3 Big Truths for Little People About Natural Disasters

By Barbara Rainey | September 11, 2017 | 4 Comments

Hurricane Irma has united our country as political leaders only dream of doing. Its recent predecessor, Harvey, did the same. Millions have been watching the news and weather apps, praying as one for the safety of those facing this new storm. Even while praying for these new victims, the whole country is still giving generous […]

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What Are You Teaching Your Children?

By Barbara Rainey | September 6, 2017 | 12 Comments

Be nice to your brother! Don’t hit. Be kind at recess today. Share your toys. Say thank you at your friend’s house. Does this sound like your mother talking? Or maybe your kids would say it sounds like their mother talking! I imagine you are teaching your children these types of lesson plus all the […]

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Sending Your Child Out Into the World

By Barbara Rainey | August 7, 2017 | 7 Comments

“One day when the kids are gone, we will sit quietly by the fire and listen to the laughter in the walls.” For years a printed version of these stanzas from “Laughter in the Walls,” by Bob Benson, hung on a wall in our home, reminding me of a someday that, at the time, felt as […]

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The Invisible Force That Can Make or Break Your Faith-filled Home

By Karis Murray | June 8, 2017 | 6 Comments

We’d moved in to our new home a week prior. We’d repainted, unpacked, organized, installed new window treatments, and hung every piece of art and photo in its place. It was my dream house. It was as if someone had found our list of everything we were looking for in a house, even the ridiculous […]

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The God of My Heartbreak: Teaching Teens to Pray

By Janel Breitenstein | March 22, 2017 | 5 Comments

Of the many nuggets I’ve gleaned from my father-in-law, perhaps one I am most grateful for is his response to my husband’s teen years. A lot of people find merit in Mark Twain’s quip: When a boy turns 13, put him in a barrel and feed him through a knot hole. When he turns 16, […]

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