Parenting is Hard on the Heart

By Samuel Rainey | September 10, 2018 | 13 Comments

Today’s guest post is by my son, Samuel Rainey, husband of Stephanie and dad to four kids ages 15 to almost 7. Samuel is my third born, whose birth was by far my most difficult delivery, yet his life ushered into my world a son of delight whose presence makes me smile every time I […]

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Growing Up Adopted

By Deborah Petrik | September 6, 2018 | 10 Comments

Our guest blogger today is my delightful, Deborah Anne. I cannot begin to describe how grateful I am for God’s wonderful purposes in giving us this daughter of ours through adoption. Because of Deborah we know God in ways we never would. Because of Deborah we understand love and grace and joy and hope and […]

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3 Words of Wisdom I Gave My Grandson Before College

By Barbara Rainey | August 30, 2018 | 8 Comments

I have no idea how this happened, but somehow our first grandchild grew up and is now headed to college. Dennis and I drove to Conway and met him for lunch on Tuesday last week. We’ve never had this much time with just him…ever! We talked about his dorm, his roommate he has not yet […]

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How to help your kids deal with peer pressure

By Barbara Rainey | August 16, 2018 | 2 Comments

Peer pressure is not just a temptation for teens. Think about your life in the last week and ask, how many times did I do something, make a decision to buy something or feel inferior and berated myself because I compared myself to someone else and wanted to be like them? I’m guilty. If you […]

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It’s All about Our Hearts

By Barbara Rainey | August 13, 2018 | 4 Comments

I just wish my kids would behave! If I thought it once, I thought it a thousand times.  All the lessons on common courtesies, kindness, saying please and thank you, and Can’t you just be grateful you have food to eat instead of complaining about the meal I chose to prepare for our family, seemed […]

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