Your Monday Muse-Voctave

RachelBlog, Life, Monday Muse

In light of the horrible news coming out of Charlottesville, Virginia, it’s hard to remember that there is GOOD in this world, but there are…good people, strong relationships, joyful kids, safe schools, inviting churches, beautiful music, respectful discussions, trustworthy leaders, … Read More

Teaching Children To Be Prayer Warriors

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One night last week, my daughter was struggling. She was having trouble falling asleep because she said she was thinking scary things. Now, I personally am a very vivid dreamer. I have had to be careful about what I watch, … Read More

Your Monday Muse-The Afters

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As dusk sets this evening, my daughter and husband are outside watering the new flowers we bought over the weekend. This is a task they both enjoy much more than me, but it humors me a bit because my little … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Mary Poppins

RachelBlog, Life, Monday Muse

This week is a busy week…like, crazy busy as we prepare to travel to BEA, work with our new authors on their manuscripts and platforms, and continue the marketing plans for our debut picture book The Bubble Who Would Not … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Mercy Me

RachelBlog, Life, Monday Muse

I woke up with a cloud over my head yesterday. My feelings were skewed in a negative direction, and I was struggling to see light in my tunnel. There were many “What If” questions weighing me down. Have you ever … Read More

Word of the Year 2017

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We are halfway through January, and the Little Lamb Books office is filled with anticipation, energy, and lots of to do lists. We have set quite a few goals for 2017, and even though the weather in Texas can’t make … Read More

Have you heard of Christmastide?

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It’s the Day After Christmas. The gifts have been opened. The food has been eaten (well, except for a few cookies you’ve been holding back for today!). Your guests have started to return home. And, you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed … Read More

Giving Thanks: Hope (Day #28)

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“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 I am thankful for Hope. I am thankful that even when it feels like the world is against us, we can have Hope … Read More

Giving Thanks: Today (Day #25)

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Are you thankful for right now? Are you living in the present as opposed to the past? Are you taking in the moment or waiting for the future to start living your life? Be thankful for right now. Today. Do … Read More

Giving Thanks: Parents (Day #24)

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For Day #24, I am giving thanks for my parents. My parents are the best. No, I mean it. The Best. Both of my parents were raised during a time when there were no cell phones or computers, church services … Read More

Giving Thanks: Tradition (Day #23)

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It’s Thanksgiving Week…and Music Monday! This is the week my home is filled with the sounds of family and the smells of yummy food. This is the week we give thanks for all the blessings we have received this year. … Read More

Giving Thanks: Light (Day #22)

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I am thankful for light, for sunrises, and gloriously sunny days. Even more importantly, I’m thankful for The Light of Heaven that shines brightly even in this dark world. There has been so much that is negative and sad in … Read More

Giving Thanks: Husband (Day #21)

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When I met my husband seven years ago, I had stopped looking for love. I had decided that I didn’t need a perfect match…or any match at all. I had resigned myself to being single, and was throwing all I … Read More

Giving Thanks: Children (Day #19)

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When I became a mom, it changed my whole universe. Literally. So, today, I’m giving thanks for children, specifically my daughter. As a teacher for 15 years, I always thought of my students as my kids, and I called them … Read More

Giving Thanks: Education (Day #18)

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I am so thankful for Education. I love learning. I am a perpetual student. I still take classes whenever I can work one into my schedule. And, I loved teaching. Fifteen years of my life I spent teaching middle school … Read More

Giving Thanks: Provision (Day #17)

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“And my God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 When my Nana was alive, she prayed about everything from losing her keys to remembering a piece of information to her health. … Read More

Giving Thanks: Church (Day #15)

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I am thankful for our church. I am truly grateful that we have a place to go to worship with other Christ-followers. I appreciate the time, effort, and organization that goes into each week’s message and give thanks when it … Read More

Giving Thanks: Family (Day #14)

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I am giving thanks today for my Family, specifically my relatives, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and more. I am thankful for the memories I have of growing up with an immediate sense of belonging. I was a member of … Read More

Giving Thanks: Wisdom (Day #13)

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“But the Wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” James 3:17 Today, I am sharing just a short note of thankfulness for the Wisdom … Read More

Giving Thanks: Food (Day #12)

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So it’s that time of year. You know, THAT time? It’s the month of the year when all the attention and all the focus is on FOOD! Today, we are giving thanks for Food, specifically all the vegetable, fruits, meats, … Read More

