His Workmanship

By Barbara Rainey | June 8, 2015 | 4 Comments

One Wednesday morning our Bible study leader asked us all to answer the same question: What are you passionate about for God and His kingdom? About 30 of us were present–young moms, middle age moms, new empty nesters and a faithful group of women in their 70’s. One by one came the answers around the […]

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Fresh Starts

By Barbara Rainey | March 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

Several years ago Dennis and I traveled to New Zealand to celebrate 20 years of FamilyLife ministry with our friends and partners in that beautiful country. It was spring in the southern hemisphere; a heavy snow was just melting as we arrived in Queensland. And it was lambing season. For miles we drove over hills […]

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Safety amidst Al-Shabaab

By Janel Breitenstein | October 13, 2014 | 7 Comments

Another peek into life half a world away. My friend, Janel, and her family live in Uganda. When we hear stories in the news about Ebola or terrorism or famine in Africa or the Middle East we feel safe because we live in America and all these difficulties are so far away. But I invite […]

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Got a minute?

By Janel Breitenstein | September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

It is always good for my American lifestyle to interact with other cultures, which is why I’ve invited my friend Janel to write for the EverThineHome blog from time to time.  Family is an international language.  Home is a universal need.  Both are created and built by our Creator. Glimpses into the home Janel is […]

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I Wish I Could FaceTime God

By Janel Breitenstein | August 25, 2014 | 4 Comments

Over here in twenty-first-century Africa, as long as my power is on and my internet is not having a grumpy day, I am still able to “phone home.” Mornings are out because of that pesky time zone issue. But when my day is done and I sit on my locally made furniture in my pajamas, […]

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