The Gift of Listening

By Renee Swope | January 25, 2022 | 1 Comment

With so many things competing for our time and attention, how many of us moms are struggling with really listening to our kids? Our guest writer today, Renee Swope, gives us some great insight into this common issue and helps us understand the importance of this gift. We hope you’ll enjoy hearing her wisdom. I […]

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When the Doctor Recommended I Terminate My Pregnancy, I Had a Choice to Make

By Tracy Lane | January 24, 2022 | 3 Comments

Today’s post is from my sweet friend Tracy Lane, mom of three, whose life was defined forever by a routine visit to her OB doc during her second pregnancy. Since that day she and her husband have experienced more ups and downs than the biggest roller coaster imaginable. But those curves and twists have taught […]

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Pro Adoption is Pro Life

By Barbara Rainey | January 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

This week, as we mark the anniversary of the Roe v Wade ruling in 1973, I wanted to send a quick note about a talk Dennis and I gave a few years ago about the sanctity of life. In this podcast called Pro Adoption is Pro Life, we share five truths we’ve learned  around God’s […]

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One Amazing Story from the Marshall Fire

By Dennis Rainey | January 17, 2022 | 5 Comments

Today’s post is by my best friend, my husband Dennis. He is man of many gifts, one of which is telling stories. It’s always been true of him but I’ve just recognized it clearly in these last four years and both of us are learning and relearning things about each other. Today he is telling […]

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When God Doesn’t Give You What You Desperately Want

By Kristen Clark | January 12, 2022 | 3 Comments

Today’s post is by Kristen Clark.  Kristen has confronted first hand what it’s like to ask God for a deep desire of our hearts, but to receive in answer what can be perceived as a deep disappointment. We hope you will enjoy her story and hearing about God’s work in her life.   Standing in […]

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Spiritual Life Skills? (Do I Even Have Time for That?)

By Janel Breitenstein | January 10, 2022 | 6 Comments

It’s a true delight to introduce you to my friend Janel Breitenstein who I’ve known since her family moved to Little Rock when she was in high school. Since she graduated from college she and I have worked together on quite a few writing projects. She has also been a frequent guest writer on the […]

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Create in Me in 2022

By Barbara Rainey | January 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

As an artist I especially enjoy thinking of Jesus, who created the universe, “who holds all things together” (Colossians 1:17) as the Divine Artist. The maker of snowflakes! The intricate delicacy of each tiny crystalline form speaks of brilliant design. (If you want a reminder, look at these stunning photos.) The Trinity of Beauty cannot create […]

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Friends and Family #12 – Looking Forward to 2022

By Barbara Rainey | December 28, 2021 | 4 Comments

Merry Christmas everyone! December began with three days for Dennis and me in a cabin at Mount Magazine, the highest mountain in Arkansas. The views are truly impressive. We enjoyed the slower pace and the opportunity to focus on writing with no distractions. I started a writing series of blog posts on “Disappointed With God” […]

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3 Ways to Savor the Savior This Week

By Barbara Rainey | December 27, 2021 | 8 Comments

Stop for a minute. Yes, Christmas Day is now over, but don’t hurry to box up the ornaments and purge the regalia from your home! Recently on December 26 a national morning show featured an “expert” happily talking about packing away decorations and properly disposing of your Christmas tree. “It’s time to move on” was the […]

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The Newborn Babe Is Lord of Lords

By Barbara Rainey | December 24, 2021 | 3 Comments

Have your children or you ever acted bossy over a younger brother or sister? Were your parents heavy handed and authoritative? Has a friend you thought was a friend actually been more of a master? Maybe you played for a coach who acted like a dictator or a 5-star-general. Our world is full of small […]

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