3 Ways to Clean House

By Kristen Welch | February 16, 2017 | 3 Comments

Guest post by Kristen Welch I spent 5 hours helping my teenager clean out her room last New Year’s Day. Clearly, we know how to party. It was also her birthday week and she wanted a more grown-up space. But we knew we had to clean out what she didn’t need and what didn’t belong to make room for […]

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When Your Kids Drive You Crazy With Too Many Questions

By Barbara Rainey | September 19, 2016 | 4 Comments

What is hair made from? Do lizards go to heaven? Why do we stop at red lights? Who’s your mom’s mom? Why do I have to tell Jesus what I did wrong when He already knows? In our house with six kids, a menagerie of outside pets, and two often exhausted parents, our kids’ questions […]

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Why Your Home Matters … 5 Ways to Grow Creativity

By Barbara Rainey | May 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

Do you want to nurture creativity in your kids? You know the name George Washington Carver, right? You know he invented lots of things from the peanut. But do you know that He talked to God constantly as he worked in his laboratory? His conversations went something like this: Lord God, you made the peanut. […]

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The Key to Raising Grateful Kids

By Barbara Rainey | November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the great privileges of my life has been visiting orphanages in places like Russia, China, and South Africa. Taking our children to see those little ones who had no parents, no room of their own, no toys or clothes of their own, was life changing. Through these many visits we learned that those […]

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A Story About Sixth-Grade Peer Pressure

By Barbara Rainey | August 2, 2015 | 4 Comments

Our children took lunches made at home for most of their school careers. It was a financial decision for us. In high school they had the flexibility to go out to lunch if they met the school’s grade requirements and saved enough money or they could buy in the cafeteria, again on their dime. But […]

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