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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When Fear Robs My Regular Life

By Janel Breitenstein | August 17, 2016 | 2 Comments

Parenting is…overwhelming sometimes pretty much all the time. Last night I recognized a sensation creeping over me with shadowy fingers, as my thoughts slammed into my kids’ schooling and implementing solutions for my son’s ADHD and appalling, heart-rending current events: anxiety. I want so much for my kids, as I’m guessing you do. I’m thinking so […]

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Not The Way I Saw it Going: On Second-Guessing Decisions

By Janel Breitenstein | August 11, 2016 | 16 Comments

I think perhaps a reader phrased it best a few weeks ago: “[My husband] and I have wrestled with our “calling” to adopt years ago. We clearly felt it, and we have second guessed it almost every day since then, wondering what were we thinking? Did God really call us to this or were we just […]

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A Quick Tip on Becoming a Mature Believer

By Barbara Rainey | July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last summer I read a wonderful book on creativity, which I recommended to a new friend and several others because I was so inspired by the message and the way the author told her story.  A month or so later I received a beautiful hand-written thank you note from this new friend, Rosaria Butterfield.  I […]

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