How to Forgive Your Parents

By Barbara Rainey | October 25, 2021 | 3 Comments

  A sweet friend has been struggling with her childhood and what she experienced from her parents. Like many of us when we become adults, get married, and begin raising our own families, she sees clearly as a mom of two all the mistakes her parents made. I understood because I felt the same way […]

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When Kids Ask Too Many Questions

By Barbara Rainey | October 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

  “What is hair made from?” “Do lizards go to heaven?” “Why do we stop at red lights?” “Who’s your mom’s mom?” “Why do I have to tell Jesus what I did wrong when He already knows?” In our house with six kids, a menagerie of outside pets, and two often exhausted parents, our kids’ […]

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The Value of Together

By Barbara Rainey | September 27, 2021 | 5 Comments

  Have you ever wondered where you belong? Looked for a place to fit in? Felt all alone right in the middle of all your people? It’s okay. I have too. We all have. Together matters even when we don’t feel the connections as we’d like. Home matters, too, because that’s where belonging begins. You’ve […]

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Friends & Family Fridays #7

By Barbara Rainey | July 30, 2021 | 6 Comments

Dear ones, It always makes me happy to write to you at the end of each month! Hope you look forward to receiving these “just between us” letters. This month’s letter includes a story about what God is teaching me, a few photos from July, a fun announcement to share, and a question for you […]

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My Favorite Summer Treats

By Barbara Rainey | July 19, 2021 | 4 Comments

The lyrics, “These are a few of my favorite things” sunk deep roots into my memory when I first heard Maria sing the catchy song in “The Sound of Music.” While I love “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” there are other treats that make summer’s heat more bearable and delicious. Like: Le Pops on Kavanaugh  […]

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