How to Chase Joy in Your Life Even in Hard Seasons

By Barbara Rainey | October 12, 2020 | 8 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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What’s Hiding in My Heart?

By Barbara Rainey | January 4, 2017 | 18 Comments

I know the outside isn’t as important as the inside. But I still whirl about my home like a little tornado trying to fluff everything just right before we welcome guests like we did a few weeks ago for a Christmas party. I love making my home beautiful and welcoming. But there is never enough […]

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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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What’s Left For Our Hearts to Trust?

By Barbara Rainey | July 21, 2016 | 9 Comments

Lately it feels like there’s not a lot left to trust in. Day after day, hour after hour more news of tragedy fills our world. I’m tempted to let it creep into my heart so I know you must be too. That’s not what I want on my heart; that’s not what should be on […]

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Do You Struggle to Trust God?

By Susan Yates | June 9, 2016 | 3 Comments

I suspect that at this very moment each of us has at least one big concern on our heart that we are praying about or trying to fix, while at the same time trying to trust God with our issue. It might be a concern over a child, a health crisis, a difficult marital situation, […]

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