Sitting With Uncomfortable

By Rachel Latham

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Today I am practicing allowing the anxiety that I am feeling to rise to the surface. Not burying it but feeling the pit in my stomach, the shakiness, the rise in heart rate. I am practicing giving it a name, feeling it and then…

asking Jesus to carry it, to show me, to calm me.

And guess what?

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Military Life – PTSD: Our Story

A reposted article. We are sharing our friend Rachel’s post about how the war has affected her family. Please join us in remembering our heroes and their families today. We pray for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and for those still struggling with the wounds of war. Please reach out to a military family and let them know you appreciate all that they do to keep us free.

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The Call Of An Empty Boat

Thank you to one of our guest writers, Rachel Latham, for sharing her thoughts on what Christ needs us to bring to Him. Rachel lives in Tennessee with her husband and their 4 children. Her heart for God is evident in everything she writes.

The Call Of An Empty Boat

20140903_01aSometimes I need a lot of repetition in order for me to truly hear something.

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Finding Rest In Spiritual Whitespace

by Rachel Latham

20140618_01It is very hard for me to be still.
I mean really still.

Not relaxing while watching TV, not sipping coffee while surfing the internet, but still.

I find being still both wonderful and terrifying at times, something I long for and then something I am not sure what to do with.

There are times when I get physically still, but my brain is racing with lists, dilemmas, to-do’s  and worries so much that it is hardly what I would consider restful.

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Military Life – PTSD: Our Story

We are sharing our friend Rachel’s post about how the war has affected her family. Please join us in remembering our heroes and their families today. We pray for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and for those still struggling with the wounds of war. Please reach out to a military family and let them know you appreciate all that they do to keep us free.

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The Importance of Small

by Rachel Latham

The expectations are so high sometimes.

20140324_01For writers, it’s all about creating a platform and there is pressure to be in all of the places- Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.  Pressure to build a following, to create content that is strong enough to compete in a world pressed for time and attention.

For mothers, it is the five thousand decisions that go into a day and the internal struggle of a mother’s heart to protect versus the knowledge of building children that are strong enough to face this world with confidence.

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Why I Sometimes Miss Hand-washing the Dishes

by Rachel Latham

20140302_01aHow long has it been since you hand-washed the dishes? Not the occasional dish, but I mean having the routine of daily filling the sink and hand-washing all of the dishes. Not lately? Me either.

Imagine this: in my grandmother’s day she would hand wash and dry the dishes several times a day. She hand stitched quilts. She did all of her mending and cooking from scratch.

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The One Next Step

By Rachel Latham

20140201_02aI have an idea of how my next article or blog post should be, and I am frustrated that the words seem slow to come. In my mind I can see what I want for the end result and fumble my way to get there.

In fact, I could over-analyze so much, that nothing could get written or posted.

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I Had a Nightmare

By Rachel Latham

I had a nightmare a few nights ago, the same one that had plagued my sleep for nearly 2 years. I hadn’t had it in so long, that it took me by surprise. I woke in the morning with a sense of dread and the feeling that at any moment life would come crashing down around me.

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I thought about it for a while, played the scenes back through my mind.

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