We Give Thanks

By Barbara Rainey | November 24, 2017 | 20 Comments

We had a wonderful day yesterday enjoying our extended family.  Thirty five of us gathered at our family’s farm in south Arkansas, land that has been in our family since 1850, the place where my mother was born in 1925. We celebrated her yesterday. Her 92nd birthday was a week ago. Though her arthritis and […]

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How To Set A Thanksgiving Table and Family Recipes

By Barbara Rainey | October 27, 2017 | 10 Comments

You’re inviting friends and family, planning who will sleep where, pulling out yellowed and crusty recipe cards that are your feaster’s favorites. As a woman who works tirelessly to make holidays special for your family, certainly you’re making plans to celebrate Thanksgiving. This fall holiday brings everyone home and you want to be ready. Here’s […]

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Happy Anniversary, Laura and Josh!

By Barbara Rainey | October 20, 2017 | 5 Comments

One year ago (Sunday) Dennis and I proudly and joyfully celebrated the wedding and marriage of our daughter Laura to Josh Dries. Many of you have asked to see more photos of the wedding. So in honor of their first anniversary we are inviting you to share our joy in the memory of that day! […]

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Our Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

By Barbara Rainey | October 16, 2017 | 8 Comments

I’m sitting in an Asheville hotel this morning watching low gray clouds slide across the horizon from the cold front that blew through last night. I can’t wait to go out for a walk in the brisk air. It’s finally cool enough to need layers and I’ve brought my light weight packable puffer jacket. Several weeks ago […]

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When We Don’t Know What the Future Holds

By Barbara Rainey | August 23, 2017 | 6 Comments

You’ve probably heard our news that Dennis and I are transferring the leadership of FamilyLife, the ministry we started and have led for over 40 years, to new leaders, David and Meg Robbins. While we are truly excited about this change, we have learned again in new ways what it means to trust God with […]

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