Thursday, October 25, 2007


I GOT A JOB!!! As of the first of November....I will be working for The Resource Exchange in Colorado Springs!! I will be working with families with children from 0-3 years old that have a disability!!! I AM SO EXCITED!!! After a month and a half of being without a full-time job, here I am, very very blessed!! THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!!!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I am often at a loss for words. Sometimes I really wish I were sitting in the middle of a forest, up in the mountains next to a stream..... like in this picture. I enjoy moments of contemplations, deep thought, pondering. And right now at this very moment in my life, I have so much going through my brain, I can't even begin to sort it out.

it's one of those things where I know I'd be better off going to bed than to continue pondering what the heck it is I'm trying to sort out in my mess of a mind. So I will tackle my thoughts tomorrow. For now, I will go to bed, and dream that I am next to this river again, in this mountain, sitting in this time.

Sunday, October 7, 2007


For Jen's Birthday Cathy, Jen, Katie and I went out for her Birthday on Saturday. And then that evening, Jen, her husband Keven, Katie and I went was a swell time!!

Jen & Cathy at the Bon Ton for lunch

Jen (the birthday girl) & I at the Bon Ton

Katie, Me, & Jen at the bowling alley

We were excited about bowling

The Birthday Girl got a STRIKE!! (she was posing as the "X" for the strike!)

Wahoo Katie got a strike!!

And Kevin got a strike too!!!

I got a strike as well but we forgot to get a picture....oops

I have enjoyed making new friends this past week, Jen, Kevin, & Cathy have been a few that I have's been fabulous!! God's been bringing me a lot of blessings in the form of community this week.


Saturday, October 6, 2007

growing pains

It has officially been three weeks since I have worked at a full-time job.........

I think "growing pains" is how I would best describe how I feel right now about my life. I have been really struggling lately to just allow God to "move" so to speak, to allow Him to use this time of unknowns, transitions, this time of being COMPLETELY terrified about my life to shape me. I am trying desperately to allow God to move mountains within my being, within my soul....and I wish I could sit still long enough, and listen hard enough to hear him in the faint whisper of the wind blowing through the trees.

I just keep think....just trust Rachel, you have stepped out in faith, just trust. and then the other part of my brain kicks in and says......what in the junk were you thinking when you quit your job?!?! What the junk are you doing with your life?!?!?! What are you doing to do next Rachel?!? what?

.......growing pains. They are hard, and here I am Lord, I accept them, no "buts", just acceptance of what you are trying to teach me. I'm willing to sit and listen....please, come talk.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Welcome to the world Issybella

Meet Issybella, tomorrow (Friday) she will officially be three weeks old!

She loves her Auntie Rachel