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Rachel Anne
Making life better, one Small Thing at a time.
Interests: writing, painting, avoiding housework
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"You belong to me." These are some of the most wonderful, powerful words that can ever be spoken....or heard. Has anyone ever told you that? A parent, or a husband, or a friend? Maybe a grandparent? Maybe you've never once... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Home Sanctuary
Thank you, Vinnie. The Dads feel it too.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Dear Lonely Mom of Older Kids at Home Sanctuary
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Love this, Pamela. Thank you. Rachel
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One of the biggest challenges I face when writing a motivational blog that helps you do specific, measurable, productive tasks at home, is that so much of motherhood - and life - is filled with things that cannot ever really... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Home Sanctuary
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Our dog, Beau, was the best dog in the entire world. He was smart, loyal, and faithful...always ready to keep you company on a walk, or sit by your chair, or fetch sticks in the pond. We got him as... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Home Sanctuary
Lucia, if you go to the blog site ad click the Like button, it should automatically share. It will give you a box where you can add a comment. If that does not work, copy and paste the URL into your status and share it that way. Thank you for sharing...I know that moms of older kids need to hear this. Bless you, dear. RachelAnneRidge.com FlashTheDonkey.com (972) 679-5393
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Dear Lonely Mom of Older Kids at Home Sanctuary
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"Am I doing a good enough job?" "Are my kids going to be okay?" "Will I ever feel close to my kid again?" Every mom of teenagers asks questions like these at one time or another. I know I did.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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I LOVED reading about all the "extra" things you girls did on Monday! Hooray for small challenges with big results! I had to laugh with a couple of you who dealt with some Christmas stuff. Ahem. I finally put away... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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It has worked great! I can wipe off with a damp cloth with no problems. I am careful not to scrub, though...like any paint finish, I believe it would wear off. Rachel
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Back in January of 2009, I limited myself to one New Year's resolution. And I kept it small enough so I could be successful, with minimal effort. Because that's how I roll. You know how I feel about the word,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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Brenda, I will be praying for you! Thank you for your comment...I appreciate your kind words so much. I know how debilitating stress can be - we have faced similar circumstances and its so difficult to think clearly in the midst of it. Its very lonely. Im praying that your husband will land a perfect job and that your needs will be met. Sending a virtual hug to you. ~ Rachel Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
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Going into the 2000 Olympics in Sydney Australia, Russian Alexander Karelin was a shoo-in for the gold medal in super heavy-weight wrestling. His record was amazing: he had never lost an international match in his fifteen years of competition, he... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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For Girls Like You: A Devotional for Tweens Well, when I said I'd announce the winner for the For Girls Like You Devotional on Monday, I did not think I'd be announcing it at 9:30 PM! This day did not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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This is an exciting week for book launches. I'm thrilled that my dear friend, Wynter Pitts' devotional for tween girls has just been released! It's called, For Girls Like You. What would I have given, to have a book like... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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Thank you, everyone, for your beautiful stories of grace on Tuesday's post! I loved reading each and every one of them. Isn't God good? So here's a little "extra" grace for two commenters..... The randomly chosen winners of The Beauty... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
Wow! Those are wonderful miracles...and best of all, you have your son! This made my day. Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
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The other day, I was making a little video with Flash, my rescue donkey. Tom had the camera, and I stood in the backyard with the sometimes-uncooperative donkey and tried to say my lines. Flash was a good sport. He... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
YES! Ill tackle cleavage in another blog post, how about that?? LOL Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
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Pairing dresses with leggings is a perfect way to wear them! Love it.
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The short answer to this questions is: occasionally, yes. Every time I feel that the subject of leggings has been thoroughly covered, I see something that makes me realize...nope, there is still room for my voice of reason. image via... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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This brings tears to my eyes, Christine! (And goosebumps.) What a precious, priceless memory! Thank you for sharing that. Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2015 on The Beauty of Grace at Home Sanctuary
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Love this, Becca! Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
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Awesome verse! Perfect timing today, huh?? God is good. Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
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I hear I need to get on Voxer! I will have to make some space on my phone for the app first! Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2015 on The Beauty of Grace at Home Sanctuary
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Sherri, I was so glad to see your name pop up in the comments today! I was wondering how youve been! Now I know how to pray for you. You are always a blessing to me here. Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2015 on The Beauty of Grace at Home Sanctuary
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