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IMG_5353 {Wow!  It’s been awhile! Apologies for the long absence since I last wrote a blog post. I’m happy to report it’s been a hectic, but fulfilling spring! In any case, I’m back!:)

This week I have the privilege of teaching in our Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study.  Thanks to the encouragement of Chapter 8 in Limitless Life by Derwin L. Gray, I set out on a prayer walk this week.

No big agenda.

No special itinerary.

Just my running shoes and some e-mailed prayer requests from friends. Oh, and I invited the God of the Universe to join me. {That was a pretty key part of my morning!}

It had been far too long since I walked around my kids’ school and our downtown area and simply prayed. Continue Reading…

Several years ago while I was being mentored by my dear friend Kimberly, she challenged me to memorize a passage of God’s word specific to women, Proverbs 31:10-31.  This passage was written by King Solomon for his sons to learn how to choose a noble and virtuous wife.  It was originally written as an acrostic in the Hebrew alphabet to make it easy to learn and memorize.  Not so acrostic-y for us English-speaking Americans, but I was determined to muddle through. Continue Reading…

The Real Me

Stephanie Raquel  —  November 21, 2013 — 2 Comments

Nelson Mandela Quote

As I looked at the topics for today’s Blog Hop with Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies, I have to admit I didn’t want to “go there.” Continue Reading…


Stephanie Raquel  —  November 14, 2013 — Leave a comment


Photo taken at Gettysburg National Park. (c) 2013 Stephanie Raquel.

Photo taken at Gettysburg National Park. (c) 2013 Stephanie Raquel.


Oh, this quote totally tugs at my heart.

“I have been drive many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go.”

Honest Abe was being gut-level honest when he said that. Continue Reading…