Life Experiences, Tips and Advice

5 Workouts to Make You Run Faster

I've been running consistently now for over a year, and I've improved drastically in that time. My friend and I started running at the same time, and it makes us both excited to see how far we've come. Running has changed the way I look at life- I know I can get through pain and… Continue reading 5 Workouts to Make You Run Faster

Life Experiences

T-Shirt Unwrapping (feat. Reeve’s Tees)

People are often afraid of the unknown. Because of this, many avoid those with Down syndrome. I believe, though, that when we avoid interacting with them, we're missing out on getting to know amazing people. That's why I'm so excited about Reeve's Tees. My neighbors started this business after their son, Reeve, was born with… Continue reading T-Shirt Unwrapping (feat. Reeve’s Tees)

Christian Living

Is God’s Grace Really Free?

It’s a big question.  An important question.  The answer will change how you work, rest, and pray.  Do we earn God’s grace or are our works there for another reason?  The answer- and application- may surprise you. When I finally relied on God’s grace alone, a huge burden fell away. God’s grace is important- but… Continue reading Is God’s Grace Really Free?

Christian Living

Repost: Beauty, Insecurities, and Contentment

I’m back with another post from my archives! This article was first published in August 2019 here, and I’m really excited to share it with you again. Enjoy! ~ Rachel I sigh as I look in the mirror. My hair is a mess, my face just had an outbreak of acne, and I feel depressed.… Continue reading Repost: Beauty, Insecurities, and Contentment

Christian Living, Life Experiences

5 Songs to Brighten your Quarantine

Though some states are opening up, most people are still stuck at home in quarantine. It is so easy to get depressed and start complaining. I get it, I feel like that too. Let's make it our goal not to complain but instead look to use our time to help others. Whenever I start thinking… Continue reading 5 Songs to Brighten your Quarantine

Tips and Advice

6 Creative Ways to Cut Down on Screen Time

Ah, the great time sink. Time flies by as our eyes are glued to screens, and before we realize it, our day is almost gone. God tells us to "redeem the time", but I often find myself wasting hours on screens. After a while, my head hurts, I feel guilty, and my chores are still… Continue reading 6 Creative Ways to Cut Down on Screen Time

Christian Living, Life Experiences

Repost: My Testimony

Happy Tuesday! Today I'm reposting an article from about a year ago titled "My Testimony". I hope my testimony inspires and encourages you all. It may not be glamorous, but it's full of evidence of God's amazing grace. -Rachel Tears streamed down my face. I had tried so hard to follow the rules and had… Continue reading Repost: My Testimony

Tips and Advice

10 Tips for Organizing your Room

Like I've said before, a clean room helps keep me sane. As this quarantine continues, I've spent a large amount of time hanging out in my room and also organizing quite a bit. I have ten tips for those of you who are doing the same. 1. Add Plants I just started growing some flowers… Continue reading 10 Tips for Organizing your Room

Blogging Updates, Events, Goals, and Surveys, Christian Living

The Place for Joy in a Crisis

Hi, girls! I recently did this guest post over on Kiara's blog as the reward for the COVID-19 Spring Activity Challenge. If you want to read this over on her blog, click here. Be sure to stop by and congratulate her!! "Ugh.  God, why did you give me this?  Are you sure you did this… Continue reading The Place for Joy in a Crisis

Life Experiences, Tips and Advice

How to Instantly Increase Blog Traffic

My blog traffic has increased drastically over the last 6 months. Along with views, my readers have been commenting much more and monthly follows have skyrocketed. While this is partly due to my regular posting and effort to produce quality content, I have found three other strategies that are especially helpful in increasing traffic. 1.… Continue reading How to Instantly Increase Blog Traffic