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Rachel Anne
Making life better, one Small Thing at a time.
Interests: writing, painting, avoiding housework
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On Friday I posted a photo of my little office- the room I'm spending most of my life in right now. You see, I'm working on another book! Yep, it's true. What is this book about, you ask? Well, it's... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Home Sanctuary
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I've always had a thing for nooks. I love small spaces that are tucked in corners, or under staircases, or in out of the way spots. There is nothing like a comfy chair, a cup of tea or coffee, a... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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Y'all, I've been up since 4:15 this morning so I could get on the road to a college commencement a few hours away from home. My son, my baby son (but don't tell him I said that) is graduating from... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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I'm so excited to introduce you to one of my recent favorite reads: Waking Up Slowly, by Dave Burchett. You're going to love this book. I love what Dave says: "We live in the most connected culture in the history... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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This post first appeared here in 2015, but it's message is for you, for today. I planted it more than a decade ago. A lavender plant in a four-inch pot that held a tiny dream. I was so hopeful back... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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If you're feeling overwhelmed with the clutter of life and don't know where to even begin to dig out, have no fear. I will give you the perfect place to start. Read on: An older gentleman friend passed away a... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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(Book of Common Prayer) Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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Goodness, I have really dropped the ball on our Wednesday "Small Things!" Let's do one together today...but first a lil' story: Awhile back, we were at our son's final hockey tournament for a whole weekend, and left the house in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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After a wonderful Easter weekend, I went to bed Sunday night thinking about Monday. I started making my mental lists of what needs attention and how I need to get so much done this week. I felt the joy and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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"And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." Colossians 3:15 I don't often think of being "called to peace," do you? And yet, if... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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One of the unanticipated serendipities of choosing Fridays to write about finding and creating beauty at home, is that my eyes have been opened in new ways to see beauty. My goodness, beauty is everywhere! I've become much more aware... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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A Wednesday "Small Thing" for your sanctuary sanity: Several years ago, my son's youth group was doing a huge garage sale as a camp fund raiser. Church members were to drop off their donated items on one particular night, so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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Hey, whatcha doin' on Saturday? Why not come and meet up with me! If you're in the Dallas area, I'll be at my favorite place, Paws for Reflection Ranch on March 18 from 10-2. I'll have Flash (and Henry) with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
Bless you, Debbie! Youre my personal encourager!!
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Are you facing a tough and scary Monday? Are there things that are just beyond your control that are making you feel afraid? Anxious? Knees knocking? I want to encourage you today: God's got this. Everything's going to be okay.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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I travel with my bed pillow. That's how much I love and need it. It supports my neck just right, and helps me get a good night's sleep. It's worth all the space it takes up in my luggage, even... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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On Wednesdays, we purposefully do a "Small Thing" together that helps create a sense of sanctuary at home. If you're floundering with disorganization and feeling overwhelmed, this is a great place to start. Just do this one, small Wednesday thing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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Chances are, you have a hodge podge of framed prints, loose photos in drawers, and a gazillion photos stuck in your phone or computer. You'd love to figure out a way to display your favorites, but need some inspiration to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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On Wednesdays here at Home Sanctuary, we try to do a little something together to create order at home. "Order" is our theme song. Often, it doesn't take much effort to make a huge difference in how we feel about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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It's hard to trust God when you're facing financial stress. Maybe you know what I'm talking about because you've been there, too. I had the opportunity to chat with Mary DeMuth on her podcast, "ReStory," to talk about how God... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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On the nights when my mind can't seem to grasp on to any one thought or can't be pushed over the edge into restful sleep, I love to listen to various music and spoken word to calm my mind. Just like the psalmist, I turn to songs in the night. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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Just in time for Valentines Day, my friend Dawn Camp's newest book is here! The Heart of Marriage is a gorgeous compilation of writings on marriage from today's top writers and bloggers. I love that there are many voices, perspectives,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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You know, back when all my kids were home, I used to daydream about how clean my house would be after they left. No more bins filled with backpacks, shoes, and rotting lunch bags by the back door. No more... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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"We should be rigorous in judging ourselves, and gracious in judging others." ~John Wesley Lately, I've been thinking about the art of being gracious. It feels a little old-fashiony and quaint, doesn't it? Graciousness doesn't seem like a trait that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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This week, I found something I never knew I needed, but immediately fell in love with: Remote controlled flameless candles. These things are THE BOMB! Oh man. Now, I have always loved candles, and I regularly light them around the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Home Sanctuary