About Rachael Wilkins

Advocate for Liberty & Justice for All Freelance Writer I get my biggest kicks out of helping other people fulfill their God-breathed destiny, whatever that looks like. I love the smell of rain, the gentle strains of an accoustic guitar and all things chocolate. I am married to a wonderful man who encourages me to pursue my dreams while keeping me grounded. He is my favorite cowboy and the love of my life.

He Loves Me: Group Study Starting in September

HeLovesMeWe will be starting a ladies’ book study group on Wayne Jacobsen’s He Loves Me in September.

Once we know how many are interested, we will determine a meeting day, time and location, start date and other details. This could be a weeknight group or a weekend gathering. It depends on who is in and what everyone’s schedules will accommodate.

This will be approximately a 12-14 week study with weekly reading assignments and questions for personal reflection and group discussion.

BOOK SUMMARY
He loves me! He loves me not!

Do you find yourself picking through circumstances like children plucking daisy petals attempting to figure out whether or not God loves you? If you find yourself least certain of his love in those critical moments when you most need to trust him, there is hope for you.

Where? At the one event in human history that forever secured your place in the Father’s heart-the cross where Jesus allowed sin and shame to be consumed in his own body so that you could freely embrace a relationship with his Father. There you will discover that what He always wanted was not the fearful subservience of slaves, but the loving affection of sons and daughters.

If your spiritual life feels more like performance than freedom, like an empty ritual rather than a joyful journey, He Loves Me can help you discover:

  • A Father who loves you more than anyone on this planet ever has or ever will.
  • A growing confidence in his affection for you through whatever circumstances you face.
  • A vibrant relationship with him that will free you from the torment of shame while it transforms you to live as his child in the earth.

SIGN UP NOW
If you are in the Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock, Hutto or surrounding areas and are interested in joining us, please fill out this interest form with your contact information and your preference for a day and time by Friday, August 21st. Please include what area you live in and what day(s) work best for you.

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New Radio Show Coming

studiomicI am excited to announce that Marketplace Mary will be launching a new internet radio show this fall. This will be a live show and will have a unique and fun format, the details of which are still hush-hush until we get closer to launch date.

While we are putting together the format and other show details, I am looking for some input from potential listeners – that’s you. If you are a business owner, a business owner’s wife or a woman in the business world, you are a Marketplace Mary. What kinds of topics would you like to hear discussed on such a radio show?

This is where marketplace and ministry intersect, and I am very excited about where the Lord is leading in this. I am looking forward to serving my fellow sisters in arms, getting to know you more and being a part of what He has in store for His girls.

Please feel free to comment below with any ideas you have. I treasure your input. Until then, abundant blessings on you and yours.

Rachael

 

Words on a Page

Confession time. Being Mary in Martha’s world is no easy task. But I’m sure you already know that. Making time to just sit quietly and listen requires a momentary disconnect from all the craziness that invades our space and our days. Of course we allow that to happen, but that is another discussion for another time.

Today I spent a little time at the park with my Bible, journal and pen. I’m a sucker for anyplace with water – river, stream, pond, lake, ocean or waterfall; if there’s water nearby, I am SO there.

MaryMoment031013I alternately read, prayed, wrote and just sat quietly waiting and listening. As I did, I began to jot down the words and phrases that described God and His presence in that moment. On paper it looked like nothing but a list of words. But in reality, it was my spirit communing with His, telling Him all the things I was experiencing as I sat with Him.

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start when we determine to engage the Almighty face-to-face. One way to begin is simply to tell Him who He is, whether verbally or on paper. In doing so, we are not only declaring our affection for Him as we tell Him of His attributes that we adore, but we are also reminding ourselves of who He is and who we are in Him. On an even deeper level, we are releasing into the spiritual atmosphere all the power and authority that is in every word that aligns itself with His will and His written word.

My spirit was refreshed today and my heart encouraged as I looked down and saw some of the words that define the Lover of my soul. They are not mere words on a page. They are part of our story (mine and His) – marking a moment in time when we sat in the park and enjoyed each other’s company.

I am my Beloved’s and He is mine.

As you sit and reflect on who He is, what words begin to flow from your heart?