The Beauty of Do-Overs

By Barbara Rainey | January 7, 2016 | 3 Comments

Celebrating newness means embracing the opportunity for a new response, a new us to whittle away a former us that’s not God honoring.  Take a look at how my friend Julia, who I have admired for a long time, is allowing herself a Do-Over in her motherhood.  She’s intensely honest about the struggles she faces in her […]

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A Back-to-School Time Saving Idea

By Barbara Rainey | August 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

  With a full house of six kids, getting ready for school each morning often presented more challenges for me than I was ready to handle before the sun came up. I’m not a morning person so I struggled just to be alert and patient with hundreds of questions and complaints filling the air. Even […]

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When My Kids Got In The Way Of My Passion

By Barbara Rainey | May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was a form of adult grounding, I suppose; one of those life events that demanded my schedule grind to a travel-free, work-minimized halt. While the introvert in me initially welcomed the mandatory hiatus, the rest of me chewed on the reason and all its implications: radiation. The six weeks of daily treatments were only […]

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Scuba Diving

By Barbara Rainey | February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

As we boarded our cruise ship early last week; going through security, hauling bags, getting room keys and finding an empty elevator along with the other 2000 people doing the same juggling act, our two children and their spouses were talking about their shore excursion plans. Michael and Samuel were discussing scuba diving, which both […]

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