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Anyone else feeling like they need a pick me up?

Hey Friends!!! I have entered this beautiful but tiring seasons of the last stretch towards delivery! I have found myself excitingly in the 3rd trimester of baby number 5, looking at the finish line ahead makes me so nervously anxious! I struggle with being…

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As Iron Sharpens Iron … How God Uses Different Kinds of Friends in Our Lives

  This is shared with us by permission of Mary Rabe. Thank you Mary for helping us look at the different and essential roles our friends play in our lives!  I have been blessed throughout my life with many sweet friendships, and have noticed through…

On Feeling Left Out

Our RaisingRices community is so blessed to be uplifted and challenged by one of our own Mary Rabe! Thank you for Mary for sharing this with us and helping us all grow! This article that we asked Mary to write about for our readers is being…

Tearing Out Emotional Vines – Mary Rabe

Tearing Out Emotional Vines By Mary Rabe The other day I went to a friend’s new house to help her pull ivy up from around a big tree she has in the front yard. The ivy had started out manageable, but when the previous…

SAY YES – Mary Rabe

Say Yes BY: MARY RABE This last weekend I did something I have never done, and never really thought I would ever do: I responded to an altar call…at a church I’ve never really been to…in front of many people I’ve never met. Those…

Dear Kids I have No idea what I am doing!

Dear Kids, I Have No Idea What I’m Doing By Mary Rabe Dear Kids, I don’t know if you are aware of this or not, but I have no idea what I’m doing. This parenting thing? Yeah, I‘m pretty much winging it. Even after…

Let Him Change You – Mary Rabe

  Let Him Change You By: Mary Rabe I think one of the hardest and scariest things to do is also one that can reap the greatest rewards in our lives: to let God change us. I’ve had firsthand experience with this throughout my life,…

“Seasons of Fear”

I am always inspired, moved and motivated after reading my dear friend and guest writer Mary Rabe’s words! Thank you Mary for always being vulnerable and willing to encourage us! “Seasons of Fear” By MARY RABE My oldest son started having some pretty scary medical symptoms a few…

Own Your Flavor!

  “Own Your Flavor” By: MARY RABE Hi, my name is Mary and I am a people pleaser. Well, I am a recovering people-pleaser. For most of my life I have cared too much about what people think, and I have just desperately wanted to…

Protect Kids Ears

When I was pregnant with our 4th sweetie pie for our Gender Reveal we did a fun event where mu husband got to shoot and blow up a box with explosives in it and a colored chalk, to reveal either blue or pink. My…

RESOURCES – Family Bible Time

As a mom I am finding myself looking desperately for support and resources to help me along my journey of Raising my beautiful Rice children. There are so many GREAT resources out there! I wanted to share a few favorites with you guys, in…

Being Ordinary

“Being Ordinary” By: Guest Writer MARY RABE I’m the kind of person that has always had pretty high ideals and lofty goals. I strive for excellence in everything I do. My mantra is “always do your very best”, and I have a seed planted…

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