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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What I Tell My Daughters About Modesty

By Lisa Jacobson | July 19, 2018 | 9 Comments

I was practically born in a bikini. Okay, so I was probably wearing less than that. But I did grow up hearing my mom tell people that I was only 3 weeks old when I took my first trip to the beach. Living close to the sunny Southern California coast, it’s where I spent most […]

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Preparing Your Child for College

By Hanna Seymour | May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just a quick run into the grocery store, she thought.  She only had a few items she needed to pick up. Chicken broth, two onions, a bag of lettuce, and cereal. As she searched the cereal aisle for her daughter’s favorite, a knot formed in her stomach. With no warning, tears began to stream down her cheeks. […]

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