Why do names Matter?

By Barbara Rainey | December 19, 2016 | 3 Comments

Why do names matter? In the beginning God created and He named. He called the darkness Night and the light Day. The dry land He named Earth and the sky above Heaven. He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, giving each a specific name. Meaning is inherent in a name, giving identity to an […]

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Advent Week 4: JESUS IS THE LIGHT

By Barbara Rainey | December 15, 2016 | 4 Comments

I hope you’re enjoying these posts from my friend Dave Boehi, who wrote these Advent lessons to encourage us during Christmas. I love how he suggests using our new His Advent Names Adorenaments in each one. -Barbara  Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not […]

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A Time to Grieve During Stepfamily Holidays

By eth | December 13, 2016 | 2 Comments

By Sabrina McDonald My stepson Will and daughter-in-law, Kirsten, were driving in from Dallas to stay at our house over Christmas for several days. Even though my husband, Robbie, and I had been married for a couple of years, this was the first time for them to visit during the holidays. I was nervous. Christmas […]

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Advent Week 3: JESUS IS THE MESSENGER

By Barbara Rainey | December 8, 2016 | 5 Comments

I hope you’re enjoying these posts from my friend Dave Boehi, who wrote these Advent lessons to encourage us during Christmas. I love how he suggests using our new His Advent Names Adorenaments in each one. -Barbara  I never get tired of reading the Christmas story in Luke every December. One scene that my kids […]

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Celebrating Christmas When You’re Alone

By eth | December 6, 2016 | 1 Comment

I’d love for you to hear some thoughts from my longtime friend Julie Denker. Julie has been on staff at FamilyLife for over three decades. She is a woman of strong faith, always looking to encourage and serve others in even the smallest ways. It’s an honor to know her and learn from her. And […]

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