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Rachel Anne
Making life better, one Small Thing at a time.
Interests: writing, painting, avoiding housework
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I stood in the cosmetics department trying to decide between "Stormy Pink," a frosted lipstick with peach undertones, and "Fairest Nude," a neutral creme that looked particularly yummy. On the one hand, frosted lipstick might feel light and summery, but... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Home Sanctuary
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Flat Flash is turning up EVERYWHERE! We've caught up with him in the Alps of Switzerland, buckled into the backseat of a car, hanging out with family pets, and even enjoying a birthday party! (Thank you, Becca, for your awesome... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Home Sanctuary
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Two weeks ago, we aired a webcast with Priscilla Shirer called, "Finding God in Your Everyday Moments." My publisher, Tyndale, offered chance to win a fantastic prize to those who registered for the webcast and then shared it at least... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Home Sanctuary
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So, people have been telling me that they've been enjoying Flash with their kids and spouses, often reading aloud to each other, or stealing the book back and forth. I've gotta say, I LOVE THAT! It just so happens that... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Home Sanctuary
Thank you, Lyn! We will schedule a hair intervention soon! LOL I think youve made a good point about not fretting over the fact that life is full. It is a healthy mindset to do what you can, when you can! Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
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It is such a busy time of life...its hard to figure out where you can add friendships sometimes. Maybe we need a group program!! LOL Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
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I wonder if it becomes more noticeable as the kids get older and start heading off to college? I feel like I was so busy that I didnt notice it for about a decade! Now that the house is quiet, its occurred to me that I should have spent more time investing in outside friendships. I was just so stretched then that I didnt feel I had anything left to give. Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
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Pat, THANK YOU so much for coming to the party on Saturday!!! I cant believe you came all this way...it was such a joy to meet you in real life. I feel like weve known each other for a long time already. I loved the chapter about Beau, too. I cried the whole way through it! A little side note is that this chapter was added AFTER the whole book was written! The publisher asked me to add an additional chapter...it turned out to be my favorite. Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
Toggle Commented May 15, 2015 on A Donkey Has His Day at Home Sanctuary
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I've already shared on this blog that I'm not really a Girlfriendy Girl. I missed that boat in high school and sort of waved goodbye to it from the noble dock of self-reliance. Now, thirty-five(ish) years later, I'm trying to... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Trish Blackwell, the creator and force of nature behind Confidence on the Go. You can listen to our chat right here! Run with Horses - Interview with Rachel We had a blast... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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Courtesy of Wendell Long The Hat Birds are back. Tiny little House Wrens, they made a luxurious nest in an old straw hat that was left in the breezeway last year. Back then, we hadn't noticed the nest until the... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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This donkey had his day! Saturday's Book Release Party was a smashing success. Especially considering how close it came to being cancelled, on account of weather. North Texas has experienced days and days of severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, flooding, and... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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Happy World Donkey Day, Everyone! I know y'all have lots of activities planned for this holiday, right? Parties, games, celebrations....the usual fare. Today, I'm celebrating the day by supporting Samaritan's Purse, who provides donkeys and other livestock to impoverished families... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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No Book Launch Week would be complete without a list of snafu's. Here's mine: Both AC units went out. One AC unit leaked all over the floor, causing us to have to rip up the wood floor in the bathroom,... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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I still can't believe this, y'all. My publisher, Tyndale Momentum, is sponsoring a trip for two lucky people to come and meet Flash and me in REAL LIFE! Imagine! You and a companion....and Flash and me! We can hang out... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
Thats awesome! I think it will make a great book club book! Thank you, Michelle!
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I've had May 1 circled on my calendar for months. It was so far away when I first got a contract to write Flash! But now, the day has arrived! And Flash *should technically* be on shelves around the country... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
What can a donkey teach you? Oh, just lots of stuff. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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image A few years ago, my husband and I spent the evening in the family room together. I was checking email, reading blogs and doing my own thing. Tom was watching TV and doing his own thing. Companionable silence, it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
Heather, you brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this. It's amazing that a little donkey in Texas could become part of someone else's story. I'll keep you in prayer as you face this surgery and all that will follow. May you have strength, comfort and joy throughout this journey, Heather. Bless you, friend.
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Peggy, you're such an encourager! I can't wait to read your review...I'm so happy that Flash and I have "met" you in the pages of the book. Yes, God IS good!
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2015 on An Unexpected Answer at Home Sanctuary
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Thank you, Roberta! I'm so glad you're enjoying it!
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2015 on An Unexpected Answer at Home Sanctuary
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The new book trailer for Flash is here! Here it is: If you can't see the video, click here: Flash Book Trailer I love the trailer because it reminds me of all the times in life that the answers we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Home Sanctuary
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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 Apr 24, 2015 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 Apr 22, 2015 at Home Sanctuary