Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old

Call Me Old-Fashioned

February 26th, 2015

Old-Fashioned = of, relating to, or characteristic of a past era; adhering to customs of a past era.

CAll me Old-fashionedI think I could aptly describe myself as such considering the definition given by the Miriam-Webster dictionary. It seems only fitting since I’ve always wanted to live in the 1800s. Then again, if I can’t live there, might as well write about it!

But calling me old-fashioned goes deeper then that. I still believe in courtship, true love, and chivalry—and yes, I still long for that to come. I long for my prince to sweep me off my feet, yet in a Godly, pure manner. Who wouldn’t dream of all that?

I love dressing up for any occasion and making sure I look my best.

I love receiving flowers on special occasions such as my birthday or Valentine’s Day.

I love being called “Miss” because it reminds me of who I am.

I love knowing that I have a Heavenly Prince who is preparing me for my earthly prince if it is his will.

In today’s era, modern society seems concerned with having a fast-paced relationship doing what seems the best for YOU in the moment. Who cares about long term, what makes ME happy NOW?

But there is nothing wrong with being old-fashioned. There is nothing wrong with being a female who knows her mind and who can submit with humility, grace, and love.

I challenge you to think about who you are and how you would portray yourself to be.

A Heart Full of Love

February 12th, 2015

Music can change the world because itFor those of you who have watched Les Miserables, you will recognize this title. There is something about Valentine’s Day that make me recall of my favorite love stories—those which I have watched (Cosette and Marius) or even read about (Angelique and Pierre from Captured by Love).

But when I also think of Valentine’s Day, there is more to love then just the romantic love. There is a self-less, pure love that we can be demonstrating in our own lives, even if that “special someone” hasn’t appeared to us yet!



My definition of love:


L – little things you say and do to show someone else you care about them.


O – over pouring of joy and kindness to brighten someone else’s day.


V – valuing who others are and what they do.


E – emptying ourselves; then filling our hearts with Jesus’ love that we can share with others.


So this Valentine’s Day (and of course other days!), my heart will be full of Jesus’ love! And I will be wearing red, pink, and white.


I challenge you—think of special ways that you can serve and show your love. Don’t get wrapped up in all the things you associate Valentine’s Day with, but instead fill yourself with Jesus’ love.

Announcing…Discovering Hope!

February 5th, 2015

Here is the moment we’ve all been waiting for…Discovering Hope is published and now available on Amazon! This is the sequel to Finding Faith and Carolyn’s sister Bethany has just turned 13. Join Bethany as she searches for hope that she and her family so desperately need. 

And if you are excited about this too, would you please share this book with your family and friends?? By sharing you can share to any social media, give a copy to a friend, and even just keep talking about it!

To purchase, chick HERE

And if you enjoyed reading, please let me know! I love hearing from readers like you!

Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old