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The End

Alright, here is what you’ve all been waiting for. (Sort of…probably not.)
Here is the post explaining what might or might not shock you. And I will just say it plainly, right off the bat, because, what better way then that?
I am going to be done with the blogging world. I will be done blogging, is what I am getting at. I will still be following up on your blogs and whatnot, but I won’t have this blog anymore. I haven’t decided if I’ll delete it, or just not go on any more, but either way, whatever God decides in the end, know that this blog is now done. This will most likely be the last post…unless I decide to post a teaching thing from a friend of the family, that describes why I’m done quite well.

Now, in my own words, here is why I am done blogging:

Yesterday evening, I had been praying, because of a reason, that I think is solved, but that doesn’t really pertain to you. Anyway, as I was praying, the Lord once again showed me that I need to be completely and totally devoted to Him. And as some of you know, He is tearing down my ‘idols’, so that is part of this process.
The other reason – closer to the main reason. Like pretty much the whole reason. – is that, by having my own blog, I am ‘painting a picture’ of my own identity, and my own self-image. K. So think about that for a moment, if you will. What is wrong with that? Self. Self. My. My. ME. And God doesn’t want us to have our own image, because He is to be our image.
I don’t think I am explaining this very well, but please, bare with me.
To try to really get my point across, I’d have to explain my whole life, basically.
God has something big in store for me (as He does for all of you) and really keeps pushing the point that I am His only, and need to be focused on Him only.
My life should not be mine, but His. I should not have an image at all. I want others to see strictly Christ when they look at me. “Let your light so shine that others may see your good works, and glorify your Father in Heaven.” Every thing I do, I want to be for His glory. I don’t want to have my own self-image, will or picture.
He’s been showing me a lot lately, (as always. Haha.=) and it does make me thankful, for sure. I can honestly say, that my fifteenth year, so far, has been the best yet, even with the struggles and trials I’ve gone through, because it means I have grown more in the Lord, and how rewarding that is!
And I know my spiritual walk will increase with each day, and any other things that come my way, because the Lord is Lord of everything, and His promises fail not.
If you have any questions, or want a more detailed report, just ask. You can reach me by e-mail. If you don’t already have my e-mail address, just ask. I will check back, once in a while, in case there are any questions, or request for my e-mail address.

I’m sorry, also, for those of you (really, only one person, that I know of. And you know who you are.. dear Apple.) who have just begun reading my blog, and now find out that I am done. I really am sorry. But I know you’ll understand that it’s Gods will. :)

So. I guess this is it now. I can hardly believe I am doing this. I could explain so much more, if I wanted to, but I don’t feel led to. I do feel a peace about all this, which is a blessing.
May you all always strive to do His will, and follow in His steps! I love you all, sisters and brothers in Christ.
God be with you, now and forever more.
Raechel

“But Jesus answered them, saying ‘ The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.
He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.” — John 12: 32-26

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Chris lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” — Galatians 2: 20

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” — Hebrews 12: 1-2

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Please, be prepared….

I have some news that I will be sharing soon – it may or may not shock you, I don’t know. I will be posting as soon as I can, so that may be later on today, tomorrow, or whatever. Just when I have time, because it might take a bit to explain it all.
So, if you are an ‘avid’ reader/visiter on here, please do come back soon, so you know what is going on/going to happen.
Thank you!

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Valcommen

Unfortunately, I can’t add the little sign above the ‘a’ that is supposed to be there. So just know, it is supposed to be there :D

As you can obviously tell, I am back on the blogging world. I can’t say I missed it terribly though. Sorry. I mean, I missed reading up on other peoples sites and what not, but there is so much going on that posting seems to take a lot of time.
This weekend was Dallas’s last two bridal showers. Saturday’s was at our aunt Jennifers. That one went fine, I believe. I was locked in their basement for almost the enitre time ;) Hahaha. Now I know what David felt like. Okay, sorry. Total inside joke. I was in the basement, with Noah and her friend who came with. Why? Because I volunteered. Why? Because there was all the females of Mom’s side of the family there. (I don’t know why I specified. We don’t talk to Dad’s side at all. I can’t picture what his sister looks like…haven’t seen her since I was really really young – 2 or so yrs. old. Anyway) And well, if you know me, that was just a wee bit overwhelming! Aunt Jennifer’s house is an hour away. K. So that went good.
Yesterday, Sunday, was Dallas’s bridal shower, thrown by her soon-to-be sisters-in-law, as well as her soon to be mother-in-law. I didn’t go to that one. I would’ve only known a few people. But Nanny was there!!!! I ludge Nanny =) She’s our grandma, if you didn’t know already. How did we get to see her, you might be wondering? Well, because we all technicaly, went with. Dad, David, Noah, me. We were the extra’s. Of course Dallas and Mum came. They had to. We came, because we went to Hugo. Anyone know where that is? Two or so hours away from us, through the cities. Dad didn’t want Mum driving alone there, and get lost, plus our mini van is in horrible shape at the moment, and shakes =D So, we all went with and after dropping Mum and Dal off, we said high to Nanny who was already there, and then took our leave. Jenny asked if Noah and I wanted to say, but we hastely said no thank you. Well…I did. Noah didn’t say anything. Then, with Dad driving, David in the front seat (bummer) and Noah and I in the middle seat, headed off to Forest Lake to find a Culvers. Yum yum yum. We found one in no time. You see, my Dad can ‘sniff’ a Culvers from anywhere.
We enjoyed a nice lunch. I had to sit next to David in a booth…oh well. ;) Just kidding. It was bad. He’s like a brother. An anoying one sometimes. But I love him. (Totally and completely like a brother. Nothing else. That would be just wrong. Ew.)
After an hour there (oh and Noah and I got to get our free ice cream. Best frozen custard EVER.) we drove around trying to find a museum Dad found on the internet. That was a long story in itself. We finally found it, after asking a gas-station for directions, which then lead us to…the museum’s director’s house. But he gave us the right directions, and we were there shortly.
The museum was Sweden!! I loved it! The language is amazing. I almost had something figured out, because it was a Bible verse, but couldn’t understand it all, seeing as I’ve never taken Sweden.
Before we got even the beginning of the tour, Mum called and said they were done. So, off we went back to Hugo (btw, this museum was in Scandia) and retreived them. After we loaded up the gifts, said goodbye to everyone, including Nanny (who said I could stow away in her car, and go back up with her) we left again for the museum. We got there, paid for Dallas and Mum and went through it. Finally. We were the only people there this time, so we got the tour guide to ourselves. ;)
It really was amazing. I love those type of places. They have some of the coolest languages. Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Germany. Love it. I have decided I MUST learn Swedish. Must. Or any one of those I guess…
As my title says, that was on every door to a house/barn/any building. It means ‘Welcome’ of course :) Which is so neat, because I’ve always said “Valcome” just ‘cuz (along with Danke and such) and it does mean that, only with a extra m and n! Cool.
Now, frightening news. I will have a married sister in 18 days. Only 18. Gosh. Wow. It’s so weird to think about…I need to find them a perfect card, and get the other thing I have for them ready.
We’re praying the weather warms up soon. It was snowing yesterday. Happy May First, MN!!!

Well I need to go now. Yes, I’ve more news, of course, but not time.