Life Experiences, Tips and Advice

13 Unusual and Creative Activities for Summer

Summer is my favorite season. It comes with vacations, pool parties, picnics... but then COVID happened. My summer plans have drastically changed over the last few months and even though things are starting up again, this summer probably won't be like other times. I've almost exhausted every boredom-buster list, and I'm mainly focused on a… Continue reading 13 Unusual and Creative Activities for Summer

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, 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

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

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

Life Experiences

11 Ways to Thrive during Quarantine

I get it. Being cooped up indoors with no friends is difficult, especially if it's for over a month. Even if you have a big family and a comfortable house, it's still easy to complain. For those of us who aren't on the front lines of this pandemic, boredom is prevalent and we're ready to… Continue reading 11 Ways to Thrive during Quarantine

Christian Living, Life Experiences

An Easter Story, pt. 2

Hello, readers! I’m back with part two of my story Found. If you missed part one, you can check it out here. Enjoy! I hope this story will bring you to a greater realization of how amazing God’s grace really is. -Rachel A shiny red apple glinted in the sunlight.  It was a beautiful spring… Continue reading An Easter Story, pt. 2

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An Easter Story (+ challenge winner!)

Easter comes around every year, pandemic or no pandemic. Unfortunately, it’s become more about candy-filled eggs and cute bunnies than a celebration of our Savior’s sacrifice. Even if your family dyes eggs and eats lots of candy at Easter (like mine), we as Christians need to take it further. We need to remember. Yesterday was… Continue reading An Easter Story (+ challenge winner!)

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Spring Challenge Wrap-Up

The two weeks are over and it's time to wrap up the COVID-19 Spring Challenge. I hope you all had a fun time! Quarantine isn't over yet, though, so I hope you'll continue to challenge yourself and use this time for good! If you want to take another look at my list of ideas, click… Continue reading Spring Challenge Wrap-Up