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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5 Ways to Display Your Adorenaments Year-Round

By Barbara Rainey | December 29, 2017 | 5 Comments

Did you pack away Christmas yet? While carefully wrapping ornaments to hide back in tattered boxes, I realized that I am guilty of thinking the sweet Babe in the manger can only be celebrated during the short Christmas season. What about you? But as a friend said, “He is the reason for every season, not […]

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Your Neighborhood, Alive

By Janel Breitenstein | November 22, 2017 | 2 Comments

Returning from work in Africa can be a little unnerving. In some ways, it’s the same, because a great deal of missionary work is not nearly as sexy as it sounds. I was still running after kids, still buying groceries, still feeding the dog. Everything had about three extra steps, but they were not usually […]

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A Tree-Trimming DIY

By Barbara Rainey | November 17, 2017 | 6 Comments

Create picks for easy-to-use decorating embellishments on your tree, wreath and swags on stair rails or mantle. We’ve found that wrapping it around the tree means some of it gets hidden in the back. So we’d like to show you how using picks of stars lets you fill in open spaces or add the sparkle of the […]

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It’s Not Your Problem … It’s Ours

By Janel Breitenstein | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Allow me to tell you the story of a friend of mine, because her story’s stuck with me. I’ll call her Susan. Susan has a couple of daughters. They’re grown now–but back in the day, she was ready to pull them out of their public school and opt for private: Their public school was performing […]

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