About

Hi, I’m Rachel. I snatched up the domain name ‘uncovering mercy’ a really long time ago for a really different reason. It’s main purpose is now a personal blog for our *growing family* (thank you Jesus!), originally, however, that could not have been further from the truth. Ever walked through back to back seasons in life that are the polar opposite from one another? Sure you have. We have too. This is where I’ll talk about it…because the Lord is good. So good. And, you know, I never would have been able to say that with my whole heart until I walked through a time when I thought He wasn’t. His mercy carried me through. Carried my marriage through. And has given us the grace to receive the promise of this next season. His mercy is always there…the hard part is noticing it. Amen? Amen.

 

if you’re in the mood, you can check out where I inappropriately used to blog too much personal stuff on my wedding and portrait photography business blog: www.rachelbrooksblog.com :)

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Rachel
    I happened to land on your blog today – maybe one of those coincidences that are not really coincidences. Anyway.
    I really enjoyed reading your most recent blog, and I especially appreciated your honesty.
    My hubby and I’ve had kind of a sucky year. Well, not really ‘kind of’.
    After trying to conceive for 2 (long) years, we finally fell pregnant at the end of last year, but we lost the baby just before new year. I felt utterly devastated.
    Three months later I underwent treatment again, and beyond all my expectations, fell pregnant again! However, the pregnancy lasted even shorter than the first, and we lost the baby at just 5 weeks. Is there a word to describe how you feel beyond devastation?

    I’ve known Jesus since the age of 4. I grew up as a pastor’s kid. Baptised in water and the Holy Spirit. I’ve experienced miracles, seen countless healings, lived through church revivals and church splits. I won’t say that I’ve ‘seen it all’, but I think I’ve experienced a pretty good chunk of it. Through it all, I’ve always believed that God is Good. And since I’ve had a relatively good and easy life – it’s been easy to believe.

    Now, in the midst of my sorrow, I’m realising that I don’t really know what I believe anymore. My solid foundations have been shaken. My question to you is – How can God be good AND be in control of everything? Is it actually possible? I know it’s not really fair to expect an answer, so I won’t. I just thought I’ll throw it out there….
    Can God be in control of everything that happens to me and be GOOD?

  2. Hi Rachel! I found your blog through Paige’s photog blog. I was looking for maternity photographers in the southern MS area as I live in Biloxi. I am due in April and been searching for a specific style of photos. Paige has got it and while looking at your pics, so do you! Love it! I also read through your birth story…inspirational. I still have some studying up on birthing plans and the like. One thing I did notice and must know is where you got your maternity clothes. I am in love with all the outfits I have seen you wear in your pics and I have been to Target, Kohl’s, and the BX on Keesler (I am military) and did not find anything like it. Your dresses just look so comfortable! You have great style! Even interior decorating too for your nursery! Alright, enough gushing. Hope you are having a great weekend with your family!

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