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Rachel Anne
Making life better, one Small Thing at a time.
Interests: writing, painting, avoiding housework
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Feeling hurried, frantic, or overwhelmed today? I have just the thing. Ready? Take a deep breath and open your hands. I'm praying for you right now. Just let that stress go. You are right where you are supposed to be.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
This is one of those years that I feel behind. Especially after spending some time online and seeing everyone's gorgeous photos of their Christmas decorations, which have been up for like, two weeks. I hate to admit that I have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
(Warning: Photo Overload) (But I'm not very sorry, because I have some catching up to do.) Thanksgiving Thanksgiving, the quiet holiday that gets squeezed between the revelry of Halloween and the frenzy of Christmas, is my favorite day of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
Flash - Coming May 2015 from Tyndale Momentum You guys! I got a happy little email this week, with my book cover artwork inside! The cover is done! It's ready! It's so CUTE! You can't see me right now, but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
Things are changing around here, and we haven't adjusted as quickly as we thought we would. For example: I told you that we got a new companion for Flash - a sweet little mini donkey named Henderson (AKA "Henry"). Aww!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
Flash the Donkey That face. So cute, so sweet, so innocent. And this guy. So little, so happy to have a wonderful new home. This was Henry's first dust bath in his new pasture. I think he is smiling! These... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
I've been carrying around a horrid driver license photo for six years now. I have to pull it out every time I write a check, which is often, because I am one of the three people left on earth who... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
Thank you - so far, so good! I think they will figure out how to get along. Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
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Why is it that the little guys have power issues?? When we had Penny, she ruled the roost and Flash just put up with her ways. I wonder if Henry will also think he has to be the leader? Maybe its the vertically challenged creatures that feel they have something to prove. Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
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LOL, I love the quiet resignation! I can just picture that. I wish I knew animal language because I know they are communicating with each other and I just cant understand it. I would love to have a couple of cats, but out here in the country we have coyotes and bobcats that like to snack on them. :( Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
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On Tuesday, Tom and I made a ten hour round-trip trek to Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue in San Angelo, TX to pick up our newest family member. His name is Henry - short for Henderson #10, which is how he... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
Tammy, Saying a prayer for you as you remember your Mom. May you be blessed by His presence and comfort. Rachel Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2014 on This is Church at Home Sanctuary
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If church is defined as a "house of worship," then I can't think of a better house to worship God in than these mountains. I am awed by the grandeur of His handiwork, and made small by His greatness. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
I'm in Colorado for a few days this week, enjoying the beauty of the autumn aspens and sipping coffee in quaint shops. Well, actually I haven't done either thing yet, but I'M HERE in the mountains and we are getting... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
I’m not sure why I thought of this the other day, but a small memory surfaced that gave me a little sense of longing. A feeling of sentimentality and wishing. The recollection wasn't much, really; just a fleeting remembrance of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
I kept thinking about this little series on “Becoming” over the holiday weekend, and I had an uneasy feeling. (I also felt uneasy about the fact that I had internet issues and could not finish this post to publish it.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
Many people say that you should set huge, outrageous goals. The kind of goals that scare you and make your palms sweat. They say that those are the kind of goals that inspire you to achieve greatness. I'm sure there... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
{a mini-series} On Sunday, my son-in-law, Robert, crossed the finish line of the Hottest Half Marathon in Dallas. It was horribly hot that morning, hence the name, "Hottest Half." And yet, hundreds of runners braved the heat to run the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
Oh, what a whirlwind the last couple of weeks has been. First, there was this: The joy of having Heidi arrive safe and healthy and perfect is almost more than my little heart can bear. I've said, "Thank you, God.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
They were from an unfinished furniture store. I sanded, primed and painted them. The customer purchased them and brought them to me to paint so I dont know exact source. Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2014 on Superhero Day at Home Sanctuary
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Heidi Joy finally made her debut on her mama's birthday, Saturday August 2! And she is perfect. 8 lb. 6 oz. of absolute heaven. Meghan (my daughter) had days of false labor, then a whole day of early labor, before... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
My son, Grayson, is starting his junior year in college. Each year, it's gotten a little easier to say good-bye, but I do admit to a tiny hole being torn in my heart when I watch his car drive away.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
Just a quick note to update you! Meghan is very close to having this baby, but so far no baby yet. We think it will be in the next day or two so I am with her while she waits.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
We are still waiting on Heidi Joy to make her appearance, my friends! At forty-one weeks and two days, our daughter Meghan (and husband Nathan) is really ready for this thing to happen! (Isn't that a perfectly round-and-big-and-wonderful belly??) Will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Home Sanctuary
What do you do when the laundry, dishes, carpool and work all threaten to kill that little dream that's in your heart? I'm over at the Declare Conference blog today, sharing my thoughts. Hop on over and visit me there!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Home Sanctuary