Use the Names of Jesus to Worship Christ this Christmas Season

By Barbara Rainey | November 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

As Christmas approaches it is as if the previous eleven months have been leading to this grand culminating event. It’s almost December and tree trimming can begin! As women, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to make meaningful family memories at Christmas because we know that traditions are important. We want our kids […]

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Christmas Is About Jesus

By Barbara Rainey | December 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Christmas is about Jesus. The Son, the only Son of God. The Word in the beginning. Creator of all things. The Lamb, the image of the invisible God. In Him all the fullness of deity dwells. In Him all things hold together. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. In all things made like […]

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What Will You Bring to the Manger?

By Barbara Rainey | December 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Tomorrow we celebrate the arrival of the long-awaited One, the foretold Prince of Peace, Emmanuel, God with us.  What will the day be like at your house? Over two thousand years ago when Jesus was born in an obscure little stable, those with eyes to see celebrated Him by bringing their adoration and worship […]

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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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Holiday Tips for Blended Families

By Laura Petherbridge | December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Holidays are already busy seeing inlaws, cousins, grandparents, attending school parties, church plays, neighborhood gatherings. For a blended family, that busyness is magnified by adding visits to stepparent’s families, stepcousins, half siblings, and more. My friend Laura Petherbridge, a.k.a The Smart Stepmom, gives tips to help minimize the complexities and tension a stepfamily is bound […]

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