   When a friend asked me if I would be interested in hosting a paint night for the teen girls at our church I was instantly filled with gratitude. This is why Rachel’s Craft Room exists. This is was a opportunity for me to serve the teen girls at my church and show them some love.     My first paint night experience was SO. MUCH. FUN. These girls were truly fun to be around!!! They are all so…

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    Love Wins

    If you don’t know me, my name is Rachel. I am a Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister & Friend. The more I thought about blogging, the less I wanted to do it. I honestly have HORRIBLE grammar. But, after a good bit of research, I decided I wanted to give it my best shot, and get started. For years I have felt misunderstood and alone with a lot of my struggles. This isn’t to say I didn’t have any one to go to, because I did! I have the most supportive and loving people in my life, especially my husband. I have always felt uneasy about not knowing my “why.” Who really am I? I…