Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old

Seasons of Life

September 24th, 2015

Seasons in LifeWith the first day of fall being yesterday, it is always wonderful when we can actually “see” the change in the season. The weather becomes a bit chillier and people pull out their light jackets. Hot teas and coffees become a must for early work days. The leaves are starting to turn color.

Yes, I love fall. 

But as we also see the seasons changing, it is neat to witness the different seasons of life. Right now, I am in the college/work season while my youngest cousin is just starting preschool. Amazing how the time flies by!!

But whatever season in life we are in, we should begin to look for ways in which God can use us. 

Like David. He was only a shepherd boy when God called him to defeat Goliath. David didn’t stand around and say that he was too young. Instead, he relied on his faith in God.

Or what about Moses. He was older than David when he heeded God’s voice to go deliver the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. He tried to convince God that he wasn’t the right person for the job…but God had other plans. So he followed.

Then we can read about Daniel. Daniel stood up for God in a foreign country. He didn’t back down, but instead stood strong for what he believed was right both as a teenager AND an adult.

So let us stand up for our faith in whatever season of life we are in. You never know what God has in mind…and do you really want to stand in HIS WAY and miss what wonderful things He might have in store for you?

No Regrets

September 10th, 2015

In my third boosistersk, Accepting Change, Laura reflects that “life is too short to spend wasted and wishing for what you can’t have. Laura had a rough year as some might say. She went through a number big changes including the beginning of the Civil War.

Laura had to choose whether she was going to learn and grow through these changes or spend her time complaining what for couldn’t be. 

While complaining, Laura found that she missed the opportunity to enjoy what she DID have. She had to choose to look at life as an adventure rather then lamenting on what she didn’t have.

The same is true for us. 

Do we spend more time wishing that we were somewhere else?

Do we wish that we had done something when we just didn’t feel like it?

Do we look at our life excited for what is to come or spend time wishing that nothing will change?

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2

As we take a look at our life, let us look to Christ to run the race he set before us. Let us take life’s adventures as they come and not look back on our life, relationships, jobs, or school and regret what we have done or not done!

 

How do you deal with change? Do you tend to enjoy adventures or do you like everything to stay the same?

 

Books ~ A Gateway to Learning

September 3rd, 2015

A.A. MilneI love books. Books allow me to get away school work and escape into another world. You can consider what happened in the time of Victorian England or perhaps experience the thrill of what the meaning of freedom meant to the Americans after the Revolutionary War.

Books allow you to expand your imagination – expand your horizons. You can go anywhere and be anything you want to be when you read!

That’s why even in the midst of being a full-time college student, I am taking time to read and grow my mind. Reading is too valuable to be let go of.

 

Want to see a list of books I’m planning on reading this fall? Maybe you’ll get some ideas to add to your own reading list?

 

 The Lost Heiress by Roseanna White ~ Sweeping Romance and Mystery in the Edwardian Era

 

A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter ~ Sparkling Regency Romance from a Captivating New Voice

 

Chivalrous  by Dina Sleiman ~ With Her Future In Jeopardy, This Unforgettable Heroine Won’t Go Down Without a Fight!

 

Luther & Katharina  by Jody Hedlund ~ She was a nun of noble birth. He, a heretic, a reformer…an outlaw of the Holy Roman Empire.

 

What books are on your reading list this fall? I’d LOVE to know! 

Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old