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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My Home is His Home

By Barbara Rainey | October 18, 2017 | 2 Comments

All the world belongs to God. I know because the Old Testament contains an interesting collection of verses that all repeat a strong possessive word. The word is MINE! “Every beast of the forest in MINE, and the cattle on a thousand hills.” -Psalm 50:10 “If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for […]

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Our Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

By Barbara Rainey | October 16, 2017 | 8 Comments

I’m sitting in an Asheville hotel this morning watching low gray clouds slide across the horizon from the cold front that blew through last night. I can’t wait to go out for a walk in the brisk air. It’s finally cool enough to need layers and I’ve brought my light weight packable puffer jacket. Several weeks ago […]

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Christmas Home Tour 2017

By Barbara Rainey | October 13, 2017 | 5 Comments

Can I tell you a secret? We don’t use a live Christmas tree in our home anymore. For years when the kids were younger, our tradition was to pick out a real tree together. Dennis held different trees out, pounding and shaking the branches open, measuring height, talking about which loose twigs to trim. It […]

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The Promise in a Maple Leaf

By Barbara Rainey | September 29, 2017 | 2 Comments

Maple trees, their sweet syrup and beautiful fall leaves, are the emblem of Canada. No respecter of borders, these beautiful trees flow south into New England and the Midwest creating great forests with tendrils that twine into the northern tier states of the south, including the mountains of north Arkansas. Having loved these trees from […]

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