Thursday, August 20, 2009

With gratitude

Thanks, y'all, for all the prayers. The manuscript for Can You Keep a Secret? is turned in! You can't see it but I do a mini version of the macarena every time I say that.

Heeyyyyyyyy, Macarena!

You totally prayed me through that last week of writing, and I totally needed it. What I didn't tell you guys was that a few weeks back my mother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and last week she took a major turn for the worse. It's been hard and is getting harder. So your prayers really did sustain my writing and concentrating right up until I attached the document and hit send to my editor.

Heeyyyyyyy, Macarena!

I'm ready to take a little break and focus on my family awhile, but in the back of my head I'm percolating the next book topic. Let me know if you have ideas for me!

I'm off to a P31 conference call, followed by a meeting at my church, followed by an afternoon with my kids and my Dad, followed by open house at the elementary school tonight. Somewhere in there I also have to put away the 4 loads of laundry I washed yesterday. But it's all good because at least the book is turned in. Heeyyyyyyy, Macarena! Thank you from the bottom of my dance lovin' heart.

PS. Did I ever tell you we danced the macarena at a women's retreat Gwen Smith and I led one time ... no wait that was the electric slide. We did the slide to one of Gwen's worship songs, it was just a spontaneous eruption in the middle of worship. No, really. Seriously. Every woman there knew the dance too and joined in. Course we were on a cruise ship dance floor so it seemed a semi-natural thing to do at the time. I promise if you ever have me come speak at your church I won't dance. Unless you also book Gwen as the worship leader ... then I can't make any promises.


  1. Hey, girl! I am so excited about the book, and so sad about your precious mother-in-law. I will be lifting up your fmaily in my prayers. Any specifics, just let me know.

    Love ya,
    ** That laundry can sit one else is going to bother with it if it's like my house!Don't worry about it!

  2. Hey Sweet Friend,
    I have been praying for you. I am so excited about your book.
    I will be praying for your family.

    Have you ever read the book "Hinds Feet On High Places?"

    I am feeling like the main character "Much Afraid" right now.

    God is leading me up a path I think is too steep and too hard. Pray for me as I trust Him to give me Hinds feet.

    I truly love you my friend

  3. Rachel,

    Am so glad you are back with us!!
    Also, I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  4. Rachel,

    I am dancing with you sweet friend. How exciting and what a great feeling of accomplishment!
    I agree totally with Susan let the laundry sit, spray it with Febreeze if you have to. Maybe swat the flies for a few days. Celebrate and keep dancing. I would love to see some pictures or better yet VIDEO of this praise dancing. Exciting.

    How sad I am to hear of your mother-in-law. Prayer are coming your way and will be lifted up for her.
    It is so good to have you back in my world. :p
    Love ya,

  5. you are so funny! doing the happy dance with you!! :)

  6. look up the Gerson Theory. I really think this could help your mother in law!
    God Bless

  7. Congrats on the completion of the book! I am so sorry to hear about your MIL. Will be praying for you and your family during this time.

  8. Big congrats on finishing up the book! I am so sorry to hear about you Mother-in-law. You will all be in my prayers. My Dad was diagnosed with cancer last month and is going down quickly.

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