(Hi Everyone!Β  Grace here, taking over the blog for Rachel’s Birthday!)

Hey-hey-hey, today is RACHEL’S BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Wowza… WhatΒ  a day to celebrate!Β  Truly, Rachel’s Birthday is one of THE best days of the year.Β  It’s an opportunity to not only CELEBRATE Rachel’s life, but also to remember (in a special way) all the things she does for us on a daily basis!!!Β  Things like making dinner, packaging orders for the family biz, mopping floors, answering countless customer service emails, cleaning off our beds so we can crawl right into them after a long days work, making cupcakes, filing our taxes, keeping us out of you-know-where by filing said taxes on time, and so on.Β  These are things that Rachel does everyday with a constancy that puts Christ’s enabling power on display.

SO every year Rachel takes a leap of faith and turns her blog over to me (Grace).Β  I like to use this opportunity to spice things up with random facts about Rachel, photo monologues, and even a bit of poetry at times.Β  BUT this year I’m turning the tables on YOU.Β  That’s right, I have created a quiz for you…… yes you!!Β  Rachel has been blogging for several years now, so I thought I’d put together a little quiz to test how much you’ve learned about her along the way.Β  So take the quiz, or don’t take take the quiz… but either way, comment below with a HAPPY BIRTHDAY for RACHEL (and if you do take it, include your score in your comment ;))!!!

(Make sure to press the “Submit My Answers” button at the very end or you won’t receive your score.Β  Also, at the very end, look for random facts below each answer ;))

And to finish off this post I’m also including Rachel’s answers to the 2017 Birthday questionnaire!

  1. How do you take your coffee? Black as a December night and as strong as steel. πŸ˜‰
  2. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why would you go there? I’d love to go to Ireland to hike across and photograph the ireland farmland!! πŸ˜„
  3. What’s your ultimate Dream job? HmmmmπŸ™ˆ I’m pretty thankful for the job I have now!?!!!
  4. If you were stuck on a deserted island with only 3 things, what would those 3 things be? My Bible, lifetime supply of food(including coffee beans), and a coffee maker! 😜
  5. Favorite verse of the year:β€œThe Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.” Psalms 147:11
  6. Favorite Song/hymn: How Firm a Foundation or THERE IS A FOUNTAIN FILLED WITH BLOOD πŸ™ˆ Can’t decide!!

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.Β  He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto God the Lord belong the issues from death.”Β  Psalm 68:19-20




About Rachel

"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword"; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 1:18-20

30 thoughts on “HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEL!!!!!

    1. β˜ΊοΈπŸ’— Elisha!! Thank you!!! Your birthday blessings made my day. It’s been a happy day!! πŸ’•

      Psalms 5:11

  1. Happy, happy birthday! πŸŽ‰ Those pictures are amazing and Rachel’s love for Jesus shines through. She is truly a sweet friend to me — always encouraging me in the things of Jesus. She knows just the right verse to encourage me when I need it. I pray the Lord richly blesses you in this coming year. Thank you isn’t enough for what you’ve done for me!

    Grace. Very clever on the quiz. I scored 58%. But hey, that kindergarten question wasn’t quite fair. Truth be told, I didn’t realize she helped with the schooling though. 😜

    Happy, happy birthday!!!! ❀️

    1. Aw!!! Thank you you so much Sarah!! Your birthday comment really blessed and humbled me. β˜ΊοΈπŸ’– I’m soooo thankful for your friendship and the ability to encourage each other in the Lord. You have been a blessing to me!! πŸ’“

      Haha, 58% isn’t bad!!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ’–
      Psalm 31:19

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! πŸŒΌπŸ°β˜•οΈ Have a very blessed day.
    I barely passed the quiz, πŸ™‚will have to read more carefully….. ditto sarah m. first paragraph.

    1. Thank you so much, Sharon!! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’›
      Hehe, well I don’t hold it against you. I even got one wrong!! πŸ˜„β€οΈ

      Psalms Ps 145:7

  3. Happy Birthday!!! I scored 100%, but then again I wrote the quiz so maybe that doesn’t count. πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

    1. Your score doesn’t count, Grace. πŸ’ Totally not. In fact, I am not sure if the other sisters’ should either. Lol. 😜 Y’all have an unfair advantage!

    2. Way to go on 100%!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ’–
      Thank you Grace! Your birthday posts always keep me laughing. β˜ΊοΈπŸ’›

      Psalms 23:5

  4. HAPPY Birthday wishes, Rachel! Prayers that this special day will be the best yet, and that the Lord gives you dozens more filled with faithful service to our Savior!πŸ˜„πŸŽ‰πŸ’•πŸ’• I SCORED 100%!

