Ever His Prayer

Create in Me

By Barbara Rainey | July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

As an artist I especially enjoy thoughts of Jesus, who created the universe, who holds all things together, as the Divine Artist. I wonder what the great Carpenter’s furniture looked like here on earth—finely turned lines? Planes smoothed to perfection? Even now, with the Father and the Spirit, this Trinity of Beauty cannot create anything […]

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God in the middle of a chain-link fence

God in the Middle of a Chain-Link Fence

By Janel Breitenstein | July 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

God in the middle of a chain-link fence Clouds were scudding across the sky, fingers of light splayed between them in a cool, breezy dawn. And there I was, crouching under a swag of chain, then edging my camera lens through a chain-link fence. Remember my prayer walks   the morning? This time my Canon […]

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Heart-Healthy Hospitality

Heart-Healthy Hospitality

By Janel Breitenstein | June 13, 2014 | 5 Comments

  Heart-Healthy Hospitality With a wide smile, I lifted my hand in farewell to the rough-and-tumble SUV, tires lifting and falling on the potholes and stones. The family within had bunked with us for the good part of a week, saturating our home with laughing shrieks and extra bare feet running in the dust. All told, […]

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Preparing for Guests

Preparing for Guests

By Barbara Rainey | June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

This past weekend Dennis and I spent hours in our large yard weed-eating, blowing wind and rain debris, pruning, fertilizing and more. We have guests coming.  What is it about guests that inspires this kind of labor?  Yes, it is an important and influential group, our FamilyLife board of directors, men who have significant responsibilities […]

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Why We Need Beauty

By Barbara Rainey | April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

This past weekend my husband and I took my mother and my brother to the new Crystal Bridges Art Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas. Normal Rockwell’s traveling exhibit was there along with the museum’s permanent collection of wonderful art. While I knew my mother would enjoy it I was surprised that my brother, 6 years my […]

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