5 Ways to Show Love for Valentine’s Day

By Barbara Rainey | February 7, 2019 | 8 Comments

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. It’s fun to look forward to a day focused on love and hope your spouse surprises you with a plan to celebrate….but let’s be honest. A lot of times we expect too much and give too little. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating with your sweetie. But love is to be given […]

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When Your Home Doesn’t Look Like What You Want

By Barbara Rainey | October 11, 2018 | 8 Comments

Do you know there are children who have lived all their lives in gutters, in sewer pipes, or other unimaginable places? Children who sleep on cardboard, who sniff glue to numb their pain, who never cry, who fear anyone who tries to help because they have learned to trust no one? A doctor who has […]

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When Your Home is Far From Perfect

By Barbara Rainey | September 27, 2018 | 9 Comments

Do you wish your home were more peaceful? I sure did when all six of my kids lived at home. Even when only two were left, it still wasn’t peaceful the way I wanted it to be. You see I wanted everyone to get along and like each other. All. The. Time. I wanted an […]

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When Your Home Feels Empty

By Barbara Rainey | September 20, 2018 | 17 Comments

“One day when the kids are gone, we will sit quietly by the fire and listen to the laughter in the walls.” For years a printed version of these stanzas from “Laughter in the Walls” by Bob Benson hung on a wall in our home, reminding me of a someday that, at the time, felt […]

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5 Ways to Show Love for Valentine’s Day

By Barbara Rainey | February 12, 2018 | 5 Comments

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. It’s fun to look forward to a day focused on love and hope your spouse surprises you with a plan to celebrate….but let’s be honest. A lot of times we expect too much and give too little. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating with your sweetie. But love is to be given […]

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