Parenting Children With Visible and Invisible Limitations

By Barbara Rainey | December 6, 2021 | 8 Comments

  Of our two sons, one was more athletic, while the other was more scholastically inclined. The younger one’s first word was, “ball.” The older one started reading before age five. They could not be more different. Instead of playing basketball for hours on the court Dennis built for the boys (because that’s what he […]

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Seven Books That Shaped and Guided My Parenting

By Barbara Rainey | November 8, 2021 | 8 Comments

  Books have been a significant part of my life in more ways than I can describe, including how Dennis and I parented our six. The recommendations of others introduced me to some of the best books in many categories including parenting, so here are the seven that most shaped our parenting. All are full […]

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How to Forgive Your Parents

By Barbara Rainey | October 25, 2021 | 13 Comments

  A sweet friend has been struggling with her childhood and what she experienced from her parents. Like many of us when we become adults, get married, and begin raising our own families, she sees clearly as a mom of two all the mistakes her parents made. I understood because I felt the same way […]

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When Kids Ask Too Many Questions

By Barbara Rainey | October 18, 2021 | 0 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’ […]

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Do You Know What God Made You to Do?

By Barbara Rainey | October 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

    One Wednesday morning our Bible study leader asked us all to answer the same question: “What are you passionate about for God and His kingdom?” About 30 of us were present … young moms, middle-age moms, new empty nesters and a faithful group of women in their 70’s who we all admired. One by […]

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