Isn’t Christianity Against Diversity?

By Rebecca McLaughlin | August 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Note from Barbara: One of the best things about summer is the more relaxed schedule that allows for more of my favorite activity: reading great books!  And I love sharing titles with my friends, so this summer you will find lots of guest posts coming your way by authors of books I eagerly recommend reading […]

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50 Character Qualities We Hoped to Teach Our Children

By Barbara Rainey | June 21, 2021 | 7 Comments

You’re getting your child’s classroom syllabus for all the benchmarks he’ll be required to know over the next months for science, math, art, and history. Wouldn’t it be nice to know what you needed to teach him for knowing God better? Dennis and I made a list of 50 qualities we hoped to teach our children before […]

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How To Teach Children To Forgive

By Barbara Rainey | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Normal continues to be redefined … daily in this age of Coronavirus. And the changes bring opportunities to practice forgiveness. Our leaders are fallible, fellow citizens are carriers, healthcare workers and hospitals fall short, others are insensitive even mocking. Will we be blame-casters or will we who know Christ be like Him? This is the […]

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Remember to Breathe

By Judy Douglass | September 19, 2019 | 19 Comments

Intro from Barbara: “ I know exactly what Judy means when she writes in this post about remembering to breathe. Though it’s a built-in automatic bodily function, when you have a prodigal or one of your chicks is wandering in their faith, we mamas hold our breath … a LOT. Most every Christian parent wants […]

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What to Tell Your Children After a Mass Shooting

By Barbara Rainey | September 9, 2019 | 9 Comments

This is not an easy topic. I’ve been thinking a lot; reading and praying since the latest wave of shooting terrors began. News cycles move on. People can’t. Especially those in Southhaven, El Paso, Dayton and now Midland-Odessa. My first two thoughts were, I can’t believe it happened again … but then again I can.  […]

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