Friends and Family: Looking Forward to 2022

By Barbara Rainey | December 28, 2021 | 4 Comments

Merry Christmas everyone! December began with three days for Dennis and me in a cabin at Mount Magazine, the highest mountain in Arkansas. The views are truly impressive. We enjoyed the slower pace and the opportunity to focus on writing with no distractions. I started a writing series of blog posts on “Disappointed With God” […]

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3 Ways to Savor the Savior This Week

By Barbara Rainey | December 27, 2021 | 8 Comments

Stop for a minute. Yes, Christmas Day is now over, but don’t hurry to box up the ornaments and purge the regalia from your home! Recently on December 26 a national morning show featured an “expert” happily talking about packing away decorations and properly disposing of your Christmas tree. “It’s time to move on” was the […]

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Parenting Children With Visible and Invisible Limitations

By Barbara Rainey | December 6, 2021 | 8 Comments

  Of our two sons, one was more athletic, while the other was more scholastically inclined. The younger one’s first word was, “ball.” The older one started reading before age five. They could not be more different. Instead of playing basketball for hours on the court Dennis built for the boys (because that’s what he […]

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Why Gathering for Thanksgiving Matters … and Always Will

By Barbara Rainey | November 15, 2021 | 7 Comments

  Our youngest child was just a toddler. Our oldest was double digits but not yet a teen. We were spending Thanksgiving as we had the previous six years at a conference we hosted for singles in Colorado called the Keystone Kaper. While the event was always amazing ministry and fun for our kids to […]

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Seven Books That Shaped and Guided My Parenting

By Barbara Rainey | November 8, 2021 | 8 Comments

  Books have been a significant part of my life in more ways than I can describe, including how Dennis and I parented our six. The recommendations of others introduced me to some of the best books in many categories including parenting, so here are the seven that most shaped our parenting. All are full […]

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