The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Making Much of Easter

By Barbara Rainey | March 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you have followed me for very long you are already well aware that Easter is my favorite holiday and, in my view, the pinnacle of all our holidays as believers. Our life would be meaningless if Christ hadn’t died and purchased our salvation. Listen in today and hear how we have elevated Easter despite it […]

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Friends & Family March 2022

By Barbara Rainey | March 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

What a difference a few weeks make! Earlier this month Dennis and I went to the farm (my mom’s birthplace that my brothers and I inherited after her death in 2020) for a couple days. We wanted to check on work we’re having done to make repairs and updates to the over 100-year-old house. While […]

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3 Ways to Teach Your Children to Understand and Express Their Emotions

By Barbara Rainey | March 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

This is the conclusion of a two-part series on the importance of emotional security in your children. Read part one here. When you welcomed your first child into the world, if someone had asked you, “How will you teach this child about their emotions?” how would you have answered? I would have stared back wordlessly […]

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The Barbara Rainey podcast: Getting Ready to Release Your Teens

By Barbara Rainey | March 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Do you remember when you were 17 or 18 years old? Do you remember struggling with things like time management, learning the value of a dollar, and making sense of this crazy world? In today’s episode of The Barbara Rainey Podcast, Dennis and I talk about some of the lessons we learned while guiding our […]

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Why Developing Emotional Security in Your Children Matters

By Barbara Rainey | March 14, 2022 | 4 Comments

The room was small, dark, and silent. Stepping inside we saw three walls lined with baby cribs each occupied by a tiny baby. In the back corner a disengaged caregiver lifted her eyes in our direction. The babies were alone. Unattended. Silent. Our daughter Laura and I were part of an overseas medical mission team […]

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In Times of War, Our God, Our Mighty Fortress, Is Still “the Stability of Our Times”

By Barbara Rainey | March 10, 2022 | 3 Comments

Every day I trust the walls and roof of my house to remain stable, the roads on which I drive to remain solid. But those remaining in Ukraine now know the opposite; the constant sound of bombs and the experience of crumbling walls, falling roofs, and impassible roads … if those who stayed even have […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Preparing Your Heart for Easter

By Barbara Rainey | March 3, 2022 | 3 Comments

I have a question for you to ponder today … How do you celebrate Easter in your home? A few years ago I realized how very important Easter is and it actually surpassed Thanksgiving as my favorite holiday! I’ve always known it was important, but in the words of Paul, without Easter our faith would […]

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9 Questions to Help You Take an Honest Look at Your Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | February 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Does evaluating your marriage sound a little scary? Don’t be afraid to read this. Here’s why. Most of us regularly do maintenance of our cars and our homes. We take performance appraisals at work. Our kids are graded at school. But do we give our marriages even half this much focus? Your first thought is […]

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Friends & Family February 2022

By Barbara Rainey | February 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Happy shortest month everyone! As the days continue to speed by, this month’s letter to all of you is more of a deep dive into what I’m learning in my online class at Dallas Theological Seminary. But first here are two of my favorite photos from the Love Like You Mean It cruise we went […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Letters to My Daughters

By Barbara Rainey | February 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Good morning, dear friends!  This week has been busy getting back “in the swing of things,” after Dennis and I got home from FamilyLife’s Love Like You Mean It Cruise. It was a great week of seeing old friends, meeting new friends, and seeing God move in a mighty way, but I’m glad to be […]

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