Friends & Family Fridays #9

By Barbara Rainey | September 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Hello friends! I’m excited to finally get to tell you about some of what I’m learning in seminary! It’s been a full month of jumping through lots of new student hoops, but finally I’m getting into my class work and I’m eager to share. I also want to talk about some amazing God moments […]

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Teach Your Children the Value of Work

By Barbara Rainey | August 30, 2021 | 4 Comments

  Do you know what values motivate you? Years ago Dennis and I made individual lists of what mattered to each of us. Then we combined those lists into one page of values we used to make decisions about how we raised our kids, what we taught them, and how we spent our time as […]

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When God Asks You to Do Something You Don’t Want to Do

By Barbara Rainey | August 23, 2021 | 91 Comments

  Dear Barbara: I’m struggling right now. I really feel God asking me to do something that sounds too hard. Honestly, I don’t want to obey. Why would He do that? How can I negotiate?   Dear Friend, It’s scary isn’t it? I’ve wondered the same. I remember when, after an exhausting week wrangling five […]

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Avoid This Mistake When Praying for Grown Children

By Barbara Rainey | August 16, 2021 | 27 Comments

  For years I avoided reading the book of Job because I was afraid I would contract some of his suffering. I knew enough about his story to have zero envy of the wealth and success he enjoyed before and after his period of suffering. Then I spent a week focusing on Job for my […]

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Isn’t Christianity Against Diversity?

By Rebecca McLaughlin | August 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Note from Barbara: One of the best things about summer is the more relaxed schedule that allows for more of my favorite activity: reading great books!  And I love sharing titles with my friends, so this summer you will find lots of guest posts coming your way by authors of books I eagerly recommend reading […]

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