Real Refreshment

Come, be refreshed!

Rooted LogoI know moms and women spend long days pouring into the lives of others, which often leaves them parched and in need of spiritual and practical refreshment. Trust me, as a wife, homeschooling mama of seven, author, and international speaker, I am familiar with the unique needs of women.

Real Refreshment started with my desire to help women learn to live at the foot of the throne, to lean into Jesus when the demands of life leave them feeling empty. I am here to encourage women to support one another and to seek heavenly refreshment rather than the artificial pleasures offered by this world.

Real Refreshment in PrayerWhen you bring a Real Refreshment event to your church, group, or region, I work with your team to create a customized experience, tailored to your particular ministry needs. Practical activities and games are combined with a solid message and worship to create an encouraging and inspiring experience. View my list of talks and then let’s work together to create an event for women to gather for worship, discipleship, mentoring, fun and games, and of course chocolate.

I am passionate about bringing women together, we need a relationship with each other and it needs to be grounded in our relationship with Christ. We are stronger when we are joined in faith and we need to intentionally cultivate these critical relationships. This is the heart of Real Refreshment.

Experience what women from all over the country have found.



“Rachael’s enthusiasm and passion for God’s word was contagious! I came in tired after a long day, but I left with a lighter heart and a renewed energy to serve my family. Her team brought it with the worship and the games, I haven’t laughed like that in a long time! I hope she comes back next year, I need more mom-to-mom teaching in my life. She gets me!”  -Lynn L.

“I would tell moms everywhere to jump at the chance to hear Rachael preach. I was reminded of how much the Father loves me and recommitted to being His hands and feet in my home. She loves Jesus and she helps me be a better mom – what more is there? Thank you, Rachael, for bringing your event to Teach Them Diligently!” -Joy

“I have attended TTD and Rachael Carman’s sessions every year since I first attended her session five years ago. Crazy hard things have happened in my family. And without mentors like Rachael Carman I don’t think I would have been spiritually prepared. – Rosanna G.

“Such a pleasure to (although briefly) meet you at Books and Beyond. It’s such a helpful venue that I’m so grateful my friend Cheryl Bastian has been led to organize. My husband and I enjoyed the encouragement and inspiration from the talks by you and your husband, elated that you point so boldly to our Almighty God.” -Emily