I’ve Been Waiting to Tell you….

By Barbara Rainey | September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Waiting can make things sweeter, though we don’t usually choose it. The birth of Jesus was a very LONG time coming, but “in the fullness of time” was the perfect moment. So today is the day for two pieces of good news! Since last spring I’ve been wanting to make this big announcement but the […]

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3 Words of Wisdom I Gave My Grandson Before College

By Barbara Rainey | August 30, 2018 | 8 Comments

I have no idea how this happened, but somehow our first grandchild grew up and is now headed to college. Dennis and I drove to Conway and met him for lunch on Tuesday last week. We’ve never had this much time with just him…ever! We talked about his dorm, his roommate he has not yet […]

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Sometimes I Feel Like My Granddaughter Annabelle

By Barbara Rainey | August 23, 2018 | 7 Comments

A week ago I hopped in the car with my daughter-in-law Marsha Kay and granddaughters Annabelle and Katie for a quick trip to Annabelle’s elementary school to see who her fifth grade teacher was. And of course she was eager to see which of her friends was in her class. In her cute new purple […]

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How to Invest in Grandchildren, the Next Generation of Christ Followers

By Barbara Rainey | March 5, 2018 | 8 Comments

True to his nature, my husband Dennis loves playful ways of engaging with our young grandchildren. “Do you want a papa bear hug?” he asks in a deep growling voice, “A mama bear hug?” a normal voice, “Or a baby bear hug?” he just barely whispers. Frequently and tentatively our grands will reply, ”A papa […]

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