about-rachael-gilbertHi, I’m Rachael! Wife to Matt and homeschooling mom to Ellie, Olivia & Zeke.

I was born and raised in Oklahoma and my husband and I met at OU (Boomer Sooner!). We moved to Texas for him to attend Chiropractic school. We never dreamed we would stay in Texas but God had other plans and opened a door for us to buy an existing practice in Lewisville, Tx. Our practice name is Back & Body Chiropractic and we love being business owners!

My husband and I both have our undergrad degree in Exercise Physiology and we are very passionate about health & fitness. We run Spartans and other races together and I used to teach group fitness classes.

We have attended Gateway Church since 2007 and are very involved in different ministries there. I currently serve as the Zone leader for WILD (Women in Leadership Development) at our church. I am also a co-host of The Declare Conference, where we equip women to walk in their calling as a digital evangelist.

Most people don’t believe this but I used to be very shy and just wanted to blend in with the crowd. But as The Lord has done a work in me he has shown me that I wasn’t created to be shy, timid or fearful but instead to shine for him. So with his scripture from 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given you a spirit of fear or timidity, but power, love and self-discipline.” I started my Life Outside the Shell blog.

In 2015 I became a Revelation Wellness instructor and there God gave me a dream for First Fruit Fitness, a place where I can help women find freedom in the area of health and fitness.

Most recently, God has opened a door for me to attend The King’s University where I am pursuing my Master’s in Marriage & Family Counseling. I have been writing and speaking on real topics that affect real people.

As you can see, God has taken me on quite a journey in life and ministry. I hope this encourages you to keep putting one foot in front of the other. We don’t always see the big picture but God has a master plan if we will be wildly obedient and follow him.

I pray you are encouraged by my writing to boldly pursue the dreams God has put within you!


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