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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Teaching Your Child to Hear God’s Voice

By Barbara Rainey | September 20, 2017 | 9 Comments

By Tracy Lane & Barbara Rainey “Mommy, why do you always pray that I’ll listen to what God tells me to do? How do I even know if He’s talking to me? What does God’s voice sound like?” It was a fair question in reference to my (Tracy) bedtime prayer script. Every night I lay […]

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My Helper, My Friend

By Barbara Rainey | May 31, 2017 | 11 Comments

One of my greatest joys in recent years is the discovery that the Holy Spirit, most misunderstood member of the Trinity, is my dearest Friend.  It is He who whispers truth to me, like the time I was longing for a more youthful face and I casually prayed, “Lord, what can I do?”  Almost immediately […]

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A Prayer for Your Community … Every Day of the Week

By Janel Breitenstein | May 24, 2017 | 9 Comments

As we’re launching the next generation of adults out into the world, into communities, let’s focus on praying for our community this week. There are needs all around us. As you pray, pray for a graduate you know who can impact his or her new community for God’s glory. Sunday: Spiritual Needs Bread of Life, […]

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