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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My Favorite New Recipe

By Barbara Rainey | July 9, 2018 | 6 Comments

Last winter was a shadowed valley. Days for lots of fires in the fireplace, working more from home and the beginning of our new season. New should feel fresh and light and easy. None of those descriptors was correct. Early in February I began to develop hives, lots of them and nothing made them go […]

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Take Time to Decorate

By Tracy Lane | March 7, 2018 | 4 Comments

Sprucing up our porches and entryways with the arrival of each new season is refreshing. It breathes hope into our homes. But that bright spring wreath isn’t just to add a nice homey touch to our front doors; our home decor should also bring hope into our souls. It’s our responsibility as believers to decorate […]

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