Rachael M Colby—Born and raised in Jamaica. Resides on the East Coast of USA. Jesus junkie since 1987. Married, mom of four. Beach bum, artist, work in progress, avid Tweeter—#HealthyFaithChat leader. Award-winning writer.

I want to show you God’s grace and how much He loves you.

Journey to Here


Welcome, dear reader!

In September 2014 I figured I should type up the twenty-six pieces I had written over the course of about ten years for my children since no one can read my handwriting. But then, one day in October, after 27 years of salvation, I had a fresh encounter with God. I’ve been writing ever since.

My inspiration springs from people and situations surrounding me and my walk with God. The goal is to write myself and others out of the predicaments we encounter and bring us face to face with The One who is The Way.

I want to take these words that God has given me and throw them as far as I can so they can impact others for Jesus. I have asked Him if I could write for Him. I have asked Him if I could have a word in season for someone. I am praying, “Give me words to praise You Lord.”

Here I am, Lord. Use me.


And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
‭‭II Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference 2022
1st Place Selah Award – Articles in Print for The Integration of Oak Ridge, under D. Ray Smith’s Historically Speaking column in the Oak Ridger newspaper. (Prelude to my nonfiction book.)
2022 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference 2022 Foundations Awards: 
1st Place – Children’s Picture Books | 2nd Place – Essays
2022 Selah Awards Finalist – Articles in Print
2021 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Foundations Awards – Devotions 2nd Place | Articles 3rd place
2020 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Foundations II Award
Articles and Essays – 1st place
2020 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Foundations II Award
Poetry – 1st Place
2020 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Foundations II Award Poetry – 3rd Place
Serious Writer Awards – 1St Annual Writer of the Year 2020 SEMI-FINALIST

©2016, 2022 Rachael M Colby | Tattoo It On Your Heart

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  1. I love the charge to God “Here I am Lord, Use Me.” I read this as an open invitation to God from a totally surrendered life. Great post ma’am. Thank you!


    1. Thank you: praise God, and welcome, JD! 🙂 Yes, that is an open invitation to God. It took a bit to get here- so grateful for His grace. Surrender to Him is the only way to win, you know? And where else shall we go? He alone has the words of life.


    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words and for following, Michelle. Membership in The Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild is one of the best investments I’ve ever made. Hope you’re enjoying Jerry’s incredible teaching as well as that of all the other writing instructors he brings in for classes.

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    1. Welcome! Thank you; praise God. Thank you for visiting my site. Hope you come back often. I really appreciate your patient, excellent, customer service today, Jason, as tech is not my forte.


  2. Beautiful, Rachael! I remember being in awe of the poem you gave me last year, and am excited to read more if your writing! God bless you in His leadings…


  3. Rachael I love your story and love what God is doing through you. Continue writing and leading people to Christ! Thank you for speaking is us and our endeavor to help the victims here in Ecuador. It has been a blessing that you would help us network for our campaign. We so appreciate all the linking of hearts. May God bless you abundantly 💜


  4. Hi my beautiful friend in Cape Cod who I miss so much! I love your new blog! This is your thing, I love it, love your writing and of course your amazing message. Love you and see you soon!! xox


    1. It is so scary stepping into the light, into the place called vulnerable, that He called me to many years ago. (More on that another time). Well, here I am; finally. Pray for me please, that God would give me words to glorify and draw others to Him.


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