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Rachel Anne
Making life better, one Small Thing at a time.
Interests: writing, painting, avoiding housework
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This week’s prayer: Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of this redeeming work, and to... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Home Sanctuary
This week’s prayer: Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Home Sanctuary
I’ve missed posting prayers for a couple of weeks, but I’m back with a good one to pray and meditate on. This week’s prayer: Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
This week’s prayer is one I’ve prayed a lot, but in a different style of words. Here is how the Book of Common Prayer puts it: O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
"Rachel Anne Ridge is a wonderful storyteller, and inspiring speaker. She brought a fresh perspective to our retreat weekend on living out our "purpose", while connecting with our women by getting to know them and their stories. Rachel's love for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
This week’s prayer reveals the heart of what it looks like to be wholly devoted: O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
This week’s prayer gives us plenty of food for meditation: Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
This week’s prayer is both an “ask” and a “reminder:” O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
This week’s prayer is incredibly timely for the things going on in our world today, and how we as Christians may engage them: Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
This week’s prayer is a great reminder to think on God’s goodness: O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them;... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
Whoops, I'm late in posting this week...after missing LAST week at that. I am sorry! At any rate, this week's prayer gives me much to meditate on. I encourage you to pause after each phrase and sit with the words... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
This Week’s Prayer Almighty God, On this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
This week’s prayer: O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
On this Mother’s Day, wherever it might find you, may you feel loved. For the mom who is overwhelmed and tired, may you find a moment of joy. You deserve it. For the woman who misses her mom, may you... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
This week’s prayer: O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people; Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
This post first appeared in my blog in October 2015, but its still just as good now as it was then. It seems like you probably ought to know what you want to be by now. Because technically you've been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
Friends, we have a winner of the book With Love, Mom by Dawn Camp! I loved reading all the comments and sweet words about moms and daughters. What an encouraging and beautiful group of women. Judy Hollers - your name... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
It's a book giveaway day! I'm so excited about a new book called, With Love, Mom - by Dawn Camp. If you are a mother or a daughter, or HAVE a mother or a daughter, this book is for you!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
Our son Grayson got married last month, the last of his siblings to tie the knot. It was an incredible, beautiful event which had me smiling from early morning until the moment their car pulled away to whisk the couple... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Home Sanctuary
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - (Piano/Cello) - The Piano Guys I love Advent. I didn't grow up in a tradition that formally observes the church calendar, but my parents still made sure we appreciated the anticipation of the season.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
"Start where you are." This index card has been on my refrigerator door for several years now, a small reminder to me for when I feel overwhelmed with tasks in front of me, which is pretty much every day. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
Have you ever found yourself begging and pleading with God for Him to show you what to do? You SO want to please Him and serve Him...but how? What does He want from you? What is His will for your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
Happy World Animal Day! Today is the perfect day to hug your furry (or feathered) friends. Our pets, and all of God's creatures, are such a source of joy and delight, aren't they? Over the past tragic days especially, I've... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Home Sanctuary