About Me

Hi!  My name is Bev Rihtarchik. I have been married for over seven years to my wonderful, godly husband. He stole my heart so, I stole his name. We have two adult children and just said farewell to our third fur-baby, Topper, our beloved beagle. 




I became a Christ follower at the age of 13, and though I've persevered through many seasons of suffering, God has been true to His promise of never forsaking me. I have struggled for many years with an anxiety disorder (OCD) and depression. I have come to accept, and yes, even embrace this "thorn in my side" because it always brings me back to a daily reliance and dependence on God. Truly, apart from Him, I can do nothing! (John 15:5)

I was sidelined for six years with six successive sugeries. Bored to tears and climbing the wall, I heeded God's nudge to begin writing again. My little blog Walking Well With God navigated it's way to the laptop of a young Christian man, halfway around the globe, who had just started a small homeschool for impoverished and persecuted children. From that humble seed, Redeemer Christian Foundation, Inc. was born. Check out the MISSIONS tab for more information on our school, vocational sewing program, and spiritual outreach in the community we serve in Southern Asia.


Having lived in the south for over twenty years, I consider myself a southern gal, but my blood still bleeds black and gold for my Pittsburgh sports teams. 





I've always been a writer at heart and am honored and humbled to have you here at my blog! These are not my words, but God speaking through me. My prayer is that the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart will be acceptable in His sight. 

So welcome, pull up a comfy chair and a cup of java and join me -- I'm so glad you're here!


16 comments:

  1. Beth Williams--banjos37@yahoo.comFebruary 3, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Bev,

    Congratulations on your marriage! I pray God blesses this marriage for a lifetime!!!

    Your posts on (In) Courage have inspired me and I have prayed for you during your wedding and subsequent honeymoon! :) Blessings to you!

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    1. Beth,
      Thank you SO much for your heartfelt prayers! We had a truly wonderful day and a terrifically relaxing honeymoon! Yesterday we moved (with the help of movers) all of my husband's belonging into the house so now we are living in "box land" lol. Guess I know what I'll be busy doing...thanks again for your blessings and well wishes!!
      Love in Christ,
      Bev

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  3. Dear Sister Bev, its really Good to be here and and to get an opportunity to write for you , you are truly servant of JESUS Christ , and have a Heart like HIM.
    I blessed to be a part of your life you are an angel to us sent by God for us ..
    AMEN ,
    I PRAY TO THE LORD HE ALWAYS KEEPS YOU IN HIS WINGS ,, AND BLESSED YOU ABUNDANTLY, Amen
    YOUR IN HIS SERVICE
    ANOSH YAQOOB

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    1. Anosh,
      You and the children at the orphanage have been such a blessing to me! Daily you lay down your life and take up your cross to follow Jesus. You see people persecuted for their faith every day yet you press on to spread the good news of the Gospel.
      Blessings to you!!
      Bev

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  4. Sister Bev, OUR LIFE HAS GIVEN BY THE LORD JESUS , AND JESUS HAS LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR US HE SUFFERS FOR US SO WE CAN FEEL NO SUFFER IN OUR LIFE.. HE GAVE HIS LIFE SO WE CAN HAVE THE LIFE AND NO ONE CAN STEAL THIS EVERLASTING LIFE FROM US , EVERY DAY HE GAVE US NEW BREATH NEW DAY, ITS GIVE ME COMFORT TO TAKE CROSS AND FELLOW JESUS.. ITS SO NICE AND BLESSED FULL THINGS WHEN WE LIVE FOR OTHERS AND SACRIFICE FOR THESE CHILDREN .....
    AND YES SISTER YOU ARE ALSO A BLESSING OF THE LORD FOR US ...!!!!
    YOUR IN HIS LOVE
    ANOSH

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  5. Bev, you are an inspiration to me. I am a Yankee as well. A Buckeye, actually. I also love to write and have more filled journals than eye shadow colors. I have come to embrace that God has made me unique and I've learned to live with anxiety and rely on the Lord for my security. I enjoy reading your comments on InCourage. Thanks for being brave and sharing what God is doing in your life!

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  6. Tricia,
    Thank you so much for your very kind words...always good to meet a sister Yankee! I love the line "more journals than eye shadow colors" lol. Anxiety, does, indeed, always bring me back to a place of dependence and reliance upon the Lord which is where I really need to be anyway. I'm glad my honesty in sharing my journey has resonated with your heart. Welcome and blessings,
    Bev xx

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  7. I was raised a Yankee, but my mom is from the South.
    I started writing about 25 years ago (not including my diary as a teen or the required writing that I did for school.) But I didn't enter the blogging world until over a year ago.
    Would I be welcome to join you if I'm drinking a chai or a steaming cup of Earl Grey instead? :)

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  8. Ruth,
    Welcome sister Yankee! Yes, I always keep a tea kettle on my stove top in case someone stops by and would like a cup of tea :) You are always welcome at my table. So good to have you here!!
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

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  9. Hello Bev~
    I've read many of your encouraging words in the responses to (in)courage.com daily articles. You are an early bird, as I am. I'm just much more reluctant to writing any responses, because you always have such beautiful and touching responses. So today I decided to 'sneak a peak' into your Blog, to learn more about you and your writings.

    First off, let me say, I pray you are healing and feeling better. It has been such a horrible start to the winter bugs going around. So I will continue to pray for a quick recovery and no reoccurrences.

    You are such an inspiration, as a Blogger-want-to-be (I have 2 Blogs, but they are just trials to dabble in the writing world), with your words or as you so humbly state "God speaking through you". He has chosen such a wonderful disciple to help share the realness of being one of His children in the real-world with real-life thorns.

    I believe I too have gone through some difficult seasons, so that He can use me as a vessel to help others going through similar times. But I feel so lost in where to start or how to deliver His message. I also looked up the "She Speaks" conference (I guess I missed this information on Proverbs 31 or (In)courage), so glad you shared that on (In)courage today.) Did you feel like it's worth going to, to try to get inspired to be God's vessel in the social media world? It looked amazing, but I also don't have a Book in the makes and my blogging is so amateur still.

    One more thing that was so fun to see on your Blog bio...my husband also bleeds black and gold (his family is in Northern Pittsburgh), and we too live in the South.

    Prayers for your well-being and renewed health. Thanks for your touching Godly words.
    Blessings for the CHRISTmas season!!!
    ~Nancy

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  11. Stopping by from the Inspire Me Monday Link-up! Your post on the cross today took me back to Israel to the site believed to be the crucifixion site by many Christians... and the most powerful thing I experienced there was the empty tomb! Significant as it is that the Son of God would die for us, what sets us apart from any other religion is that we serve a living God! The hope of the resurrection changes everything--and as I see the incredible sacrifice on Golgotha's hill, the consolation is that He conquered sin and death and hell! Happy to meet/connect with you! <3

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  13. Beautiful Bev. Nice to meet you. I'm from Johnstown, Pa. But now live about 40 minutes from Pittsburgh. Blessings.
    Visiting from https://simplycoffeeandjesus.com/

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    1. Hi Paula,
      Sorry so slow in responding. Always great getting to know someone from "back home." Welcome! I need to stop by YOUR place!

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