about

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Really, and truly,

I’m just an imperfect girl, loved by a perfect God.


19. Christ-Follower. Poetic Writer. Passionate Coffee Drinker. Unworthy recipient of God’s grace. Appreciator of all things C.S. Lewis. Lover of the outdoors. Wearer of fuzzy socks. Big believer that beauty is found in the simple things. A bit of a Dreamer. Young Old Soul. INFP.

             >>> You can find me perusing old bookstores, listening to Audrey Assad, rolling <<<               >>> down the windows in pouring rain, pretending I’m good at photography, <<<            >>> drinking questionable amounts of coffee, or gazing at the stars. <<<

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I love deep conversations, the smell of lilac + old books, whimsical word pictures that don’t quite make sense, Psalms + Isaiah, black and white movies, old hymns, baby’s laughter, E.E. Cummings, oversized sweaters, the trembling of a violin string, and striving to write soul truths.

I shake my head and smile in awe of God’s grace and forgiveness.

This story is about my life and what I am learning on this journey. I look forward to the day that we both meet each other and see Jesus face to face.

>>> And who are you, dear reader? <<<

 

 

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63 thoughts on “about

  1. I loved reading this page! I can really picture you and your personality.
    You seem to be a very lovely person.
    And we seem to have a lot in common 🙂
    —->> Kate

  2. Hi!
    Thanks for ‘liking’ MisunderstoodGod blog, and our recent post! We both serve the most amazing, and praiseworthy King of Kings! Your life sounds blessed and incredible! While J & I blog on a California beach, you ride sun-kissed horses! Our God is good! Stand strong!

    • Thank you! 🙂 And, yes, I have been reading through your posts and have been gleaning *much* from them.

      Yes, God is soo good, and His love endures forever! 😀

  3. You are a romantic and an artist at heart. Love your prose on life. I just finished studying the book of Ruth for maybe the 5th time, and I enjoy it every time as well. Guess that goes hand in hand with loving Jane Austin. Looking forward to reading more of your thoughts!

    • Oh, yes, Ruth, though short, has *so* many great and timeless truths to ponder! 🙂 (And, I would have to say, so does Jane Austen ;))

      Thank you for commenting, and I look forward to reading more of your blog as well 🙂

  4. I love Tangled! My sister and I watched it like 4 times in a row when we brought it home, we liked it so much! (I think it needs to be a play:) As for Princess Bride…”Love and mawage.” Ha-ha! Never gets old!

  5. I am not sure how I wound up on your blog, but your precious and positive outlook comes thru in your comments and I could not resist exploring, (copied two recipes dill bread and lettuce chips) I am a 75 yr old father of two sons and 4 grandkids and the husband of a very special lady who has been my best friend for 58 years married 53 of those years, content with who I am and what I have(very few material things but more than deserved favor) from my gracious heavenly Father. When I read your thoughts, I am filled with hope and encouragement that God still has a remnant and is raising up godly generations to continue calling His people to Himself. A breath of fresh air, a ray of sunshine breaking thru on a cloudy day, a cool breeze on a steamy hot day, the calming sound of waves breaking on a white sand beach at sunset or sunrise, the awesomeness of the moon rising over the Rockies on a crystal clear night, a blessing from God to a dark generation, all of these and more are you and many of your friends who have made comments on your blog. God bless each of you and may He continue to show Jesus love and bring glory and honor to Himself thru you and your kindred clan.
    by grace alone
    Jerry Wood (LA–lower Alabama)

    • Wow. Thank you *so* much for the sweet comment. I am truly humbled and amazed by your gracious words. Thank you also for the reminder that God still has His remnants and brings salvation to His people. It is such a encouraging thought in a dark world. Praise God! It’s such a blessing to come across someone who is such an inspiration and role-model that you portray to my generation.

      soli Deo gloria! and may God continue to bless you and your family!

      ~ Rachel (an Oregonian 🙂 )

  6. hi! I came across your blog through theRebolution.com. I found out we’re a lot alike. 🙂 I’ll be keeping up with your blog! Keep looking upward and never stop doing things for Jesus, because you never know when you’re going to inspire someone else…like me 🙂
    Because He lives,
    Halle Glushefski

  7. Hey! Thanks! {yeah, my name is very unusual.} and I love the phrase “kindred spirits”. I’m a big fan of anne of green gables 🙂

    • Oh my word, such a cute movie! “Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” 😀

  8. I’ve read this already, but I never took the time to tell you how ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE this is!!! 😀 I showed it to a friend and we were both laughing and just really enjoying reading this. 🙂 I’m so glad to have found your blog, Rachel!

  9. Wow… you are a very articulate, vibrant, intelligent, quirky (that’s a compliment), self sufficient young Christian. I was looking at some of your pins and it really interested me. I have two questions for you. Why, when I pin something from say your board to mine, the saying, whoever said it B4 me sticks to my name as if I’d said it.2)Which version of the Bible do you prefer and why. I think everyone should stick to the oldest version we have. New versions seem to alter some verses immensly..

    • Thank you, Lori! Such a sweet comment 🙂

      To answer your first question: If you pin anything from anyone’s board, it will also include whatever comment they made. All you have to do is change it to say whatever you like. If you’ve already pinned it and want to change it, you can click on the pin and find the “edit” button, and you should be able to change whatever text is beneath it … if that all makes sense haha 😀

      Secondly, I usually use NKJV, because it’s easy to understand and yet it retains quite a bit of the original style of language. Yes, I agree. Many modern versions of the Bible (like NIV, etc) tend to change the wording too much. NKJV is my personal favorite, but I’ve also enjoyed the KJV and the 1599 or 16 Geneva Bible. How about you? 🙂

  10. Rachael you are phenomenal!!! The way you are able to use you words is amazing! I get goosebumps when I read some of the things you write! 🙂

    • Aww thank you so much! You’re so sweet ❤ I wish I had time to, but, man, I've been so over-extended lately with school work and tests and other projects. But, again, thank you so much! I am truly honored 🙂

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