Rachel Jenae

New Life

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One sprig of green. Probably a weed, but hints of new life just the same. Time to till and weed and plant again. Spring is coming. There’s work to be done to prepare for the new fruit. It won’t happen … Continue reading

I know you’ve missed my feet

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Years ago I started taking photos of my feet anytime I’d travel to other places in the world. These photos marked territory taken but so much more. They reminded me that the Gospel of peace could go anywhere and “blessed … Continue reading

Keep it Simple

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“Bless the Lord oh my soul, Forget not all His benefits.” Psalms 103:2 . . . . Reminded this morning that doors that seem closed are often because I’ve forgotten simple Kingdom benefits of intimately knowing the key holder. It’s … Continue reading

Capacity

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“This is what GOD says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves a path through pounding waves, The God who summons horses and chariots and armies— they lie down and then can’t get up; they’re … Continue reading

The Broken Way

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The broken way. It’s not the way we’d choose. It’s not an easy way. But brokenness has this unexplainable way of breaking us open for life to flow in and out of us. We have no idea how much it’s … Continue reading

Grandpa

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Grandpa Tank. I have lots of thoughts and words about your life and the legacy of a man you are, but for now I simply want to say thank you for a beautiful legacy. I’ll always remember your tears at … Continue reading

Making Room

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Yesterday I had a thought that I knew needed my attention.  Every year in January I write a blog post about my previous year. It’s a hard work because it’s intentionally revisiting disappointment, sometimes pain and frustration, but it’s also … Continue reading

Growth

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Some growth can seem invisible in the middle of the process. But then suddenly you turn around and see exponential change. Don’t be so hard on yourself. It’s there. Happening right under your nose. It just looks and feels different … Continue reading

2018 Year in Review

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Another year is coming to an end and I’ve got music filling my home and coffee in hand as I dive into a pocket of time I love and hate equally each year. I read through past year’s reflections and prepare … Continue reading

New Song for a New Day

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When you raise your voice, All your enemies flee. You sound like your Father, roaring from victory. Sometimes in the moments and seasons where it feels the hardest to raise your voice it’s when you need to raise it the … Continue reading

Walking Through

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“To cross over and possess the promise, you have to go through the valley of Baca” (Psalm 84). Right before times of breakthrough, God will often lead us through narrow and tight places. The pressure and the closed-in feeling many … Continue reading

Allured to the Wilderness

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*I had the privelege of writing this for Refresh-Women. Almost 2 years ago, I was in the third and final round of interviews for a job – the one that would seal the deal. The interview started with the strangest … Continue reading