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Real Refreshment - The Podcast

Rachael Carman
Welcome to the Real Refreshment podcast!

Join us as we dive into motherhood at the foot of the throne with your host Rachael Carman! If you are tired, overwhelmed, and feeling alone, this is the place for you.

A place for real moms, with real stories, seeking real refreshment found only in the living God. You can visit to join her online community of moms who are taking the dare to be in the word themselves as a top priority in the journey of motherhood.
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90. Finishing Strong (part 2 of 2)
May 25, 2023 - 38 min
How do you finish well in a world that seems so hard and heavy at every turn? How do you hold the tension between joy and pain? Follow along today to get an insight of how to do these things through the lens of scripture. See for privacy information.
89. Finishing Strong (part 1 of 2)
May 23, 2023 - 35 min
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88. Five Things You Need to Know Before Choosing Curriculum (pt 2 of 2)
May 18, 2023 - 29 min
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87. Five Things You Need to Know Before Choosing Curriculum (pt 1 of 2)
May 16, 2023 - 30 min
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86. Encouragement for Moms (part 3 of 3)
May 11, 2023 - 34 min
How do you use your hands and posture to serve your children but ultimately the Lord? Listen in today to gain your final encouragement from me as I strive to cast a bigger vision on loving our children well.  See for privacy information.
85. Encouragement for Moms (part 2 of 3)
May 9, 2023 - 33 min
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84. Encouragement for Moms (part 1 of 3)
May 7, 2023 - 31 min
We all need a pick me up from time to time, especially when motherhood is so hard. We have to be reminded of the joys that come along with our beautiful babies. Come along with us today asI encourage you with the Book of Luke. See for privacy information.
83. Meditate & Memorize: Psalm 145
May 2, 2023 - 34 min
It is time for our May M&M on Psalm 145! A Psalm of praise even when life gets hard. Remember to check out our website for resources that can help you with you M&M studies.See for privacy information.
82. The Apostle Peter (part 5 of 5) - Confident
April 27, 2023 - 38 min
The home stretch! The last episode of our Peter Series is finally here. Listen in today to get a full overview of what we have been talking about the last 5 podcasts and how Peter's life has changed from cocky to confident. See for privacy information.
80. The Apostle Peter (part 3 of 5) - Confused
April 20, 2023 - 34 min
What does it look like to be confused when it comes to our faith and the way that we look at what Jesus did on the cross for us. Peter gives us a perfect example and we are going to dive deep into that today. See for privacy information.
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Meet Your Host
Meet Your Host
I had it going on—or so I thought. After surviving sixty-three months of pregnancy, countless sleepless nights, and 35,000+ diapers, this former control freak encountered God’s grace. And I’m here to encourage you to do the same! I love encouraging and inspiring moms to grow deeper in their walk and relationship with our Heavenly Father.

You will be affirmed in your role as a mother as I speak of my own struggles with perfectionism and impatience and share my challenges, failures, and victories amid the ever-changing seasons of life. My honesty will surprise you, and my humor will put you at ease.

I’ve been married to my beloved, Davis, since 1986; our life has been a roller-coaster ride with God at the controls. We have seven kids and let me tell you our family loves to laugh! I enjoy playing in the dirt, eating dark chocolate, and walking on the beach. My husband and I own Apologia Educational Ministries, I’m an author and speaker—I am passionate about helping moms not only survive motherhood, but draw near to the Father and thrive in motherhood.

I’m so glad you’re here,


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