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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 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 6 days ago at Home Sanctuary
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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Thank you to everyone who participated in the book giveaway last week! We have a winner of a signed copy of Evie and Alistair: Farmhouse Warriors! Our commenter/winner's name is Patricia - she is going to give the book to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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I'm really excited to share a new children's book with you, by my friend and longtime blog-reader, Rebecca McNew. Evie and Alistair: Farmhouse Warriors Inspired by her own family, Evie and Alistair: Farmhouse Warriors is about a brother and sister... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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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 May 22, 2017 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