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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 GUYS! Y'ALL! YOUS! ALL Y'ALL! Everybody is invited to a special webcast with Priscilla Shirer, Flash, and me! My dear, sweet friend Priscilla sat down with me - in my barn - to talk about Finding God in Your... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Home Sanctuary
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My son Grayson was a pretty cute little guy (still is) and I used to love the way he'd pronounce words as a toddler. His favorite toys were "bwoks and twucks" (blocks and trucks), and he had some sayings that... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Home Sanctuary
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I heard someone say recently that failure is an important part of character development. That failure, in some form or fashion, is inevitable...and it's what you do with it that can cause the most personal growth. It reminded me that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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On Tuesday, five boxes of my book arrived on my doorstep, accompanied by angelic music and a shaft of light from the heavens. Okay, maybe it was just the UPS man honking and shining his headlights, but it felt like... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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My Grandma Raaum used to have an unusual magnet on her fridge. It looked like this: I asked her about it one summer day because it puzzled me. "Oh, I finally got a Round Tuit so I stopped putting things... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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YOU GUYS. In less than THREE WEEKS, this will be on bookshelves: The past few days have been just FUN, as things are really starting to happen. On Friday, I got this text from my publisher: "HE'S HERE!!!!" The books,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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via http://raisingfive.com I'm usually in a pretty good mood. It's a gift I have, to block unpleasant things from my mind. I like to think about bunnies and butterflies and colors...happy things. When my kids were younger, that mood would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
I think work related dreams must be pretty common! I have those as well. The scenario of being stuck in line at Burger King cracked me up...I think we can all relate to that! Thank you for subscribing to my blog! I appreciate your kind words.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on Recurring Dreams, er Nightmares at Home Sanctuary
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NOT THE TEETH! I cant believe other people dream of teeth falling out or breaking! Somebody else mentioned stress as a reason for the tooth dreams...I think I believe it.
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My husband sometimes has snake dreams - yuck. Or spiders. I dont think Ive ever had those. One thing I have always wondered about is what language people dream in, if they are bi-lingual. Do you speak another language? Have you ever dreamt in something other than English? RachelAnneRidge.com FlashTheDonkey.com (972) 679-5393 Sent from my iPad
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I had dreams like yours when I was a kid. Weird shadows were the WORST! (I have an active imagination, obviously!) Hope you got to sit outside! I took a few minutes myself, and it was wonderful. First roses are blooming and that always makes me happy.
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So the dream was actually about something going on in your sleep? Interesting! Im glad you dont have any more crumbling teeth...now thats a new twist on it. Ugh! RachelAnneRidge.com FlashTheDonkey.com (972) 679-5393 Sent from my iPad
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My mom dreams about being in school and not being able to find her classes. What an awful feeling! Its always a relief to wake up and realize it was only a dream!
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on Recurring Dreams, er Nightmares at Home Sanctuary
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I think youre right about the stress. As far as I know I dont grind my teeth...just dream about them. I have also dreamed of swimming through the air, and its wonderful!!
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We were sitting around the table awhile ago and the subject of recurring dreams came up. Do you have those? Oh, my...our repeating scenarios had us laughing, all of us comfortably pushed back from the table and satisfied with good... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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"Start where you are." The index card pictured above is on my fridge, right next to the Domino's pizza magnet, and the A1 Septic Service magnet ("We're #1 in the #2 Business!") I only keep important things on my fridge,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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The trees here in Texas are a glorious shade of bright citron. The new leaves are unfurling in the spring sunshine and putting on a beautiful display for all to see. As an artist, this is eye-candy for me. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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 Apr 2, 2015 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 Mar 31, 2015 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 Mar 30, 2015 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