Taming Your House Full of Chaos

By Janel Breitenstein | October 11, 2017 | 27 Comments

There are moments in my home that can only be tidily described as chaos. Last night, as my two youngest were building a fort in the bedroom, I heard some concerning-sounding thuds: “That was the bathroom mirror, Mom!” (Oh. I think that’s supposed to make me feel better?) There was also the repetitive, distinctive bleat […]

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Taking it Higher: Questions to Help Your Kids Learn To Walk with the Holy Spirit

By Janel Breitenstein | September 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

I perched on her bed as she leaned back into the froth of pillows, blankets tugged up to her waist. She was always my one for cozy places. But I wished I could cuddle my daughter’s heart up like that, as easy as snuggling deeper. Only three days into her very first year going to […]

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Can the Holy Spirit Help me Love Someone when I Don’t Feel Like It?

By Barbara Rainey | June 28, 2017 | 10 Comments

Summer Blog Club Week 4 Years ago we had neighbors with children about the ages of two of our middle kids.  They didn’t come over to play very often, but when they did, I insisted they play outside in the back yard. One of them seemed like an angry kid. This child used a few […]

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How Does the Holy Spirit help me in my everyday life?

By Barbara Rainey | June 14, 2017 | 22 Comments

What should I make for dinner? I don’t know if I can solve another conflict between my kids. It’s so endless…How I wish I could stop their sibling rivalry for good! It’s so frustrating… Oh shoot… I forgot to throw the sheets in the dryer before I left to go to my workout.  Oh well…I’ve […]

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How Do I Become Friends with the Holy Spirit? Summer Blog Club Week 1

By Barbara Rainey | June 7, 2017 | 16 Comments

For many summers, Dennis and I attended annual training events with our entire family for the ministry of Cru. We usually tacked on a week of vacation to make the work of packing a family of eight to travel by van 1200 miles every summer worth the effort. We camped in the mountains or visited […]

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