Does God ‘So Love’ … Me?

By Janel Breitenstein | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

A friend and I were headed for haircuts together. It was definitely time: My naturally curly hair was starting to resemble, at alternating moments, a lampshade or a labradoodle. As we circled a roundabout discussing spiritual matters, her confession tumbled out. “Honestly, I’ve always struggled with whether God loves me—as an individual.” Her vulnerability echoed […]

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Teaching Our Children to Be Grateful in 4 Easy Lessons: Lesson 2

By Barbara Rainey | October 20, 2016 | 4 Comments

I admit to being a discouraged mom at times. With six children it seemed like 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, and on and on. None of them seemed to mind voicing their […]

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Teaching Our Children to be Grateful in 4 Easy Lessons: Lesson 1

By Barbara Rainey | October 13, 2016 | 17 Comments

“Lord, behold our family here assembled. We thank You for this place in which we dwell, for the love accorded us this day, for the hope with which we expect the morrow; for the health, the work, the food and the bright skies that make our lives delightful; for our friends in all parts of […]

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When Your Child Is Afraid … and Maybe You Are Too

By Barbara Rainey | October 3, 2016 | 4 Comments

“Breaking news: A Delta Airlines flight has just crashed at DFW airport on final approach. First responders are racing to the scene, fire trucks from the airport are there spraying the fuselage with water to try and control the flames already erupting near the plane’s tail section. Passengers are using the escape chutes. We have […]

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A Widow and a Widower Start Over to Build More than Just a Home

By eth | September 29, 2016 | 8 Comments

By Sabrina McDonald Can you build a home to minister to the world for Christ? That’s the question I wanted to answer when my husband and I started constructing our new home. Both of us had previously been widowed, so we decided to start our life together in a new dwelling, where we could combine […]

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