Author: Rachael Gilbert

How to Find Peace While Pursuing your Dreams {GIVEAWAY}

Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better. ~Walt Disney We recently took a trip to Walt Disney World and we were blown away by the level of excellence put into every element of the parks. From the rides to the cast members (their name for employees) everything was done with great planning from beginning to end. My husband and I were inspired to bring this mindset back to our life and business. Everyone who exists on this earth has a dream (or several) in their heart. I know this to...

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3 Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids God’s Word {GIVEAWAY}

If you have followed me for long, you know that I am a Tommy Nelson Mommy Blogger. Every month I get to choose from a few resources that I get to review and giveaway on my blog. I love doing this because I have 3 kids of my own who I am always looking for new ways to teach about who God is and how much he loves them. I quickly realized that all 3 of my kids learn differently so anytime we get a new resource I explore it 3 different ways. Our most recent devotional we received from Tommy Nelson is called “I Am: 100 Devotions About the Names of God”. This devotional covers 40 of the most common names of God. We are all learning more about God and his character. For children and adults alike, to know who God is in his fullness, helps our faith to grow. It’s much like a friend or spouse, the more we hang out with them and get to know their character, the more we trust them. Because each of my kids learns differently I make sure we get all three ways of learning tied into our devotional time. Here are 3 simple ways to teach your kids about God: READ IT Both of my girls love to read. So much, in fact, that we have to force them...

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Our Summer Adventures {Plus a HUGE giveaway!}

Hi, friends! If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been very quiet on this blog this summer. Our family has been very busy this summer so I thought it would be fun to write a post sharing a few of our adventures. In June, my dad had a neck surgery so I traveled to Oklahoma to stay with him for a few days in the hospital. When I told him I was coming, he said “Okay but only if you wear your awesome mohawk!”. This is us in the hospital before he went back for surgery: His surgery went great and...

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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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