Friends & Family: October 2021

By Barbara Rainey | October 29, 2021 | 2 Comments

  Hello friends! This was a month we won’t soon forget and this letter to all of you … not what I anticipated in early October. The month began with our plans in place; I checked things off day by day, marking lines through my listed to-dos with great satisfaction. Made me feel in control. […]

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How to Forgive Your Parents

By Barbara Rainey | October 25, 2021 | 13 Comments

  A sweet friend has been struggling with her childhood and what she experienced from her parents. Like many of us when we become adults, get married, and begin raising our own families, she sees clearly as a mom of two all the mistakes her parents made. I understood because I felt the same way […]

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When Kids Ask Too Many Questions

By Barbara Rainey | October 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

  “What is hair made from?” “Do lizards go to heaven?” “Why do we stop at red lights?” “Who’s your mom’s mom?” “Why do I have to tell Jesus what I did wrong when He already knows?” In our house with six kids, a menagerie of outside pets, and two often exhausted parents, our kids’ […]

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The Value of Together

By Barbara Rainey | September 27, 2021 | 5 Comments

  Have you ever wondered where you belong? Looked for a place to fit in? Felt all alone right in the middle of all your people? It’s okay. I have too. We all have. Together matters even when we don’t feel the connections as we’d like. Home matters, too, because that’s where belonging begins. You’ve […]

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Friends & Family July 2021

By Barbara Rainey | July 30, 2021 | 6 Comments

Dear ones, It always makes me happy to write to you at the end of each month! Hope you look forward to receiving these “just between us” letters. This month’s letter includes a story about what God is teaching me, a few photos from July, a fun announcement to share, and a question for you […]

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