How to Chase Joy in Your Life Even in Hard Seasons

By Barbara Rainey | October 12, 2020 | 7 Comments

  Recently my husband, Dennis, went on a hunting trip with our son, and I decided to make the days alone ones of rest and refreshment with activities that were fun and gave me joy. In my Bible study lessons this fall we’ve talked about how the source of joy is found in relationship with […]

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Surprised by St. George

By Barbara Rainey | September 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

Though he was not cloaked in a coarse brown friar’s habit, the old man’s short cropped grey hair, ancient spectacles, wide girth, and shuffling gait suggested otherwise to me. His ringless fingers created lilting music during two evening dinners at a quaint Vermont inn. Like our chef he, too, was eager to hear approval of […]

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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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A Lesson from Ahmad

By Janel Breitenstein | August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

This afternoon, the cottony gray clouds that had been collecting in billowy heaps finally poured streams of rain on Kampala. And because most of the students at our local refugee center slog through muddy streets and alleys to their English, career, and Bible classes, only five from my class showed up. So class was cancelled […]

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Four W’s of Faith

By Barbara Rainey | July 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Prayer is a mystery. Four verbs challenge my desire for a formula and simultaneously expose my heart’s weakness: 1. Waiting. Um, not such an easy assignment for impatient me in this hyper-fast world.  Whining comes much more natural for me. 2. Watching. Watchmen in times past stood on towers and ramparts scanning the horizon for […]

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