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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Why Your Home Matters … Even If It Doesn’t Look Like You Want

By Barbara Rainey | May 12, 2016 | 7 Comments

Do you know there are children who live on the streets? Not kids whose mom or dad is temporarily homeless and they are too by default. Not the ones who live in your local shelters as tragic as that is. No, it’s children who have lived all their lives in gutters, in sewer pipes, or […]

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Why Your Home Matters … Even Though It’s Far From Perfect

By Barbara Rainey | May 5, 2016 | 13 Comments

Do you wish your home were more peaceful? I sure did when all six of my kids were at home. Even when only two were left, it still wasn’t peaceful the way I wanted it to be. You see I wanted everyone to get along and like each other. What I really wanted, truth be […]

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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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