Stay

By Tracy Lane | July 31, 2017 | 20 Comments

She grips me tight and whispers, “Stay! I like you so much.” I give her one last kiss and wriggle free from her tired arms. When she catches me peeking back for a final glance before I flick the light out, she begs again, “Stay!” Annie is learning to go to bed on her own. […]

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5 Things I’m Thankful For in Laura’s Wedding

By Barbara Rainey | October 31, 2016 | 14 Comments

Rare are the moments in life when joy is pure, untinged by touches of sorrow, loss and sinfulness. If your family is like mine, most family gatherings are not times of pure joy, but Laura’s wedding day was an experience of unequalled delight, an uncommon gem among the ordinary rough stones of our broken world. […]

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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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