Giving Our Last Baby Away

By Barbara Rainey | October 19, 2016 | 6 Comments

    It happened one weekday afternoon as I drove home after running a few errands. I had been troubled, disappointed, and discouraged about my youngest daughter. She was our surprise child. I’d given away all things baby. I was more than grateful my body was once again my own after repeated pregnancy/nursing cycles. The […]

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It’s Wedding Week! Prayers for Laura and Josh that Will Work for any Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | October 17, 2016 | 8 Comments

It’s finally here! We’ve been calling this ‘the wedding of the century’ in our family, which of course it’s not, but for us right now it’s a pretty big event. Laura has waited a very long time for God’s provision. One of her favorite verses is now Lamentations 3:25, “The Lord is good to those […]

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Finding Laura’s Wedding Dress and the Kiss of God

By Barbara Rainey | August 15, 2016 | 5 Comments

God loves weddings. The Bible begins with a marriage and ends with a wedding. Jesus’s first miracle was displayed at a wedding. Marriage was His idea, after all. As you know, we are planning a wedding of our own right now with our youngest daughter Laura getting married in October. It’s truly amazing to see […]

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A Real Life Love Story: Laura Rainey is Engaged!

By Barbara Rainey | July 28, 2016 | 19 Comments

Love stories are always favorites because they mirror the greatest love story ever told; the proposal and engagement, already accomplished by our groom Jesus, and future wedding we will enjoy one day in heaven as His bride. Until then we delight in hearing stories of God’s orchestrating the unions of male and female as husband […]

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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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