Anticipating His Return

By Barbara Rainey | September 1, 2015 | 4 Comments

It’s football season in America and with that first kick-off comes the anticipation of cooler weather, crackling fires and beautiful vistas. Have you ever watched a game in any sport that was crucial, your team was ahead and it was just a matter of watching the clock run down before the final victory was declared? […]

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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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Surprised by 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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