Author: Rachael Gilbert

Are you the Perfect Wife?

Have you ever set out on a pursuit to be the perfect Proverbs 31 wife? If you have been in church long, I am certain you have been referred to this chapter in the Bible to help guide you in your pursuit of being the “perfect woman/wife”. I don’t often(if ever) include almost an entire chapter in my writing but I feel it is necessary to do today. It is a bit long but please take a moment to read about being a Proverbs 31 woman: 10A wife of noble character who can find?     She is worth far more...

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Can You Help? {Giveaway}

Life is busy. We are all consumed by jobs, kids, relationships and ministry, to name a few. Yet everywhere I turn someone is in need of help. Whether they are in need financially, physically or emotionally, we all bump into at least one person a day who could use our help. I see an ever growing trend, however, that few of us are actually stopping to help people. If we aren’t careful, we can get so caught up in the hustle of life that we neglect moments orchestrated by God to be his hands and feet to a hurting...

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A Letter to my Friends & Family {Plus a Giveaway}

I interrupt this week’s First Fruit Friday post with a book review that is so good it needs its own special day. I have too many words to put on a blog post about why I love this book and why I think everyone should own the book. So I made a Facebook video to explain some of why I love the book. Before I share that, I want to share a letter from my heart to my family and friends: Dear family and/or friends, I am sorry. I am sorry for the way I have failed to walk...

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First Fruit Friday: Just MOVE!

Hi, friends! Today’s #firstfruitfriday is short and simple:  JUST MOVE. Do you have a God-sized dream in your heart? Words you want to speak but can’t seem to muster up the courage to share them? A business idea that could bless your family and many others? We have all experienced being paralyzed by fear at some point in our life. It’s not a matter of if we will experience fear but instead what we do when it comes. I had a quote on my mirror for years that said, “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway”....

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Happy, Happy, Happy {Giveaway}

Have you ever had one of those days that you had a laundry list of to-do items yet something happens and you don’t get to do any of them? That was me today. For the first time all year, my son is home from school sick. My initial thought was “oh no, when will I catch up on all of my stuff?!” But God quickly reminded me that being able to stay home and take care of my sick baby is more important than anything on that to-do list. As I laid in bed and cuddled with him this morning we read the new book “Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids” by Korie Robertson & Chrys Howard. Our family loves to watch Duck Dynasty because not only are they funny but their faith is woven throughout their life. This book is so fun to read because it is fun and faith-filled stories with real life applications at the end of each story. Reading these stories with my sick son today reminded me that things don’t always go as planned in life. But we have a choice in those moments. We can choose to be negative and bitter or we can find joy even in hard circumstances. Though you can see my son is sick in this picture he was able to muster up a smile after reading one of...

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I Got Honest With My Husband

Heavy, heavy, heavy. This is how I have felt many days of my adult life about the idea of losing weight. Which is quite ironic considering the goal of losing weight is to become lighter. Yet no matter how hard I tried I just felt heavy. For those of you who know my story, this lifestyle of neglect and/or being obsessed over my body started when I was 15 years old. I am now 32 and I recently had an “enough” moment. Have you ever had an “enough” moment? If you have, you can remember where you were sitting...

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First Fruit Friday: Train the Unseen {10 Min Workout}

Hi friends! As I prepared a video for this week’s #firstfruitfriday I felt God tell me to “train the unseen muscles”. Bear with me as I geek out on you with a little exercise science. Have you ever noticed that most of us train the front of our body the majority of the time? The most popular exercises you see performed are pushups, planks, crunches, bicep curls and lunges. It just so happens that all of those moves primarily work the front of your body. It’s no surprise that we care so much about those body parts because those...

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