Tune your Hearts to Worship

By Barbara Rainey | March 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

To celebrate something well, we must plan to celebrate. Weddings, birthday parties even prom and high school formals take months of planning. We brainstorm the perfect theme, research pinterest and online libraries for days on end compiling ideas, we hire event planners and follow their every recommendation. Easter is next month! You better to get […]

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Anticipation

By Barbara Rainey | February 28, 2018 | 5 Comments

Laura is my youngest. From the time she was four or five she couldn’t go to sleep on Christmas Eve. Then she was awake before dawn because her of her great excitement for the big day. As she got older, this sleepless pattern extended to include the nights before tryouts, the nights before a big […]

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5 Weeks Till Easter: Plan to Get Together

By Barbara Rainey | February 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

Crowded tightly around an overflowing table is the classic signal that this moment in time is special. On any normal night, you eat dinner with your immediate family. But to signify the importance and celebration of a noteworthy event, friends and families gather together, greeting one another with hugs and smiles and how-are-yous as each […]

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Start a New Tradition

By Tracy Lane | February 7, 2018 | 3 Comments

Every Saturday morning, like clockwork, our little girls pop out of bed way before my husband and I are ready. We currently fantasize about the teen years of our kids sleeping way past 6am. But since right now they are 5 and 3, it’s simply a dream that gets interrupted very early each Saturday morning. […]

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Why It’s Time to Start Easter Planning

By Barbara Rainey | January 29, 2018 | 10 Comments

Following the culture’s and retailers’ lead Christians, like most everyone else, spend a lot of time and money preparing for Christmas with parties, presents, and elaborate decorations around our homes and communities. Twinkling lights, glowing fires, warm mugs full of cheer are enjoyed by bright-eyed hopefuls from 1 to 92. By contrast, most of us […]

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