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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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 Back-to-School Time Saving Idea

By Barbara Rainey | August 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

  With a full house of six kids, getting ready for school each morning often presented more challenges for me than I was ready to handle before the sun came up. I’m not a morning person so I struggled just to be alert and patient with hundreds of questions and complaints filling the air. Even […]

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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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When My Kids Got In The Way Of My Passion

By Barbara Rainey | May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was a form of adult grounding, I suppose; one of those life events that demanded my schedule grind to a travel-free, work-minimized halt. While the introvert in me initially welcomed the mandatory hiatus, the rest of me chewed on the reason and all its implications: radiation. The six weeks of daily treatments were only […]

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