A few words about this space

A few words about this space

Hi. I'm Rachel from Tennessee, a mid-forties mother of three learning how to live well in the long, loving gaze of God. Authentic relationships, listening well, and savoring Nature are a few of my core values/fuels. As an Enneagram Four I'm learning to go lightly with my own rising and falling, and what a difference [...]

Advent Week 4: Love Has Come

Advent Week 4: Love Has Come

It’s two days before Christmas, and I give up on finding the last-minute gifts. It is what it is. Now is the time to be enough and have enough. It is Sunday morning and the day is before us and all shall be well. All shall be well for there is more than enough. My [...]

The second Week of Advent: Receiving the Unknown

The second Week of Advent:   Receiving the Unknown

There was the true Light which coming into the world enlightens every man. . He was in the world and the world was made through Him and the world did not know Him. . He came to His own and those who were His own did not receive Him. We have the luxury of hindsight, [...]

The First Week of Advent: Light

The First Week of Advent: Light

It's December Already? I am not quite ready to celebrate Christmas time, even though December is upon us and it’s been 30 degrees all week. Which is odd, because Christmas has already come and gone at the Springer homestead. My side of the family celebrated a Thanks-Christmas last week while all 14 of us were [...]

He Leads Me Beside Muddied Waters

He Leads Me Beside Muddied Waters

For the life of me, I cannot get clarity right now. Can’t hear God, or feel Him, or see the way forward... At the same time, a great deal is being stirred, shifted, and exposed within my heart. Timidly trusting that growth and healing is taking place, I wonder if God is involved; if He [...]

Love is a Person.

Love is a Person.

Reading through the gospels recently, I've noticed something seemingly uncharacteristic about Jesus. He never came out and told His disciples, "I love you." It's true, go see! We think of Jesus as the ultimate expression of God's love, but the exacting Old Testament God was much more vocal in His expressions of everlasting love than earth-side Jesus ever was. It was not [...]

On Being a Writer and a Daughter. Mostly a Daughter.

On Being a Writer and a Daughter. Mostly a Daughter.

I can't think of a purer Daddy-daughter moment: the unfettered joy of her wrinkled nose and full mouth, and the deep satisfaction of his father's heart that's even bigger than that cookie. My husband often reminds me of the heart of Father God toward me and each one of His children. I had a moment yesterday [...]