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Rachel Anne
Making life better, one Small Thing at a time.
Interests: writing, painting, avoiding housework
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Robin, Im so sorry. What a heartbreaking situation for you. I will say a prayer for you and your boys, that one day soon love and forgiveness and grace will fill your relationships. Thank you for your comment today...you put letting go into perspective.
Toggle Commented 6 hours ago on Four Things About Letting Go at Home Sanctuary
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I'm talking about "learning to let go" at Raising Generations Today. If you're struggling with the things you should have done better while your kids were little, or you're just wishing you could hang on to that young adult a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Home Sanctuary
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It's Holy Week, and I'm distracted by a lot of things: work, unexpected events, an upcoming book launch, my hair that needs a root-touch up. An art installation has gone long, cramming this week's thoughtful meditations on the sufferings of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Home Sanctuary
Sarah, I would have never considered myself to be a candidate for adopting a stray donkey! However, when one shows up on your driveway and no one claims him....well, you start falling in love with those big ol ears! LOL Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
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Good morning, my sweet Company Girls! As I get closer and closer to my book launch date, I feel more and more grateful for all the people who have encouraged me along the way. Each comment, each email, each time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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Some of you have no problems whatsoever. That's cool, that's cool. Yep. Good on ya. But the rest of us? Let's just say we have some hang ups. Especially in our closets. Hey, let's create some sanctuary with an easy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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Recently, I sent a newsletter to my email subscribers - almost 10,000 people - with a couple of printable prayers for your teen and young adult kids. I've received so many emails in return, saying "thank you" and "this is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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I did not know, when I met a cute boy from Minnesota and rushed into marriage with him, that he'd grown up on hockey skates. I mean, when you only date for six months, there's a chance you'll never get... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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Interview with Frank Viola & Mary DeMuth on The Day I Met Jesus. Ever pick up a book and have your jaw drop in the opening sentences? That's what happened when I started reading the new book, The Day I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
Thank you, Jane.
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Thank you, Peggy.
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I'm saying a prayer for your friend today, Dalinda. I truly can't imagine what she is experiencing. I keep falling back on the belief that eternity will answer our questions, and that it will be so grand that all our sorrow here will melt away. Blessings to you...always good to see your name pop up in the coments. :)
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You are welcome. Glad you can use them!
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It snowed real snow on Wednesday night. For Texans, snow is cause to go outside and play. In the morning we find these guys, Flash and Henderson (aka "Henry"), standing in the early sun, clearly enjoying the warm rays on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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Thank you, Jooge. I know Dad feel it too...Im married to a guy whos not afraid to cry, and has felt it just as hard as I have. I think its awesome to go ahead and embarrass them with your hugs and kisses! Youve got a great outlook and Ill bet your kids love having you for a dad. :) Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2015 on Dear Lonely Mom of Older Kids at Home Sanctuary
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Great thoughts...LOVE them, Paula!
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SEE WHAT I MEAN?? It's crazy!!
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What color is this dress? It's the photo that went mega-viral last week. The first time I saw it online, I could clearly see that it was white and gold. I wondered what all the fuss was about. Later, I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
Missing Mommy, I cannot imagine how much you must miss your son. Im so very sorry for your loss. I know that the dangers and heartaches are very real, and my hope here is simply to help parents not miss the beauty of today. Thank you for the reminder of the preciousness and fragility of life. None of us should take it for granted. Sending warm thoughts to you today, wishing I could squeeze your hand, because words cannot do. Rachel RachelAnneRidge.com FlashTheDonkey.com (972) 679-5393 Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2015 on Dear Lonely Mom of Older Kids at Home Sanctuary
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I love that, Anna Marie! You two are so blessed to have each other.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2015 on You Belong to Me at Home Sanctuary
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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 Feb 27, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
Thank you, Vinnie. The Dads feel it too.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2015 on Dear Lonely Mom of Older Kids at Home Sanctuary
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Love this, Pamela. Thank you. Rachel
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2015 on Dear Lonely Mom of Older Kids at Home Sanctuary
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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 Feb 25, 2015 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 Feb 24, 2015 at Home Sanctuary