Teaching Your Child to Hear God’s Voice

By Barbara Rainey | September 20, 2017 | 9 Comments

By Tracy Lane & Barbara Rainey “Mommy, why do you always pray that I’ll listen to what God tells me to do? How do I even know if He’s talking to me? What does God’s voice sound like?” It was a fair question in reference to my (Tracy) bedtime prayer script. Every night I lay […]

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Helping Kids Learn to Walk with the Holy Spirit

By Janel Breitenstein | September 13, 2017 | 6 Comments

It’s happening. After eight years of homeschooling, this year, all four of my children strap on their backpacks and head down to our local public school. Aside from the schooling comments that inevitably hit the comments section—I tell you this because, from the minute a doctor slaps them on the bottom—our children are increasingly outside […]

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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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