Time to Gather

By Barbara Rainey | November 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

Stitched on pillows, printed on banners, and stamped on plaques on store shelves across the country is the word “gather.” November is the month for coming home, the month to reunite, the month to gather. It’s no wonder that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is repeatedly the busiest air travel day of the year. But did you […]

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How To Talk to Your Kids Today About the Election Results

By Barbara Rainey | November 9, 2016 | 18 Comments

It’s been a long time since our nation was collectively shocked from coast to coast by a single event. Granted some will say they were confident of the election outcome but most Americans are united on this post-election day by one emotion: stunned disbelief. If adults are feeling this, then our children are too. In […]

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Higher Than I: The New President’s Got Nothing on This

By Janel Breitenstein | November 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

Nearly from the moment I set foot on American soil a few months ago, stability seemed a country mile from what any American Christians—and watching Christians from other countries—sensed. In fact, at my writer’s conference this weekend, a Ugandan pastor’s prayer request was for America. It’s such a center of missions, he reasoned. If America […]

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Teaching Our Children to be Grateful: Lesson 4

By Barbara Rainey | November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

  One too-common trait that our sixchildrenshared was that none of them seemed to mind voicing their unhappiness about anything.Complaining was as natural as breathing to them. I wanted more grateful kids. So, I took it as a personal challenge to develop in my children an attitude of gratitude. By repeatedly talking about this quality […]

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Gathering Matters

By Barbara Rainey | November 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

November has arrived. In spite of the already present Christmas advertising, most of us women will be planning for Thanksgiving, even though the seasons sometimes overlap on our to-do lists. Maybe you are like me and you’ve asked yourself, “Why am I doing all of this?!” on more than one overly busy day. We women […]

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