A Prayer for my Daughter

By Barbara Rainey | April 18, 2018 | 6 Comments

Developing a secure, confident identity is not easy for women today, and I suspect it never has been easy through the ages. The challenge for parents with their daughters is affirming God-created female traits apart from social norms or stereotypical roles. Our concept and understanding of God’s intentions is often clouded by our culture, our […]

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A Prayer for my Son

By Barbara Rainey | April 11, 2018 | 5 Comments

A four-part series aired in the month of March on Fox News focused squarely on the problems facing American men today. It was both sobering and overwhelming to see the mountain of facts and data and to know the trend cannot be corrected quickly. But it also reminded me of the high value, the world […]

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How to Worship the Newborn King

By Barbara Rainey | December 13, 2017 | 4 Comments

It was a beautiful, unexpected Christmas gift. Big, fluffy, light-as-a-feather snowflakes began tumbling from the sky late on Christmas afternoon. As daylight faded, the white crystals had already accumulated several inches deep and the sky showed no signs of the heaven sent gift retreating. A Christmas snow seems magical, soft, and cozy. It’s the way […]

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Making the Holidays Merry

By Barbara Rainey | November 29, 2017 | 7 Comments

How do you focus on creating a magical holiday experience for your children, your family, when your teenaged son or daughter is struggling with identity, acting out their confusion and fears? And you, Mom, are taking the brunt of it. Your parents are getting a divorce, and though you are married with a child of […]

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When It Feels Like All Hell Has Broken Loose

By Barbara Rainey | November 1, 2017 | 10 Comments

How do we rest in this chosen-ness? When it feels as if all hell has broken loose, how do we stand? I’ve talked to friends recently who are waking each morning wondering what news awaits that day with children who are wandering from the faith, making choices that frighten their parents, fears those parents feel […]

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