Hi, I’m Rachel!

“I’ve been everywhere, man!”  I have 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 to eat out at local, non-chain restaurants. My highest love language is gifts. 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 26 years of marriage, 24 years of being a preacher’s wife, 20 years of parenting (four boys, ages 20 to 8), and 13+ years of homeschooling experience. Both of my degrees (B.A. and M.A.) are in Bible. My gifts include research, 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.