Giving our Last Baby Away

By Barbara Rainey | October 19, 2016 | 6 Comments

    It happened one weekday afternoon as I drove home after running a few errands. I had been troubled, disappointed, and discouraged about my youngest daughter. She was our surprise child. I’d given away all things baby. I was more than grateful my body was once again my own after repeated pregnancy/nursing cycles. The […]

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It’s Wedding Week! Prayers for Laura and Josh that Will Work for any Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | October 17, 2016 | 8 Comments

It’s finally here! We’ve been calling this ‘the wedding of the century’ in our family, which of course it’s not, but for us right now it’s a pretty big event. Laura has waited a very long time for God’s provision. One of her favorite verses is now Lamentations 3:25, “The Lord is good to those […]

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10 Gifts from God Showing His Delight in Laura’s Engagement

By Barbara Rainey | September 8, 2016 | 7 Comments

A Note to Help Us “forget not His benefits” by Barbara Rainey Dear Laura, For several months now you have been marveling at God’s gift to you of a man who is kind, funny, and who “adores you,” as he said to us when he asked for your hand in marriage. I have been marveling […]

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What if We Fight All the Time?

By Barbara Rainey | September 6, 2016 | 16 Comments

Dear Barbara. “What if we fight all the time? It seems like that’s all we ever do anymore: nitpick about everything, look for the worst in each other, and are ready to duke it out daily. What can we do?” Friend, You’re not alone. A few days ago on September 2, Dennis and I celebrated […]

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Finding Laura’s Wedding Dress and the Kiss of God

By Barbara Rainey | August 15, 2016 | 5 Comments

By Barbara Rainey God loves weddings. The Bible begins with a marriage and ends with a marriage. Jesus’s first miracle was displayed at a wedding. Marriage was His idea, after all. As you know, we are planning a wedding of our own right now with our youngest daughter Laura getting married in October. It’s truly […]

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