Give Thanks Specifically: Four Weeks of Gratitude Week 2

By Barbara Rainey | November 6, 2017 | 6 Comments

Sometimes it’s easy to say a general, “Thank you for this food,” to God around the dinner table. While that is a valid declaration of gratitude, training our hearts to specifically name details of our lives—even hard and challenging parts—grows gratitude. Last week I wrote about giving thanks in all things, which God our Father […]

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Give Thanks Personally: Four Weeks of Gratitude Week 1

By Barbara Rainey | October 30, 2017 | 6 Comments

Doesn’t it sometimes feel like your world is completely out of control? Your circumstances are heavy. They don’t line up with your plans. It’s easy to start wondering where is God in the midst of all of this daily chaos. We’re inviting you to join us for 4 weeks of gratitude, which could sound like […]

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How To Set A Thanksgiving Table and Family Recipes

By Barbara Rainey | October 27, 2017 | 10 Comments

You’re inviting friends and family, planning who will sleep where, pulling out yellowed and crusty recipe cards that are your feaster’s favorites. As a woman who works tirelessly to make holidays special for your family, certainly you’re making plans to celebrate Thanksgiving. This fall holiday brings everyone home and you want to be ready. Here’s […]

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Memos for a Hard Thanksgiving

By Janel Breitenstein | November 23, 2016 | 7 Comments

Have you ever felt forgotten by God? I remember one of those first hallmark moments in life when my faith collided with that dark, rumbling question at the core of so many of our disbeliefs: I know God is great. Is He really…good? This may sound as juvenile as it actually was at the time—but […]

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A Read-Aloud Story for Your Thanksgiving Table

By Barbara Rainey | November 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

It’s almost time to pile up your plates, squish around card tables on folding chairs, and sit tightly under Thanksgiving tables. Do you know what you’ll talk about? Do you know how to fill that sacred time with meaningful truth for your family? Here’s an easy read aloud story for your Thanksgiving table. Short, practical, and ready […]

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