Why Easter Matters to Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | March 25, 2019 | 30 Comments

One of my great faults, which shows up regularly in our marriage, is my first-born perfectionism turned on my husband as ‘helping’. Sometimes it happens when he’s telling a story and doesn’t get the details right as I remember them and I correct him. (btw, I do work hard not to correct publicly.) Other times […]

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20 Ways to Celebrate Easter

By Barbara Rainey | March 21, 2019 | 11 Comments

Four and one half weeks till Easter Sunday! How much time have you spent preparing? A quick quiz for you: Have you done any decorating to signal to your family and neighbors that Easter is coming and that this holiday is important to you? Are you preparing for this day as the most important celebration […]

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Anticipation

By Barbara Rainey | March 18, 2019 | 5 Comments

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

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Easter Candles DIY

By Barbara Rainey | March 7, 2019 | 52 Comments

I have just made my first candle and I am THRILLED beyond words with its success! It only took about 45 seconds with the hair dryer and turned out perfectly. I am planning my Easter tablescape and also plan to make several for Easter gifts. My only problem has been finding enough candles for all […]

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Are We Hungry for God?

By Barbara Rainey | March 4, 2019 | 6 Comments

  There is comfort in recurring holidays that root our souls to a soothing rhythm with a repetitive beat. But there is also a quickened sense of anxiety that we haven’t prepared, haven’t anticipated as we feel we should.  So the arrival of Lent this week, finds us thinking of many other things besides this […]

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