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

By Barbara Rainey | January 16, 2017 | 72 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. After an exhausting week wrangling five relentless children, I started feeling […]

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Dear Woman, You Matter

By Barbara Rainey | January 9, 2017 | 12 Comments

A post in the Your Home Matters Series Opening an old journal I found on the shelf I found these words in my handwriting: “I really wanted to go to the meetings this morning, but here I am in our apartment being a mother. Mothering doesn’t stop. Their needs don’t stop. Sick kids can’t be […]

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Christmas Cookie Recipe from the Rainey Kitchen

By Barbara Rainey | December 20, 2016 | 7 Comments

Do you make Christmas cookies with your family? It’s one of our favorite traditions. I’m inviting you into my kitchen this afternoon to join Laura and me in cookie making. This year is a little different than the days of all 6 of our kids crowded in the kitchen to make Christmas cookies. But it’s […]

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How To Talk to Your Kids Today About the Election Results

By Barbara Rainey | November 9, 2016 | 18 Comments

It’s been a long time since our nation was collectively shocked from coast to coast by a single event. Granted some will say they were confident of the election outcome but most Americans are united on this post-election day by one emotion: stunned disbelief. If adults are feeling this, then our children are too. In […]

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Traditions Matter Even When Plans and People Change

By Barbara Rainey | November 7, 2016 | 7 Comments

My expectations of who is and isn’t coming for Thanksgiving this year have changed. My daughter and her husband can’t come as planned because of needs in Jason’s family, which we totally understand and support. Our son and his wife and kids have decided not to come because of their schedules and they were just […]

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