“Becoming Small” in the Lives of Your Adult Children

By Barbara Rainey | April 19, 2021 | 4 Comments

My good friend, Jane Ann Smith, who also has six children and is about 10 years ahead of me in life’s journey, has given me lots of good advice over the years. As I began my empty nest years, I continued to watch her, ask questions and learn from her. A few years later when […]

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How to Be Intentional in Building Close-Knit Families

By Susan Yates | April 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

I’m delighted today to introduce you to my friend Susan Yates. Susan is one of the most intentional people I know and her post today is full of ways to create a strong healthy family and ideas for creating fun relationships. Summer is coming soon and now is the time to start planning for family […]

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Dear Barbara: I’m an Overwhelmed Mom!

By Barbara Rainey | March 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dear Barbara: As a 40-year-old with a baby and a 6-year-old, I often feel overwhelmed with all my responsibilities.  Don’t get me wrong—I love my family, but I often feel like I just don’t have enough time to get it all done. My friends and I have the financial ability that our mothers didn’t have […]

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When Your Kids Drive You Crazy With Too Many Questions

By Barbara Rainey | September 19, 2016 | 4 Comments

What is hair made from? Do lizards go to heaven? Why do we stop at red lights? Who’s your mom’s mom? Why do I have to tell Jesus what I did wrong when He already knows? In our house with six kids, a menagerie of outside pets, and two often exhausted parents, our kids’ questions […]

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The Day I Turned into Mama Bear

By Barbara Rainey | June 22, 2016 | 4 Comments

by Barbara Rainey How do I trust God when my husband is dealing with hard issues at work and it makes him distracted and distant at home? How do I trust God when it feels my life is falling apart? It seems everything is going wrong at once right now. How do I trust God […]

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