How To Teach Children To Forgive; It’s Urgently Needed

By Barbara Rainey | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Normal continues to be redefined … daily in this age of Coronavirus. And the changes bring opportunities to practice forgiveness. Our leaders are fallible, fellow citizens are carriers, healthcare workers and hospitals fall short, others are insensitive even mocking. Will we be blame-casters or will we who know Christ be like Him? This is the […]

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To Be a Great Mother-in-Law Avoid These Three Mistakes

By Barbara Rainey | February 10, 2020 | 20 Comments

  All my life I’ve looked for meaning, especially the deeper, unseen significance in events, ceremonies, holidays, even details of God’s creation. So when a new friend, Judy Dabler, made this comment at the start of small gathering, I wrote it down in my journal and drew stars around it: “Human beings are meaning makers!” […]

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5 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts to do with Children – That Encourage Gratitude

By Janel Breitenstein | November 14, 2019 | 3 Comments

By: Janel Breitenstein Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids Create a paper chain to countdown to Thanksgiving. As the links are daily removed, kids can write something new for which they’re thankful. Keep the slips in a jar, and have them read random selections at Thanksgiving dinner. Craft thank-you cards together to send to meaningful people in […]

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A Fun Alternative to ‘Elf on the Shelf’

By Barbara Rainey | November 13, 2019 | 69 Comments

Contrary to popular sentiments, Christmas isn’t for children. Nor should the focus be all about kids.  Christmas is actually an annual opportunity to introduce your family to more and more understanding about the Babe in the manger, without whom this holiday would not exist.   Games of hide and seek are lots of fun so here’s […]

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Remember to Breathe

By Judy Douglass | September 19, 2019 | 19 Comments

Intro from Barbara: “ I know exactly what Judy means when she writes in this post about remembering to breathe. Though it’s a built-in automatic bodily function, when you have a prodigal or one of your chicks is wandering in their faith, we mamas hold our breath … a LOT. Most every Christian parent wants […]

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