Bible Reading Challenge Check-In

fall leaves west virginia


Welcome to Monday! I thought you would enjoy this photo my niece took in the mountains of West Virginia. Isn’t it beautiful?

Here we are at the Bible Reading Challenge check-in once more. We have 11 more Monday check-in’s to go! If you are reading through the Bible with us this year, then congrats on making it this far. If you are using this Monday group for weekly accountability, I applaud your commitment. No matter where you are in reading God’s Word, our goal is to read each day and spend quality time getting to know God more.

Let’s celebrate what God is doing in our lives today.

I feel so blessed to have found a sweet two page writing signed by my mom this weekend. I’ve been doing some cleaning in the basement where we’ve stored things for the last 14 years. The place was getting a little scary so my husband and I started tackling it all last weekend. We have a ways to go to being totally organized, but we made quite a dent in the backlog. The essay I found that was written by my mom was about me, used as part of a college honor ceremony from 1993. (Ok, go ahead, calculate my age.) 

The essay is a brag letter and it touched my heart to read it again, especially since my mom has been in Heaven for 14 years. I wanted to share one part with you:

Finally, when I think of Rachel, I am reminded of her keen sense of humor. God has used this to help others and herself through the tough times. I am sure He will continue to use this, as well as her other talents, for his glory.

I know that so many of you stumble across the blog because you are facing hard times. Either Google sends you here or a friend shares a link that brings you here. Or maybe you know someone who knows someone else who…. 🙂

Who knew that what my mama believed almost 20 years ago would be exactly what God would do?

And to close out her “brag letter” about her girl, she wrote out:

Philippians 1:6

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

That’s what my mama said Jesus wants to do for me.

And that’s what he wants to do for you too.

Do you have a praise to share? I’d love to read it.

Have a marvelous Monday and I’ll see you tomorrow!


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  1. Thank you Rachel for all your excellent information that you share .love it. I am looking forward to every post.God bless you and your family.

  2. after some technical difficulties. I am back on track and doing good. thanks for keeping me accountable….. I can’t believe the year is almost over…. I am looking forward to see what God teaches me in the year to come

  3. Thanks for being an amazing sister! We are very blessed to have such a wonderful family. God gave us awesome parents! Thanks for sharing Ashley’s picture. Have a blessed day and give all my nieces and nephews hugs and kisses.

  4. This reminds me of my cousin. She is an amazing woman. She could really use some prayers right now!
    Thank you, Rachel , for all of your excellent information that you share. Also for your printables, which I rely on to spread Gods word. So fun!

  5. Morning Rachel and friends. I recently started following you and I find peace in your posts. In learning how to grow spiritually and looking forward to every post in the morning. Thank you

  6. Heather P says:

    My 14 year old with Down Syndrome has her first school choir concert this Thursday! 🙂
    Still on track with the reading!

    1. oh man, I wish I could be there to hear her sing!! xo I know I don’t have to tell you to be sure to video. 🙂 Blessings to you, Girl!

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