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The Lewis Note is a collection of stories, writings, and thoughts by Rachel Lewis. Here’s what Rachel says about what you will find on this site.
Hello friend. I’m Rachel.
I’m so glad you stopped in to my cozy little corner on the web, an intimate place where I delve in deep to the meaningful in life.
Here’s just a little about me and what you’ll find here:
I believe in the power of story. My story is not always pretty, but it is raw and real, truthful and transparent.
Sharing our stories is one of the most impactful ways we connect with each other. It’s a way to wrestle with who we are, discover what we believe, and clarify our deepest values.
My story here begins with my journey to family. You can read about the babies I loved and didn’t get to keep. The pregnancies that meant everything to me — a few resulting in babies in my arms, and too many resulting in grief in my heart.
I open up about adoption and fostering. How we learned to love. How we learned to let go.
But I have come to learn that the words I share here are about so much more than family. It’s holding space for each other. It’s about …
Learning to find hope when you feel like you’re barely hanging on.
Finding your people when you are certain you’re the only one going through something hard.
Becoming resilient in the face of deep pain and suffering.
Affirming the worth and value in all people.
Discovering a faith that I could live with. One I could lose with.
Trusting in a God who does not just save but also redeems.
So yes, you’ll find a lot of my stories in these pages. But I think as you read, you’ll discover a lot of what makes you YOU here, too: Your deep desires, fears, joys, hopes, losses and love.
So here’s to story …
A life intentionally lived.
And faith restored.
Welcome to my corner. I’m so glad to know you’re here.
Heather is a writer, author and story teller who’s primary purpose is living bold truths through raw faith.
She writes about marriage, changing careers, motherhood, mental health, community, celebration, self-care and how FAITH is the thing that brings us home.
Visit her website to see for yourself what Heather has to offer.
Most of us share a few common parenting goals. We want our kids to be successful. We want our kids to connect to something bigger than them. We want our kids to love and be loved.
But how can we use the precious few minutes we have today to work towards these goals? This site has a few strategic ideas.
Studio252.tv is a fun, kid-focused website filled with cues to help families grow in faith and character. It offers resources to help families connect at strategic times of the day and reinforce key biblical concepts through music, videos and activities.
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Cardus means main street. They are here seeking common good, even where streets are emptied and we’re apart.
Such flourishing can only happen if we truly understand how we work justly, how we live peaceably in our communities, how we learn well in our schools, how our families thrive, and how our laws support foundational freedoms.
Like all research organizations, Cardus operates within a philosophical framework. They are rooted in 2,000 years of Christian social thought, which they seek to apply to our modern social context.
They use independent research to support evidence-based policy and social analysis, facilitate robust public dialogue, and to produce thought-provoking commentary. As a non-partisan think tank and registered charity, Cardus welcomes public and institutional engagement with our work—agree or disagree.
FamilyLife Canada has been bringing help and hope to marriages and families for over 30 years.
This website is a great resource for your marriage and family.
We’re divided along party lines, poverty lines and, especially, racial lines. That division has crept into our churches as well. But that’s not how God designed the Church. In this free, 5-week video series and discussion guide, pastors J.D. Greear and Dhati Lewis unpack what it looks like to move toward genuine gospel community across racial lines.