    β€œThe Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭126:3‬ ‭

    1. It’s been the best birthday yet!! Thank you so much, Micah. You’ve worked really hard to make it perfect!!! πŸ’•πŸ’— Way to go on the 100%! 😜

      Psalm 64:5 βœ¨πŸ’–

  5. A vErY hApPy BiRtHdAy To YoU, rAcHeL! The Perkins Family learned some things about you — thanks to Grace! My respect for you has grown!

    β€œLet no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

    “Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.” 1 Peter 3:3-4

    Thank you for being an example for me!

    Rebekah for The Perkins Family

    (PS — you share a birthday with my youngest brother, Timothy — AND my sister-in-love, Abbey!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind birthday note, Rebekah! It blessed me. β˜ΊοΈπŸ’›
      Hah, well I’m glad y’all learned a little more about me. πŸ™‹πŸΌ Grace always embellishes a bit so take all she says about me with a grain of salt! πŸ˜‰πŸ’•

      Psalm 73:28

  6. 🎢Happy Birthday to you (clap, clap), you live in a ZOO🐡🦁🐳….🎢🎡 😜
    Happy Birthday Rachel! You look really LOVELY in these pictures!!❀️

    1. Thank you so much, Lydia!! πŸ˜Šβ˜ΊοΈπŸ’— Thank you for helping make my birthday so beautiful!!

      Psalm 90:14

  7. Happy happy HAPPY birthday sweet friend!! Thinking of you today and may the Lord fill your special day with many good things and reminders of His love for you! Beautiful pictures. Thankful for you and your love for Him! πŸ’–πŸ’›πŸ’• Psalm62:12

    1. Thank you so much, Sarah!! πŸ’› Your birthday note really encouraged me this morning. God is faithful and I am truly thankful!! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’“

      Psalms 115:1

  8. Happy birthday Rachel πŸ˜‰!!

    Fun quiz GraceπŸ‘. I was wrong on four…Hobby Lobby, shopping, candles and having safe thoughts (I should have gotten that one right). πŸ€”

    1. Thank you! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’– Happy birthday to you(tomorrow!!), Kandace!!! πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ’›πŸ’• πŸ’πŸΌ 28 is pretty great. πŸ˜‰

      😝 well, you did pretty good!

  9. Happy Birthday!!! You’re so beautiful inside and out. Your example and encouragement this year have a been a blessing to me.
    Gorgeous photos and I love your coffee choice. The quiz was harder than I thought it would be!!

    1. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’“ Thank you soooo much for the happy birthday wishes, Leah!! Your continued kindness and friendship has been a great blessing this past year. God truly is gracious and I’m looking forward to seeing what the days ahead hold! He is faithful!

      πŸ˜„ And in regards to the pics, thank you!! Joel was the man behind the camera and gets all photo credits…. I had forgotten how challenging it can be to be in front of the lens. πŸ™Š Grace is good at making those quiz questions a bit of a challenge! ;)

      Psalm 84:12

  10. Miss Rachel~
    The greatest of blessings on your year ahead!!!!!
    “For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love you
    have shown toward His name in having ministered, and in still
    ministering to the saints.” ~Hebrews 6:10
    On the hilarious quiz I got a 92% score… but {*full disclosure*} only knowing you through the blog,
    some answers were purely guesses! The candle question got me tripped up! (May you enjoy lots & lots of frosting
    and the blackest of black coffee on your special day!) =)
    I admire your positive outlook and all the encouragement to keep holding fast to the Lord’s promises….
    HE is gracious and faithful in all our toughest of times!

    1. Laura, THANK YOU!! Your birthday comment brought a huge smile to my face. β˜ΊοΈπŸ’› WOW! 92%?! For only knowing me through my blog, you did a fantastic job(if we are going to by scores, you know me just as well as I know myself πŸ˜‰). Way to go! :D
      THANK YOU for encouraging me with your kind words tonight. Yes, amen. God has been so faithful + gracious and I know He will continue to be!
      My birthday overflowed with the blackest of coffee, sweetest frosting, and was made a extra special by your note. Thank you!! It was truly a beautifully blessed day and I am so thankful to God for His goodness.πŸ’–πŸŽ‰

      “For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory…” 84:11‬ ‭

  11. Happy Birthday, Rachel!!! I hope that you had a lovely day and that you have a wonderful year ahead! I did take the test and scored 58%…. ;)

    1. Thank you so much, Bethany!! I had an extremely lovely day! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’“ Way to go on the 58%. It was a tough quiz! πŸ˜‰

      Ps 61:7

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