One Word: Hope

By Barbara Rainey | January 12, 2015 | 2 Comments

Ethereal and mysterious, like sparks that fly up from a fire then vanish or like a cool morning fog that burns away with the sun’s intense rays, so has the word hope been to me. In my childhood I hoped Santa would bring me what I wanted and I hoped to go play and I […]

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One Word: Authenticity

By Barbara Rainey | January 9, 2015 | 2 Comments

Guest post by Tracy Lane I’m tired of faking it. Aren’t you? It’s exhausting spending more time getting ready for a Tuesday morning women’s Bible study than I did getting ready for my wedding! Well, that might be a little exaggerated but honestly, aren’t you tired of being checked out, looked over, and mentally critiqued […]

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One Word: Delight

By Barbara Rainey | January 8, 2015 | 6 Comments

Guest Post by Laura Rainey I love the word delightful and use it at least once a day to describe something that I’ve done with a friend, eaten or seen. It is a word that, to me, perfectly encapsulates how I feel about an experience, person or tasty treat. To take delight in something or someone […]

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One Word: Brave

By Barbara Rainey | January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guest Post By Tracy Lane The day the white-coated specialist announced, “I’m sorry. Something’s wrong with your baby’s heart. She probably won’t live to be born,” was the scariest day of my life. He gave us a choice that day, one that he said would be easy. Bravery isn’t as glorious as it’s usually depicted. […]

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One Word

By Barbara Rainey | January 6, 2015 | 4 Comments

My daughter and her friends often choose one word to mark as a sign-post the beginning of each new year. It may be a quality or value that they are choosing to believe for that year, or a lifestyle change that they are excited to try, or it may be just a word that they […]

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