honest words

a gentle reminder that it’s okay to stop faking it.

  When I was a little girl, I might just have been the queen of pretending. Almost every memory of play I can remember revolves around an imaginary world of pretending I was a princess, or a famous singer, a wife and mommy, a girl who lives alone in the woods surviving on berries and… Continue reading a gentle reminder that it’s okay to stop faking it.

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when you need bubble wrap for your heart

“The human heart is exquisitely fragile. Our judgments need to be gentle, our understanding deep, and our forgiveness wide.” – Ron Rolheiser **** If I’m completely honest, I would admit that I haven’t exactly hit the ground running in 2016. The new year, which is supposed to be a time filled with fresh starts and newly… Continue reading when you need bubble wrap for your heart

authentic stories

on betrayal, divorce, & healing: Rebecca’s story

{The main purpose of this blog is to be a place to be authentic and honest with ourselves and with the rest of the world. Now, I realize that is just not everyone’s cup of tea. Some would say it is best to let secrets lie and to keep the dirt of life hidden under the… Continue reading on betrayal, divorce, & healing: Rebecca’s story

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things that glitter and syrian refugees

This morning I sat in church in my shiny gold pants, coffee cup in hand, completely unprepared for my heart to be wrecked, as I was reminded of the situation over in Syria, and of the church’s call to respond. At the end, the last song had been sung, the music had ended, everyone was… Continue reading things that glitter and syrian refugees

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my letter to the girl who fell flat on her face in front of the entire world

  Dear Korin, I’m honestly not a huge TV person except for when I’m unpacking my suitcase from a trip or folding piles of laundry, it just makes the whole process less painful. Tonight while unpacking my suitcase… and oddly enough, folding clothes, I flipped the channel to The Voice in which you were just beginning… Continue reading my letter to the girl who fell flat on her face in front of the entire world

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the day i learned the truth about super-heroes

When I was a little girl and old enough to love anyone, my dad became my first love and my hero. I was his princess and I knew it. At the moment I was old enough to love him back, I handed him that big ole daddy super hero cape to fit into for life.… Continue reading the day i learned the truth about super-heroes

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let’s just be honest.

Hi ! Welcome to theREALrachelrowell.com! I could tell you that the reason behind starting a brand new blog from scratch is growth, or that I’m just such an awesome person that I need multiple blogs to contain my amazingness. But the honest truth is that my stellar memory and organizational skills got me a fast… Continue reading let’s just be honest.