Becoming a More Grateful Woman, and Teaching Children to Give Thanks Too (Part Three)

By Barbara Rainey | November 15, 2018 | 5 Comments

It’s obvious to every mom, every teacher, every grandparent that gratitude is not natural in children. It is an attitude that must be modeled, taught, and nurtured. Our family’s travels to impoverished places in other countries glaringly revealed our lack of gratitude for all we have in the United States. Prosperity breeds entitlement not thanksgiving. […]

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Becoming A More Grateful Woman, and Teaching Children to Give Thanks Too (Part Two)

By Barbara Rainey | November 8, 2018 | 3 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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Becoming a More Grateful Woman, and Teaching Children to Give Thanks Too (Part One)

By Barbara Rainey | November 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

While there were many things that I loved about being a mom, I hated it when my kids complained, often multiple times daily. With six children someone was always unhappy about something – what they had to eat, where they had to sit, who they had to sit next to, what they had to wear, […]

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5 Reasons to Talk to Your Kids About Heaven

By Barbara Rainey | September 24, 2018 | 3 Comments

So here’s a question to ask when you pick the kids up from school, or at dinner one night this week, or at bedtime, though bedtime will mean a delay in lights out. Bonus for the kids, maybe not for you. You find the best time and ask God to help you make this happen. […]

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The Emotions of Our Hearts Are a Reflection of God Himself

By Barbara Rainey | August 27, 2018 | 6 Comments

When I was a brand new Christian, and for years after, I had no concept of God having emotions. For me, He was kind and benevolent, though also strict about His laws, sitting on a high throne dispensing justice like a supreme court justice. Our nine justices are stoic, serious, highly intelligent, and make decisions […]

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