Author: Rachael Gilbert

My Life Message {A Letter to Jesus}

Recently I had lunch with a friend of mine who used to be a blogger but is now a podcaster. We were discussing how most Christian bloggers/podcasters/speakers have a life message. When you think of that person you think of the thing they are most passionate about. My friend and I discussed how we both feel a little all over the place with our life message. I left that lunch last week and have been thinking about it ever since. I’ve had seasons where I am more passionate about one thing or another. For example, I am passionate about...

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4 Simple Ways to Encourage Others {Plus a Giveaway}

Hi, friends! For a moment, I thought about titling this post “Where in the world is Rachael?” because I have been missing in action on this blog! Much has been happening in my world with the most recent being my dad undergoing a risky neck surgery. God miraculously brought him out of the surgery and he is at home recovering. I spent a few nights in the hospital this week with him and it was a time that I will never forget. I saw God and felt his presence more real than I have seen him before. My faith was stretched and enlarged. I had deep encounters with God that made me question why I spend my time worrying about silly things in life. It gave me a greater appreciation for life and how I use the time that I am here on this earth. I also had the chance to see many doctors, nurses, and friends take care of my dad and family. It reminded me of the gift of encouragement that we all carry. I love to encourage people. I believe this is why I am drawn to teaching people, whether it’s fitness or God’s word. To encourage means to “put courage” in someone. Click To Tweet Walking with my dad through this surgery this week has reminded me of the power of encouragement. It may seem...

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The Magic of Motherhood {Book Review & Giveaway}

I came to the library this morning with my kids in hopes to get some quite time to write this post while my kids read books. But instead, I was greeted with a noisy library full of moms, toddlers and crying babies who just got out of story time. I’ve never heard such a noisy library. My first instinct was to get irritated but then I realized how perfect it is for me to write a post about motherhood while I sit in the noise of it all. If you are a mom, you can relate when I say...

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Chasing Highs

Hi friends, I have missed writing in this space and didn’t realize I went all of April without doing so! I’m a member of Compel training and one of Lysa Terkeurst’s teachings addressed how, as writers and speakers, we must let life happen in order to deliver great content. I spoke several times in April thus most of my energy was poured into writing and speaking at those engagements. Here is the truth, I wanted to get back into this space and tell you all about what I was up to April. I wanted to share details of the...

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Surprised by Marriage {Book Review & Giveaway}

I was not your typical little girl who dreamed of her fairy tale wedding and prince charming. In fact, I don’t recall even one memory of dreaming what marriage would be like. The memories I do have from childhood are me spending hours talking to God. I loved to be alone so I could talk out loud to him. I am still like that to this very day. You would think that because I didn’t come into marriage with preconceived notions of it being a fairy tale that marriage would have been smooth sailing for me. But it was...

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How My Parents Taught Me to Leave a Godly Legacy {Giveaway}

Do you have childhood memories that you can remember like it was yesterday? Good or bad, our childhood shapes who we are today. I recently visited my parents and took a stroll down memory lane. Memories came flooding back as I walked along the same road I have walked a thousand times and rounded the corner to the same set I have stepped foot on more than once. The crisp country breeze was like a breath of fresh air as I gazed upon the land that was full of grass, trees, exotic animals and breathtaking sunsets. As I reminisced...

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Comfortable & Cute Clothing

If you’ve read my blog for long, you know that I usually write articles that inspire you to walk freely and confidently in the direction of your God-given dreams. This week, however, I want to take a minute to share a clothing company with you that I absolutely adore. Like many of you, I wear multiple hats throughout my week. I play mom, wife, fitness instructor, business owner, blogger, church group leader and more, all within one week. Because I have such an active and busy life I love when I find clothes that fit that lifestyle. Which is...

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