#11 | May 22, 2017

Pain, Beauty, & the Search For Something More

Singer-Songwriter Rachel Noel shares her struggle with mental illness; the effect it’s had on her life, and how through sorrow and pain, she’s experienced a new depth in her passion for music and worship. Rachel’s story encourages us to stay passionate even when you are not where you want to end up. She has learned to find grace for herself as she pushes towards her Nashville dreams.

You can find out more information about Rachel’s music and check for upcoming shows at: rachelnoelmusic.com

Highlights from the show:

“He [God] gives us permission to say NO to things that do not bring joy.”

Waiting on the Lord is not passivity. It allows God to lead.

“It’s one thing to lose another person, but it’s another to lose yourself.” — Rachel speaking on the toll her mental illness took on her. She says she wouldn’t wish it on her worst enemy, yet she admits she wouldn’t change her journey with it.”

Book Reference: Let your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker J. Palmer.

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