What Makes You Remember?

By Janel Breitenstein | December 31, 2015 | 16 Comments

In my dad’s garage are stashed a few items that would be of little significance to anyone else, but that mean the world to him: a charred license plate and an old mechanic’s shirt—the kind he wore daily in his farming years—with the back torn away entirely. These, he’s told me, represent the days God […]

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Rainey Family Overnight French Toast

By Barbara Rainey | December 21, 2015 | 7 Comments

What’s for Christmas breakfast? In case you still need an idea for a special yummy treat, try our family’s Overnight French Toast. We made this every year for holiday brunch when our kids were young. Hope you enjoy it too! Prepare it the night before, stick it in the fridge, and it’s ready to pop […]

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When Success Means Sacrifice

By Janel Breitenstein | May 9, 2014 | 1 Comment
Janel and Mom

It was past eleven this past Monday evening; my children’s fingers curled limply around the edges of their mattresses, and my husband contentedly read in our bedroom. But my legs were crossed Indian-style on our thinning rug in the living room, the glow of a screen reflecting on my face: time to talk with my […]

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Beauty at Home

By Barbara Rainey | August 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Beauty at Home

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting. — Charles Kingsley I constantly find my head turning toward nearly anything creative, like recently when I discovered this cool new paint by Amy Howard.  Two old badly faded chairs in my living room have been in need of restoration, so I […]

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