This all came out of a conversation I had with my husband the other night. I mentioned to him how one of my old favorites, Redeeming Love, which I read years ago and have recommended to many readers, has been pelted with criticism. The fire has come from both sides, Christian and non-Christian alike. When I first heard of this, I was indignant. “What fault could one possibly find in Francine Rivers’ classic which practically was the catalyst for an entirely different *and better* style of Christian fiction?”
I wrote this for you, reader behind this screen. This isn’t sly propaganda for something else. It’s actually about you.
Let’s be honest. Let’s be sincere. Let’s be united in our struggles so we can glorify the God who perfects us.
I realize that in our vulnerabilities, by sharing parts of us that are private, we do more than just make ourselves vulnerable. We reach other people on a deeper level, one where we’re free to express our imperfections without judgment, where we can celebrate our triumphs (even small ones), where we can connect in a… Continue reading When We’re Vulnerable
As I live life, I’m learning more about myself and other things, like mental illness. I have PTSD and it’s really weird. Most of the time, I’m totally, completely normal and no one would know I’m a walking time bomb. But then things change. Rational Rachel is walking around doing her normal thing and then… Continue reading PTSD Episode Uncovered