How to Face Holidays When It’s Hard to be Thankful

By Barbara Rainey | October 24, 2022 | 15 Comments

One spring, years ago now, Dennis and I watched other families experience all the celebratory festivities of a senior’s year in high school: proms, award nights, graduation … But our daughter, a senior that year, had decided she was done with school. At 18, she knew she was not legally bound to us anymore, so […]

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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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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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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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