Giving Thanks: Technology (Day #10)

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Are you a lover of technology? Or a hater? Do you feel lost without your smartphone? Or do you prefer to be disconnected? Must you always listen to music on your MP3 player and watch movies from your laptop? Or … Read More

Giving Thanks: Joy (Day #7)

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I am thankful for JOY! I am thankful that the “JOY of the Lord is my Strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). I am thankful for the JOY found in the smell of pumpkin spice candles, the taste of warm cinammon rolls on … Read More

Giving Thanks: Photography (Day #6)

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I am thankful for photography. Photographs. Pictures. Photos. Images. Snapshots. Portraits. Prints. Candids. I have been obsessed with photography since I was a child. I loved picture books. I thrived on visual entertainment, such as movies and theater performances, and … Read More

Giving Thanks: Quiet & Rest (Day #4)

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For the longest time I took rest for granted. When I was single and teaching, my weekends were spent cleaning, running errands, hanging with friends, and sleeping until noon. I took for granted that resting would always be available. Today, … Read More

Giving Thanks: Faith (Day #1)

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“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.” Hebrews 11:1 This has been my favorite scripture verse since I can remember. From my innocent childhood to fire-tested maturity, my faith has traveled the hills and … Read More

30 Days of Thanks

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One month. 4 weeks. 30 Days. 720 hours. Gratitude. Giving. Thankful. Appreciation. November is the time of the year that the entire nation, or at least most of us, focuses on giving thanks, on paying tribute to the good in … Read More

Finding Your Community

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Do you have a community, a group, a posse? You know, people…do you have people? As a writer (and a Mom or Dad, or a teacher or well, just a human being), it is so important that you have a … Read More

Facing Cancer Twice

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I’ve struggled with writing this post for the past few weeks, mostly because it’s personal, but also because it’s not really my story to tell. However, it’s been on my heart so I’m choosing to tell it simply from my … Read More

Music Monday (Duets Edition)

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Good Morning! I seem to be on a bit of a theme kick with our Music Mondays this month with last week being the acapella version and the week before being a jazz version, and though it was a bit … Read More

Celebration of Reading

RachelLife, Little Lamb Books

This past Monday, October 12, I was honored to not only attend the 14th Annual Celebration of Reading hosted by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, but to also have Little Lamb Books sponsor eight (8) teachers for the … Read More

Picture Perfect

RachelLambie Love, Life, Little Lamb Books

The Little Lamb Books Launch Party was a great endeavor in September, and we are thrilled to share some of the images taken of the event with you! For those who missed it, we are so sorry you couldn’t come. … Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Donate

RachelLife, Little Lamb Books

Donating to a cause is a personal thing. We choose people, groups, companies and causes to donate to because of our life experiences, our friends’ recommendations, a community’s need, a family member’s request. There are causes for everything from health … Read More

We Have Today

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We are not promised tomorrow. We only have today. Our hearts go out to those affected in the Oregon shooting, to the families who lost loved ones. We say thank you to the heroes of yesterday. Thank you those who … Read More

Happy 1st Day of Fall

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Welcome Autumn. Hello Fall. Pine Cones. Leaves. Pumpkins. Football and holidays. Oranges, reds, and browns. Boots and jackets. Plaids, leather, and suede. Sweatshirts and pajama pants. Hot tea and apple pie. Family and friends. Shorter days. Cooler nights. Warm fires. … Read More

My Party Planner

RachelLambie Love, Life, Little Lamb Books

It’s Wednesday, and normally I would do a Words of Wisdom or a Wordy Wednesday, but we are 4 DAYS away from our launch party, so forgive me, but that’s what I’m going to write about! So, I love a … Read More

Never Forget.

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9-11. Never Forget. Always remember the many who lost their lives, not knowing it would be their last day. Always remember those who knowingly sacrificed their lives to save as many as they possibly could. Always remember those who showed … Read More

Love is Here

RachelLife, Music Monday

The song lyrics of Love is Here by Tenth Avenue North have been playing in stereo through my mind over and over.   I’m not sure who it’s for today, but if it’s for you, I pray that you hear … Read More

Just Breathe

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It’s September 2nd. While it’s still ridiculously warm in Texas, the summer months have ended and according to our weather folk, fall has begun its arrival. And, we are officially 18 days from our Lambie Love Launch Party! For me, … Read More