Hello January


Usually my default is to fall into a category of not being good enough,  it’s too hard, what me? Diminishing my value, my worth. 

I’ve chosen words like grace and brave, learning value from each one. Of Christ and of myself realising that I need to offer grace to myself too!

But rise – 

Rise is quite refreshing for me. 

I feel I’m winning already. Power of a spoken word!

I fell into RISE early. Before I had finished my year of brave! 

Some friends wanted to hide my brave  mug so I would know it’s okay to be vulnerable! 

I left it early because post grief and   ….. Well there’s no rules right?

Really Rise spoke my story that I sensed God saying into my soul . 

Through scripture and through experience. 

This year tells my story . 

Writes the book in me. 

This year I rise to be authentic.



Give flowers to you 

I’m excited about it. 

Strength,  integrity & hope oozes from rising in Christ Jesus . 

It is why I can rise 

its the root of paradox 

In rising I kneel.

In kneeling I rise 

‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ 

Isaiah 41:10 NASB

Hope you don’t mind the repetition here! 

Are you choosing a word this year?

A promise .

A faithful verse?

Enjoy January and the moments inside it.

Look forward to chatting again soon with some more of 

the-book-in-me notes 

Love Rach x



2 thoughts on “Hello January

  1. My dear and lovely friend – your words move me to tears. X . Like Mary who sat quietly at the Lord’s feet and like John who was gracious, graceful, I see you and ‘envy’ your quietness for I have never been that! Like Peter, loud mouthed, brash and full of talk but far less do! This year I hold the hope of Peter, climbing out of the boat, waves crashing, wind roaring, Jesus over there walking on the water. I will never dance beautifully and gracefully but OH BY ALL THE STRENGTH IN ME I WANT TO WALK NOW! out of this boat of comfortable non-challenge, onto the really scary waves. I have asked Him if I can come. He said ‘Come!’ and I know he will hold me up even if I start to sink. I just need to remember to look to Him not at my feet. Xx

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    1. Thank you Wendy.
      Most humbling that a scholar would read my words!
      Thank you.
      I know that you understand the need to express ones heart, stumbling over words to portray the glory, strength and with-ness of our saviour is worth the risk. Like you our boats look different but we do it or we die!
      Love Rach x


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