New Assignment

By Barbara Rainey | September 30, 2019 | 8 Comments

Like a new school year with its anticipations—Who will be my teacher, who will be in my class, who will be my friends?— so has been my life, Lord, with more changing roles than I ever imagined. My name as wife, then mom took getting used to. Then it became comfortable . . . and […]

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Friendships

By Barbara Rainey | September 23, 2019 | 11 Comments

Friendships Enable me to live so as to deserve a friend and if I never have one on earth be Thou my friend, for in having Thee I shall have all that is dear and valuable in friendship. Amen. We had dinner with sweet friends the other night. Friendship came up as she shared how […]

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Remember to Breathe

By Judy Douglass | September 19, 2019 | 19 Comments

Intro from Barbara: “ I know exactly what Judy means when she writes in this post about remembering to breathe. Though it’s a built-in automatic bodily function, when you have a prodigal or one of your chicks is wandering in their faith, we mamas hold our breath … a LOT. Most every Christian parent wants […]

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Is God Near?

By Barbara Rainey | September 16, 2019 | 6 Comments

Have you ever awakened in the morning and felt your senses dulled? Has a lack of sleep, preoccupation with one or more of your kids, or ongoing loss left you feeling dull or even dead inside? Or could it be some other unnamed something? Recently over dinner, my husband shared a story with me about a […]

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What To Tell Your Children After A Mass Shooting

By Barbara Rainey | September 9, 2019 | 8 Comments

This is not an easy topic. I’ve been thinking a lot; reading and praying since the latest wave of shooting terrors began. News cycles move on. People can’t. Especially those in Southhaven, El Paso, Dayton and now Midland-Odessa. My first two thoughts were, I can’t believe it happened again … but then again I can.  […]

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