Rachelle Dekker

About Rachelle Dekker

I write. End of story.

Holy Smokes – We Won a Christy Award!

Wow! The Choosing just won a Christy Award for Best Young Adult Novel. I can't believe it! I just want to thank The Christy Awards for this honor, my teams at both Tyndale Publishing House, and The Fedd Agency, my family, friends, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU here that have been so supportive this last [...]

2016-06-27T16:18:39+00:00 News|1 Comment

The Choosing is a 2016 Christy Awards Finalist

So excited and honored to hear that The Choosing has been nominated and is a finalist for the 2016 Christy Awards in both the First Novel and Young Adult categories. An emphatic Thank You to all of you wonderful readers, Blue Monkeys, and fellow adventurers who have joined me on this journey - you're support and enthusiasm are [...]

2016-11-05T15:12:32+00:00 News|0 Comments

Do you Trust God with your Identity? – Aleena Kroell

I must confess something: I love to take personality tests. It doesn’t matter if it’s on Buzzfeed or Strengthsfinder. There's just something fun about someone else evaluating you— seeing yourself through an unbiased view. Even if it’s just how old buzzfeed thinks I am based on my Netflix list or which character from Buffy the [...]

Of Love and Yoga Pants – by Catherine Jones Payne

I bought yoga pants today. It’s a simple statement, isn’t it? I went to Gander Mountain, took a pair of pants off the rack, tried them on in the dressing room, carried them to the counter, and swiped my credit card at the register. But it was not at all simple. Yoga pants are skin-tight. [...]

Beauty in the Imperfections – by Mickaela Casper

When I was asked to write on this topic, my first thought was that it was going to be super easy. I was excited about the opportunity to guest post and get my name out there. I didn’t realize how deep I’d have to delve within myself in order to get these words out. Beauty. [...]

Dressing Room Shame – by Rachelle Dekker

The dressing room was crowded, a dozen curtains hung up and down a long hallway capped with a three-way mirror. I could hear their voices drifting up into the air, talk of clothes and sizes, laughter over inside jokes and excitement around events to come. I was finished trying on the things I had taken [...]

Stop Lying: Effing Swan Part 1 – by Kelsey Keating

When I think about my greatest weakness, I think about failure. I think about my own low self-esteem, about failing, about never being good enough. Who am I not being good enough for? I honestly haven't the faintest clue. There's no one to be good enough for. I am who I am and there's no way around [...]