Monday, July 16, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Oh, my DaySpring products!!!! Inside the package was the beautiful Blessed and Loved Collection.
I was so excited as I looked through each item. Which one should I use first??
The adorable teacup? I imagined sipping a nice hot cup of tea outside on my porch with my blanket and my Bible.
The beautiful journal? Maybe I will use this for making notes as I read my Bible. Oh look, there are inspirational verses on each page.
The perpetual calendar? I can totally use this at work for a great pick me up.
A gift bag? Wait a minute…you know what? I believe I will use this gorgeous gift bag to share a part of these great products with someone special to make them smile as I am smiling.
I chose to share the journal with my sister. That was the right decision. When I handed her the gift bag she smiled and commented on how pretty it was. Her smile got even bigger once she pulled out the journal! “It looks just like the bag. Cute!!”
Since I have received these great products I have been blessed each day as I turn to a new day in my calendar. The inspirational passage greats me and reminds me just how much I am loved.
I am so excited to have been given this chance to review some fabulous products. But want to know what is even better??? They have given me the opportunity to host a giveaway so that you can purchase the Blessed and Loved Collection at a discounted price or to browse their site and choose your own gift.
All you have to do is leave a comment in the section below explaining how utterly excited you are that you could win a $20 coupon to use towards any purchase you choose to make from Dayspring.com
I am so thankful to be a part of the review team with Dayspring and cannot tell you how Blessed and Loved I feel with my collection. (pun is intended)
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Only finished Chapter 1 of Grace for the Good Girl by Emily P. Freeman and already I am nervous regarding what I will discover about myself. I am not perfect, was not perfect nor ever will be perfect. My life is not perfect, was not perfect nor ever will be perfect.
Someone once told me, “Yes, you have accepted Christ but you have not accepted Grace.”
You see, I have a deep desire to be perfect. I even pray that God will help me to become a better wife, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, granddaughter, employee….Christian. I tell myself that it is not perfection I am seeking, only to grow more. To grow more spiritually and as a human being. But is that really what I mean?
Or do I mean, please love me. Please let others like me. Please give me validation. Please show me I am lovely. Please be pleased with me. And I will “work” to do whatever it takes to make that happen. Even if it mean striving for perfection. Please just love me Lord.
Rachel W. Clark
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
A Year Ago Today:
I was sobbing uncontrollably.
I experienced one of the worst days of my life.
I surprisingly confided in someone I just met who saw my hurt and reached out to me.
I was filled with pain, anxiety, frustration and fear.
I am smiling and peaceful.
I am stronger.
I am thankful for the new friend in my life that turned into a true friend.
I am learning to let those comments people make about me that are untrue roll off my back a little easier.
There were no tears and the sun was shining on me and inside of me.
We all have seasons in our life. They can be seasons of darkness and pain or of light and laughter. I am thankful that God’s promises always remain true no matter what season of our life we are in...
He will never leave nor forsake us…( Hebrews 13:5)
We will be delivered if we lean on Him ..(Psalm 91:14)
Rachel W. Clark
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance (Psalm 43: 5 KJV)
Today, I have been feeling slightly blah; a little downhearted, a little mope-y. Maybe it is changes in my life, maybe it is that I missed the much needed encouragement of fellowship with my Christian family today, or maybe it is a little bit of both.
Needing encouragement and support that can only come from one place, I diligently and desperately prayed to God tonight for His guidance and direction. I sank into a warm bath with my Bible in hand, closed my eyes and asked God to lead me to the place I needed to be; for Him to answer my hearts cry with wisdom from His word.
I opened to Psalm 43. I read, read and re-read. I felt God answer me- “Hope in - Me…. Praise - Me….Rely on - Me….” God’s timing was perfect and His answer to my prayer for wisdom left me feeling loved and renewed.
Encouragement is what I sought;it is what I prayed for God to give me. After already feeling blessed by His answer to my prayer, I felt a deeper tug from Him to look up the definition of “countenance” (who is the health of my countenance)
What did I see? approval or favor; encouragement; moral support---
He said to me yes, Rachel I approve of you and I favor you. I want to be your encouragement and I will always be your support.
Fill in the blank with your name: Yes ______ I approve of you and I favor you. I want to be your encouragement and I will always be your support.