Hi, I’m Rachel!

“I’ve been everywhere, man!”  I’ve made 18 moves to 9 states (4 of those twice), and one foreign country. I have also visited 33 states and 6 foreign countries on 4 continents.

I am an avid lover of books, a nature seeker, and prefer local shops/eateries to chains. I like handcrafted and homegrown, but appreciate some of the finer things in life too. I love to work with fibers (knitting and needlework) and all the implements used for writing.

I have 27 years of marriage, 25 years of being a preacher’s wife, 21 years of parenting (four boys, ages 21 to 9), and 14 years of homeschooling experience. Both of my degrees (B.A. and M.A.) are in Bible.

My gifts include writing, speaking, researching, categorization, feeding people, and staying calm in a crisis. Despite the fact that I am intimidated when I read writing that I could only hope to aspire to, this blog is a place to record some of my passions and share my thoughts.