When Your Home Doesn’t Look Like What You Want

By Barbara Rainey | October 11, 2018 | 8 Comments

Do you know there are children who have lived all their lives in gutters, in sewer pipes, or other unimaginable places? Children who sleep on cardboard, who sniff glue to numb their pain, who never cry, who fear anyone who tries to help because they have learned to trust no one? A doctor who has […]

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When Your Home Is Far From Perfect

By Barbara Rainey | September 27, 2018 | 9 Comments

Do you wish your home were more peaceful? I sure did when all six of my kids lived 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. All. The. Time. I wanted an […]

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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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