Why Your Home Matters … Even If It Doesn’t Look Like You Want

By Barbara Rainey | May 12, 2016 | 7 Comments

Do you know there are children who live on the streets? Not kids whose mom or dad is temporarily homeless and they are too by default. Not the ones who live in your local shelters as tragic as that is. No, it’s children who have lived all their lives in gutters, in sewer pipes, or […]

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Welcome Holy Spirit

By Barbara Rainey | May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

This past weekend thousands gathered in Orlando to share best practices in their shared passion to care for orphans. They also came to be inspired which is the work of God’s Spirit. And He showed up in amazing worshipful stories of redemption, grace and miracles. (to learn more go to CAFO.org) Orphan work is one […]

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Why Your Home Matters … Even Though It’s Far From Perfect

By Barbara Rainey | May 5, 2016 | 13 Comments

Do you wish your home were more peaceful? I sure did when all six of my kids were at home. Even when only two were left, it still wasn’t peaceful the way I wanted it to be. You see I wanted everyone to get along and like each other. What I really wanted, truth be […]

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Looking Forward to the Real Mother’s Day

By Barbara Rainey | May 3, 2016 | 3 Comments

My first memories of Mother’s Day are sitting as a child in church as the minister recognized all the mothers. I remember them standing in recognition of their day. I also remember them all wearing corsages. It was a tradition in that generation, and somehow the men knew it was part of their jobs to provide the corsages […]

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The Beauty of Do-Overs

By Barbara Rainey | January 7, 2016 | 3 Comments

Celebrating newness means embracing the opportunity for a new response, a new us to whittle away a former us that’s not God honoring.  Take a look at how my friend Julia, who I have admired for a long time, is allowing herself a Do-Over in her motherhood.  She’s intensely honest about the struggles she faces in her […]

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