Rachel Starr Thomson is a writer, indie publisher and editor. She’s the author of Letters to a Samuel Generation, Heart to Heart: Meeting with God in the Lord's Prayer, the Seventh World Trilogy, and other books published by Little Dozen Press. In her other life she’s a poet/storyteller/narrator/singer for Soli Deo Gloria Ballet, a Christian performing arts company.
Rachel dwells in southern Canada, where she loves to take long walks, read good books and drink hot tea. She is passionate to know and love God and to see others worship him in spirit and in truth.
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What two funerals taught me about singleness and fruitfulness
Step back and observe what your parents did and taught to see how it lines up with God’s perspective.
Christian unity isn’t something we have to achieve. It already is.
Plunge into the wider world God created and said was good
Will you keep trusting God even when He seems distant?
We're in a world where we don’t belong.
Serious personal Bible study is both less intimidating than it sounds and more challenging than you might expect.
You are so precious to Someone that He willingly laid down His life for you.
My new goal online isn't just to build a platform for myself as a writer, but to build a platform for Jesus.
A simple switch in vocabulary can trigger a profound difference in attitude.
In many ways, the church is an extroverts' world. So for introverts to be effective in ministry and get more out of church, it takes some creative thinking.
Every day is significant. Every day is sacred.
Sometimes the wild things rear up, threatening to make me lose my grip on reason and drive into a wild rumpus all my own.
Destiny is for me a real thing. The forces directing it have been active for a long, long time.
It had been many years since we'd talked about values and dreams and plans and goals. It was time for a refresher.
Seven values help me sort out the temporal from the eternal, and relate to both with my heart in the right place.
Ignorance is pathetic, but we can't excuse him on the grounds that he didn't know. He chooses his own doom.
"WWJD?" only invites speculation. It's not what Jesus would do that transforms us. It's what He did do, for us, to us, in us.
I marvel at the eternal in Amy Carmichael's books, in her poems and letters, and her phrases are still ringing down the years of my life.
Don't give up when life hurts. Surrender instead.
All I had was God and the flimsy conviction that He had called me to this work. Frankly, that didn't feel like enough.
I must admit that my ship of singleness feels a little less even-keel than it used to.
For thousands of years, He was known as The Name. But, in a moment, all that had forever changed.
We're mesmerized by what takes place onstage. But perhaps the greatest wonders occur before the curtain even opens.
Too often I forget that life is a vapor in the wind — that I am walking, not on solid ground, but on water.
When she answered Satan, Eve didn't stand on God's command. She stood on her own.
Most of us live by default or by reaction. There's a better way.
Numbers don't automatically create a loving community, but ...
It's been around as long as Christianity itself. And it's a lie.
Am I living well today? And is the way I'm living actually going to lead to a good, God-honoring future — not just here, but in eternity?
The world is dark, and we are needed.
In this vortex of stimuli, truth and deception, art may do what few other things can: It may, for a moment, still the scene around us.
Family life offers many blessings for the stay-at-home single adult, provided that we use this stage to actively and responsibly build a future.
We have a lot to learn about praying for others from the man who prayed for us.
It's been a day of small annoyances, and now at 2 a.m. they float up like Dickensian specters, clanking their chains after them.
The act of forgiving is a breaking. And a healing.
Ever critique a sermon?
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