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How Rachel Met Peter: Love Story of God’s Provision – Pt. 14

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Finally, the time rolled around for the One Project – Newcastle, Australia.  This time, we didn’t just attend as participants.  We served as facilitators, who led out in the group discussion at our table.  In attending the One Project, we felt as though our lives had come full circle.  Instead of looking to simply take something from the two days of the gathering, we attended with the hope of facilitating the growth of others while growing in our relationship with Jesus and connecting with those around us. Welcome   Registration  The Prayer Room The Photo Booth The Stage One Project Swag […]

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How Rachel Met Peter: Love Story of God’s Provision – Pt. 13

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I’m interested in the idea of beginnings.  If you read the start of the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, you’ll notice that they each start differently, even though they all endeavor to tell the same story. It makes me wonder what’s significant about a story’s beginning. Very early on in our relationship, Peter and I knew we wanted to live our lives together.  We knew we wanted to have fun, share our difficult moments and serve God together.  That was our beginning.  For us, getting engaged was significant, yes, but also a formality.  We already knew we […]

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How Rachel Met Peter: Love Story of God’s Provision – Pt. 11

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Soon after Pete headed back to Australia, I felt his absence.  Within a few days he was back home and back into the routine of his life.  We had already planned that I would visit him in July for the One Project – Newcastle.  Despite knowing the schedule, Peter began to put little bugs in my ear, saying, Rachel, why don’t you come and visit me now?  You should come out and meet my family.  My parents would be so happy to meet you!  And then the clencher was, My father’s birthday is coming;, he’d be so happy to have […]

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How Rachel Met Peter: Love Story of God’s Provision – Pt. 6

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I was learning to practice the art of being still in my spiritual and emotional life.  It meant different things in different situations, but overall, I understood it to mean never moving ahead of God – not being led to make decisions based off of emotions alone because feelings are not the same as faith. The day after Peter and I hung out, he returned to Australia.  Knowing his flight was long and drawn out, I waited for almost a day to see if I heard word – a text or a FB update.  I wondered how he was.  Finally, […]

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How Rachel Met Peter: Love Story of God’s Provision – Pt. 5

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Before Australia was on my radar, I was beginning my third academic year running the Office of Communications at a University in the Middle East.  I loved my job.  It was where I found purpose.  I lived off of the buzz of energy generated by my work.  However, due to a series of events, I was beginning to feel that God was moving my life in a different direction.  I felt I should go back home to the US, however, I was very invested in the University, the country and the people.  I was invested in my work and in […]

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How Rachel Met Peter: Love Story of God’s Provision – Pt. 4

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I woke up the next day wondering where I could take Peter.  Knowing he’s a librarian, I settled on the Harold Washington Library, and I decided to let us figure out the rest. I opened my phone to check the time.  In checking the time, I also saw the date.  It hadn’t registered to me before, but providentially, it just so happened to be February 14, Valentine’s Day.  Oh no!  I thought to myself.  How awkward to go out with this guy that I barely knew on Valentine’s Day.  My mind quickly tried to think of how to downplay all […]