Happy Friday ETH Friends! I think some of you were sending your sweet little ones to school this week so I hope and pray that send off went well!
As you may have heard, my sweet parents Dennis and Barbara, announced last week that David and Meg Robbins will be taking over the leadership of FamilyLife in December. This transition has been in the works for 2+ years and I am excited about David and Meg as I spent more time with them last week but to be honest, I have also felt some sadness as I am anticipating an incredible end to what has been a beautifully long chapter for my parents.
My parents have faithfully served the people and ministry of FamilyLife for over 41 years. This kind of commitment is almost unheard of today (who stays in one role for over 40 years? amazing.) and they have sacrificed MUCH over all of those years. They’ve said no to a lot of things, fought for their marriage, for our family, and have always sought the Lord through every decision they’ve made. They are what they preach and what you see is who they are at home, when no one is watching.
Their faith and walk with the Lord has deepened through many struggles, joys, trials and unknowns as they practiced full dependence and trust in the Lord. I could write a book about my parents and all that they’ve done but since I am getting teary thinking about how grateful I am for them, and last week started the beginning of “the end” for them at FamilyLife, I’ve decided to call an audible on the last question of the week. This isn’t one that you would find in the Untie Your Story Questions tin, but is one that I would love for people to answer as a small “thank you” for my parents.
SO, the question is: How has the faithful leadership of Dennis & Barbara Rainey at FamilyLife encouraged you in your faith, family or marriage?
I can’t wait to read your responses. My heart was so proud reading some comments from Facebook last week so if you know someone who has been encouraged through FamilyLife and they don’t follow our blog, please encourage them to pop over here and share with us! I would love for these responses to pour in and send them to my parents to read over the next several weeks and months.
Thank you, friends!