Becoming a More Grateful Woman, and Teaching Children to Give Thanks Too (Part One)

By Barbara Rainey | November 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

While there were many things that I loved about being a mom, I hated it when my kids complained, often multiple times daily. With six children someone was always unhappy about something – what they had to eat, where they had to sit, who they had to sit next to, what they had to wear, […]

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Give Thanks Together: Four Weeks of Gratitude Week 4

By Barbara Rainey | November 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

“Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.” Psalm 50:15 Knocking knees around an overflowing Thanksgiving table is the perfect time to remember. Families share inside jokes from that one vacation. Remember whens from funny parenting mistakes. I can’t believe we…from adult childhood admittance. All of […]

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Give Thanks by Praising: Four Weeks of Gratitude Week 3

By Barbara Rainey | November 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

You know those people that seem to always have a song in their hearts? It can be pouring rain, bumper to bumper traffic, or 2am in a hospital waiting room and those people are whistling or humming away, seemingly unphased by the surrounding circumstances. As annoying as that can be when you’re the one in […]

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Give Thanks Specifically: Four Weeks of Gratitude Week 2

By Barbara Rainey | November 6, 2017 | 6 Comments

Sometimes it’s easy to say a general, “Thank you for this food,” to God around the dinner table. While that is a valid declaration of gratitude, training our hearts to specifically name details of our lives—even hard and challenging parts—grows gratitude. Last week I wrote about giving thanks in all things, which God our Father […]

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Give Thanks Personally: Four Weeks of Gratitude Week 1

By Barbara Rainey | October 30, 2017 | 6 Comments

Doesn’t it sometimes feel like your world is completely out of control? Your circumstances are heavy. They don’t line up with your plans. It’s easy to start wondering where is God in the midst of all of this daily chaos. We’re inviting you to join us for 4 weeks of gratitude, which could sound like […]

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