Author Archive | Rachel

Loveliness

Don’t you just love gifts? Especially gifts that just arrive, for no specific reason? And sometimes, isn’t the gift wrap just as thoughtful and special as the gift itself? I have superlative friends who know how to surprise with a gift just when it’s needed. Here are just a few I’ve received recently. Aren’t they […]

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Add to the beauty

I really admire local singer-songwriter Sara Groves. She’s a wonderful musician, but her heart is what really inspires me. Her video, I Saw What I Saw, written about her trip to Africa is definitely worth watching. Click here to see it on YouTube. The words to this song went perfectly with the beauty theme we […]

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Sheer bliss

Tamarac by Slippers International Women’s Fluff Sheepskin Scuff My new slippers are simply splendid. Soft, plush, easy to slip on and off. And, I got them at an incredible bargain. You knew it was only a matter of time until I mentioned a great deal, didn’t you? I’ve envied Jeremy’s pair since I got them […]

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It takes a village!

I’m looking out for this kid. And this one too. And these… Aren’t they fabulous? I mean really wonderful, with their smiles and their exuberance and their crankiness and even their adolescence? I don’t have a legal or blood connection to any of them (except for my two boys obviously…) but I’m a part of […]

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Home is sacred

One day, when I was getting especially frustrated with people coming to our door to sell firewood or ask for a signature on a petition, the following phrase came to me: Home is sacred. Home should not be a place where I have to make transactions, respond to demands (unless they are for a hug) […]

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Il bel far niente

Here I am, doing nothing. Well, I’m technically doing something, but in a nothing sort of way. (Read my About section and you’ll understand.) I’m listening. Paying attention. I’ll be blogging in days to come about things I find beautiful and awe-inspiring, hoping to spread some meaning and gorgeousness in the world. But for now, […]

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