Thanksgiving Home Tour: Prepping for the Feast

By Barbara Rainey | November 5, 2018 | 12 Comments

Happy November! I’ve been anticipating November 2018 since last March because that’s when we found out Laura was pregnant and due in November. Since then the date has narrowed to the 14th which is my mother’s birthday. She will be 93! So Thanksgiving is taking a bit of a back seat this year to these […]

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Becoming a More Grateful Woman, and Teaching Children to Give Thanks Too (Part One)

By Barbara Rainey | November 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

While there were many things that I loved about being a mom, I hated it when my kids complained, often multiple times daily. With six children someone was always unhappy about something – what they had to eat, where they had to sit, who they had to sit next to, what they had to wear, […]

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Be Forever Thankful

By Barbara Rainey | November 24, 2017 | 3 Comments

The love of God is so complete that He doesn’t just stamp us forgiven, pull us out of the pit, and then leave us on the side of the road to figure out what to do next. The American judicial system is flawed in this way. Guilty prisoners receiving pardon are released from jail, the […]

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Give Thanks Together: Four Weeks of Gratitude Week 4

By Barbara Rainey | November 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

“Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.” Psalm 50:15 Knocking knees around an overflowing Thanksgiving table is the perfect time to remember. Families share inside jokes from that one vacation. Remember whens from funny parenting mistakes. I can’t believe we…from adult childhood admittance. All of […]

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Give Thanks by Praising: Four Weeks of Gratitude Week 3

By Barbara Rainey | November 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

You know those people that seem to always have a song in their hearts? It can be pouring rain, bumper to bumper traffic, or 2am in a hospital waiting room and those people are whistling or humming away, seemingly unphased by the surrounding circumstances. As annoying as that can be when you’re the one in […]

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