March 24, 2013

Small beginnings.

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I love beginnings.

I'm energized & delighted to be beginning new avenues of ministry & freedom the Lord has for me {with writing & more}. I'm beginning to officially blog for justice missions I deeply care about, including Compassion & Exodus Road. I'm connecting with tons more blog readers like you and really sense God has something here for us. I'm looking at new business ventures and discerning God's calling for me in this season of life. I feel Him near saying "walk this way".


I am also terrified of new beginnings...what if I fail? what if I have no influence? where do I start?


I think about my daughter who each day is discovering something new and with each venture comes a mix of trying, failing, succeeding, sometimes tears, and most often smiles.

I want to do life like her: so unafraid, so curious, so persistent {also like her adventurous dad}.


I know where to put my excitement & my fears...in the God who has given me these dreams, these skills, these connections in the 1st place. After all it was only a month or so ago I prayed over:


I literally ached over wanting to be a spokesperson for Compassion ministries & an activist for restoration and wanted tangible ways to do so. Thank you God for being so faithful! (And I can't wait for the day you teach me to paint...I know you have perfect timing for all our God-sized dreams).

Here's to new beginnings!

with redeeming hands,
Rachel

Linked with:
Missional Women
Deep Roots at Home
Monday Musings
Compassion Sunday
Heart Reflected
Tuesday Prayers

24 comments:

  1. Great post my friend! I'm so proud of your new beginnings. Keep it going.

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  2. Thank you for linking up with me this week. Great post. He will always be faithful to those who seek Him. :)

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  3. Hi Rachel! Thanks for linking up with The Weekend Brew. It know what it's like to step out into new territory. Just trust Him. If He called you to it, he'll bring you through it! Blessings!

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    1. It's my treat! Thank you for truth & understanding!

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  4. Amen and blessings to you in your new beginnings!

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  5. love it sweetheart Julia and I are so Proud of you!

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    1. Thanks love! And for your 120 page views too haha!

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  6. What a great post! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and connecting. I checked out your fb page, it's lovely! I'm following your blog now. Have a wonderful evening.

    Stephanie
    http://crazylittlelovebirds.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! It's wonderful to see what others are up to & I'm glad we're connected now:) Happy crafting!

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  7. Great post Rachel!! I really enjoy your blog. It's very inviting and love meeting another sister in Christ. New beginnings are wonderful. :)

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    1. Thank you April, you have no idea what your words of support mean to me! Blessings today for you:)

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  8. Just keep pressing on and I know God will take your new beginnings to great heights.

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  9. Sounds like you have some exciting things ahead of you! God is so faithful. :) Thanks for the link to your blog; glad I was able to visit today.

    Amy from One Artsy Mama
    www.oneartsymama.com

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    1. Yes, I'm blessed to see God meet me in this timing. Thank you for you visit & praise of Him!

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  10. Praying for your new adventure.

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  11. Hi Rachel. Thanks so much for stopping by my page. And yes, He is faithful - always, always! You asked @ clean makeup. Lemongrass does offer a line of mineral makeup, but ours doesn't have Bismuth Oxychloride in it, which is what most people have a reaction to in other mineral makeup brands. In other words, yes, it's clean makeup! I'm glad you found me - now if I can figure out how to add Google Friend to my page - they keep changing everything on blogger lately! -diane

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    1. Of course Diane, thanks for the visit & answers as well!

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  12. Praying for your new beginnings to take flight and that God will bless you as you share Christ with His hurting and needy people.

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