New Year

By Barbara Rainey | January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Welcome 2013! Clearly I am not on top of things if I’m just now posting about the New Year!  A bit of explanation includes a cyber attack over Christmas which took our site completely down into the first weeks of January, a bad 5 day virus for both my husband and me, a week of […]

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Endings and Beginnings

By Barbara Rainey | December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

There is something glittering about the New Year—other than the ball in Times Square, that is. Right now, as I look out my window, the ground is still littered with broken branches from our Christmas Day ice storm. Surviving limbs and twigs reach to the sky like fingers, poised and frozen, waiting to catch the […]

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Christmas Calm

By Barbara Rainey | December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

A week ago we were in a group sharing some of what is going on in our lives.  Dennis and I were amazed at the difficulties others were dealing with from chronic pain to a prodigal child and aging parents to marriage struggles.  Afterward we said to each other something about how grateful we are […]

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Peace

By Barbara Rainey | December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The word peace is central to our Christmas messaging on cards, in carols, displayed on ornaments and stocking holders.  But it is rarely experienced in the month of December as my son, Samuel, explained in this post he wrote this week.  He said it so well that I wanted to share it with you. You […]

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5 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts to do with Children to Encourage Gratitude

By Janel Breitenstein | November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

1. Create a paper chain to countdown to Thanksgiving. As the links are daily removed, kids can write something new for which they’re thankful. Keep the slips in a jar, and have them read random selections at Thanksgiving dinner. 2. Craft thank-you cards together to send to meaningful people in their lives. Use a 3-D […]

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