Training is not an optional extra

  • Rachel Macdonald
  • 4 January 2016

I recently attended the EQUIP Women Leaders Conference . It was a fantastic time of discussion and discovery. I had several ‘light bulb’ moments… and one moment of despair.

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Praying while peeling eggs

  • Rachel Macdonald
  • 14 August 2017

When someone gives me a gift, or teaches me something, or takes me somewhere, whenever I use or do or visit in the future, I pray for them.

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How to stay focused during group prayer

  • Rachel Macdonald
  • 7 March 2018

A few different ways to stay on task while listening and agreeing with the person praying aloud on your behalf.

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Sermon note-taking does actually work

  • Rachel Macdonald
  • 11 April 2018

When I glance around my church during the sermon, I don’t see many moving pens or pencils. I do see lots of open Bibles, and a couple of people furiously typing with their thumbs.

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Behold, your mother!

  • Rachel Macdonald
  • 23 April 2018

We are intimidated by the communal approach to life displayed by the early church in Acts 2. We are terrified of being defrauded, of suffering wrong. We skim right over having “glad and generous hearts”.

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The pastor in your background

  • Rachel Macdonald
  • 10 October 2018

Who’s had the most influence on your Christian development?

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There is no such thing as worldly security

  • Rachel Macdonald
  • 10 December 2018

The Lord is equally in control in both the times when he provides many material comforts and those when he tells us to make do.

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Toddlers and the wrath of God

  • Rachel Macdonald
  • 4 March 2019

It’s astonishing how quickly my blood can go from body temperature to boiling when my child disobeys me, and how tempting it can be to give in to the rage.

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Small and cute opportunities for evangelism

  • Rachel Macdonald
  • 1 April 2019

I am very visible to my neighbours. Every time they stop to wave at my daughter, I find out a little bit more about them, and they about me.

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