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Rachel Marie Kang is the author of Let There Be Art and the Social Media & Guest Post Manager for (in)courage. She is founder of The Fallow House and she lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children — connect with her at rachelmariekang.com.

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  1. Oh, Rachel. That is beautiful. I am going to print this and tack it to the wall above my desk in my kitchen where I can look at it often. It was such a reassuring and comforting letter- like a giant hug from God. Thank you,

  2. Thank you !! Such true and good news for a start of a new year and trusting God to be there at all times whether good or bad or just plain boring. Your, letter using His words, is for sure something to print and treasure the whole year.

  3. I can sooo relate! I have bins full of journals, cards, letters, poems from others, poems of my own! This is one of the most beautiful posts I have ever read! And i am definitely printing a copy of it and putting it into my catalog of favs! Thank you so much, Rachel! New Year Blessings to you, and all who visit InCourage!

    • One of my favorite things is to look back through old journals and reflect. Have yet to do that this year…but I hope I do soon. Wishing the same for you. So hugged to know you’ll be printing this piece out. Hope it fills up your heart every time you read it <33

  4. Allow me to use your phrase, “what or who is beautiful, enduring and true?”

    I can attest to very strong women in my family being beautiful. Beautiful inside and outside. They speak beautiful words and show beautiful kindness to others.

    These women show enduring love. I have watched these women express their enduring love as I grew up. From day to day these smart women also exhibited enduring compassion with the less fortunate in our neighborhood. I learned about the character traits of Christians from these two patient women. Once I was asked if I wanted to participate in a child’s activity during the summer. I really didn’t know that I had an ugly look on my face. Then I started to smile. But I was informed that God knew my true heart and I should always tell the truth if I don’t want to do something. And that it will not do anyone any good to pretend to have feelings about doing something for another person. It was stated to me that a person does not get credit for pretending to want to do something for another person.

    God sees your heart and you don’t get blessed for pretending because you are really telling a lie.

    The motive of your heart tells the story about your character.

    The strong, beautiful, enduring and true women are my Mother and Grandmother. I love them.

    With Gratitude,

    Brenda
    01/03/2024
    Happy New Year Everyone

  5. Rachel,

    God has given us many divine letters & stories tucked into books in the Bible. It is chocked full of promises & goodness. His most poignant letter for me wasn’t words but actions. It was when Jesus chose to obey his Father come down to broken Earth & die a horrible death just for us. Can’t wait to see what God has in store for us this year.

    Blessings 🙂

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