A Table for Your Soul

By Joanne Thompson | April 6, 2017 | 8 Comments

“Together is a wonderful place to be.” This simple but true sentiment graced a card that a friend recently sent me. Though long digested, the Wednesday lunch meal we shared around my table of stuffed acorn squash, story telling, laughter, and tears keeps giving life to me. Whenever I set my heart in the direction […]

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Love Starts in the Kitchen

By Barbara Rainey | April 5, 2017 | 4 Comments

Early one morning on a quiet, lonely beach a solitary man stood looking out over the blue of the sea. He was watching a small fishing boat. As it neared the shore, the beachside onlooker and the fishermen shouted greetings to one another.  As anglers often do, the man offered a fishing tip to the […]

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40 Reasons Your Home Matters

By Barbara Rainey | July 14, 2016 | 5 Comments

Each of you woke this morning in your version of home: a 2-story beachside condominium, a 1-level ranch on acreage, a fixer upper, an urban high rise, a studio apartment. Whatever it might look like to you there’s a place called home where you live. For 40 years FamilyLife has been offering help and hope […]

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Why Your Home Matters … Even If It Doesn’t Look Like You Want

By Barbara Rainey | May 12, 2016 | 7 Comments

Do you know there are children who live on the streets? Not kids whose mom or dad is temporarily homeless and they are too by default. Not the ones who live in your local shelters as tragic as that is. No, it’s children who have lived all their lives in gutters, in sewer pipes, or […]

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Why Your Home Matters … Even Though It’s Far From Perfect

By Barbara Rainey | May 5, 2016 | 13 Comments

Do you wish your home were more peaceful? I sure did when all six of my kids were at home. Even when only two were left, it still wasn’t peaceful the way I wanted it to be. You see I wanted everyone to get along and like each other. What I really wanted, truth be […]

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