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  1. I enjoyed your last post, and so often we read encouragements to put those roots down. Thanks for digging deeper and giving us the reason why. It’s not just about us!

  2. Love this Rachel!! I love the tree analogy as well, I also have a tree analogy when I speak on wellness! 🙂 Great practical tips for any situation. Nicely done!

  3. Thank you for extending the idea of putting down roots and using the leaves God grows to provide refuge for others in simple, concrete ways. Joining you from Intentional Tuesday.

  4. What a great post! As we allow the Holy Spirit to take authority over our emotions and our flesh, the fruit of the Spirit flows through us–love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self control! Many blessings to you ❤️

  5. Wonderful points! In empathy, we listen. And that is what I want to bring to others on my daily walk. Today I was nourished by another, and appreciated all he did, exampling all the points you have made.

    1. Author

      Awww, Lynn, that’s so nice that you received nourishment from another person. So wonderful when we have someone to turn to.

  6. Rachel, I love the ways you suggest being a refuge to others. One thing I might add is to pray right then with the person. Stopping and praying right then doesn’t come naturally to me. But I’m trying because I’ve heard the relief in their voice, knowing we had prayed together. Thanks for sharing. : )

    1. Author

      You’re right – praying then with the person is a good thing to do. It doesn’t come naturally to me either but I often feel nudged to do it.

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