Feeling Stressed?

By Barbara Rainey | May 19, 2014 | 4 Comments
Feeling stressed

Years ago I thought, with confidence and expectancy, When full time parenting is over, when all my kids are grown and on their own, then I’ll be so much more relaxed, have more time to myself, and will have a lot less stress. Once again I totally missed on that assumption, just as I wrongly […]

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Where is God?

By Barbara Rainey | April 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
where is God

Last Monday I boarded a plane to spend the week with my daughter who had just had her fourth child, our 20th grandchild. She and I both had big plans for the week which included lots of cuddling with the precious newborn. On Tuesday night my husband arrived, ready for the much-anticipated day to come. […]

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For Every Winter

By Janel Breitenstein | March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last week, I woke in the darkness to what must be one of the greatest sounds on earth at times, just outside my louvered window: the whisper, then the thunder, of rain. A welcome chill had settled on my covers, and I snuggled next to my slumbering husband, falling back into that wonderful envelope of […]

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‘I Nothing Lack’

By Barbara Rainey | February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

A post from my friend Elizabeth Howell.  A simple song lyric that is a great challenge and comfort to me is the first stanza of Henry W. Baker’s “The King of Love My Shepherd Is,” written in 1868. The King of love my Shepherd is Whose goodness faileth never I nothing lack if I am His And He is […]

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Unanswered Prayer

By Barbara Rainey | November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

This morning I woke up sad. Nothing dramatic happened. No life-altering news had been delivered.  In fact, before going to bed last night we received good news about our next grandchild. Still I woke up with the question, “How do I have joy when it seems that so much is unsettled, unresolved, and unrestored in […]

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