Author: Rachael Gilbert

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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Do You Owe Her an Apology?

TEN. That’s the number of deadlines I have lurking in my “to do” list that is either articles people are waiting on me to submit or teachings I need to write for speaking engagements. Everything in me is screaming “knock one of those off the list tonight!“. However, the holy spirit is whispering “please take the time to do something not on your to-do list tonight“. I’ve learned that listening to that still small voice is always where I need to be in life. Sorry to-do lists and deadlines, you are on hold for tonight. The world will not...

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God’s Fit Kids: Training Kindness {#firstfruitfriday}

When I was a little girl my dad, who was a pastor, loved to tell the story about my interpretation of the “Golden Rule”. When asked what I thought it meant I would say: You be mean to me, I be mean to you. Obviously, my parents had to correct me on my thinking but from a 5-year-old’s perspective, I thought “doing unto others as you would have them do unto you” meant you had free reign to reciprocate ugly actions and words to the perpetrator. My 5-year-old thinking came flooding in yesterday when I watched my own kids...

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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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