Soul Care (Part Two)

By Barbara Rainey | January 27, 2020 | 8 Comments

This is the second of a two-part series on soul care. Click here for part one.   “The human soul longs for things higher, warmer, and purer.” Alexander Solzhenitsyn “To become ourselves is to enjoy God in alignment with the way He created us to be.” Crossway Devotional Psalter Once upon a time, a group […]

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Soul Care (Part One)

By Barbara Rainey | January 20, 2020 | 8 Comments

Dear Barbara: How do I care for myself as a woman and mom? I’m curious to hear your thoughts on self-care and self-development which seems to be the thing right now. Thanks, Amanda I’m delighted to attempt a reply because this is a topic I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but especially in […]

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Words Matter (Part One)

By Barbara Rainey | January 10, 2019 | 3 Comments

Twelve years ago Dennis and I took a long and much needed vacation to Alaska. Every day we boarded a small plane with our new friends, Paul and Donna Claus, and took off for places unknown in this wild untamed vast frontier. The Baker ice field was our destination one day; a place beyond comprehension. […]

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Firstfruits

By Teresa Swanstrom Anderson | May 16, 2018 | 20 Comments

Shortly after adoption expanded our family from two children to four, I remember collapsing onto the floor in the kitchen one afternoon and bursting into tears. As I sat there on the cold tile floor, I wondered how on earth I could do this. Lord, is this really what we’re supposed to be doing? You’ve […]

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5 Resolutions That Could Actually Change Your Life … #3: Be Still

By Barbara Rainey | January 17, 2018 | 4 Comments

Winter is the perfect time to begin to act on this resolution, to begin, perhaps begin again, a new habit of being still. We sang a few weeks ago, the world in solemn stillness lay, and all is calm all is bright; both perfect descriptions of the quiet of winter, invitations to hush our too […]

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