Teaching Our Children to Be Grateful in 4 Easy Lessons: Lesson 2

By Barbara Rainey | October 20, 2016 | 4 Comments

I admit to being a discouraged mom at times. With six children it seemed like someone was always unhappy about something – what they had to eat, where they had to sit, who they had to sit next to, what they had to wear, and on and on. None of them seemed to mind voicing their […]

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Teaching Our Children to be Grateful in 4 Easy Lessons: Lesson 1

By Barbara Rainey | October 13, 2016 | 17 Comments

“Lord, behold our family here assembled. We thank You for this place in which we dwell, for the love accorded us this day, for the hope with which we expect the morrow; for the health, the work, the food and the bright skies that make our lives delightful; for our friends in all parts of […]

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The Fatherhood of God

The Fatherhood of God

By Barbara Rainey | June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

From any rational perspective, it is truly beyond understanding that the infinite God of heaven would condescend to identify Himself with us…and allow Himself to be identified in return by our faulty perceptions. Yet He has designed the human family to be the incubator for both human life and spiritual life.  Home is the schoolroom […]

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A Lesson From Winnie

A Lesson From Winnie

By Janel Breitenstein | June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Lesson From Winnie I was sautéing dinner last week when the clink of the lock at our gate resonated through the kitchen. I looked up, and through the window saw my friend Winnie standing behind the gate’s bars, expectantly and with her characteristic wide smile. Beneath her arms was a colorful book on the […]

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Janel and Mom

When Success Means Sacrifice

By Janel Breitenstein | May 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

It was past eleven this past Monday evening; my children’s fingers curled limply around the edges of their mattresses, and my husband contentedly read in our bedroom. But my legs were crossed Indian-style on our thinning rug in the living room, the glow of a screen reflecting on my face: time to talk with my […]

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