You Could Never Ask Too Much of God

By Barbara Rainey | May 5, 2017 | 2 Comments

Family relationships are woven through the Bible story starting with God our Father, Christ our brother, and the Spirit our Comforter Friend. To this royal Trinity, and their perfect relationship, we are collectively invited to come. Not for correction or judgment but for the soothing gift of mercy and grace. “Let us draw near” is […]

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Never Forgotten

By Tracy Lane | April 21, 2017 | 2 Comments

Have you ever been forgotten? Left behind? Overlooked for someone else to be chosen instead? It happens to all of us. But it still hurts. The betrayal stings. It leaves us wondering why we aren’t good enough, wanted enough, loved enough. But have you ever been remembered? Was there a special day that a dear […]

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When Fear Hits

By Barbara Rainey | April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

When was the last time you were afraid? It was probably very recent. Fear is one of the most common feelings for a young child and even all the way to a grandparent. We often live in fear when we feel like we aren’t in control or don’t know everything we need to know. We […]

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When it Feels Overwhelming

By Barbara Rainey | April 7, 2017 | 4 Comments

Drowning was my greatest childhood fear. Because of my lifelong battle with asthma, I easily imagined the panic of being overwhelmed by water, fighting for a breath. In 2008, our granddaughter Molly was born. That same day, her parents were told she wouldn’t live. The shock was like being swept off our feet by a […]

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I Am With You

By Tracy Lane | March 31, 2017 | 5 Comments

Have you ever needed someone’s presence just to feel okay? A newborn baby screams and flails under another’s watch, but as soon as Mommy swoops the baby back into her arms the world is right again. It’s as if the mother’s embrace whispers, “It’s okay. I’m here now.” But a mother’s comfort can only last […]

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