Heart Identity Matters

By Barbara Rainey | February 4, 2019 | 27 Comments

Opening an old journal I read, “I really wanted to go to the meetings this morning, but here I am in our apartment being a mother. Mothering doesn’t stop. Children’s needs don’t stop. Sick kids can’t be delegated. So once again I’m isolated and he, my husband, is not.” My words sprawled over the pages, […]

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5 Resolutions that Could Actually Change Your Life: 4-Flip the Script

By Tracy Lane | January 24, 2018 | 14 Comments

“For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.” 1 Timothy 4:4 Do you ever dread all the things you have to do in a day? I used to. I’d hear myself thinking—and sometimes even saying out loud—I have to make my kids lunch. I […]

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How to Overcome Mom Guilt

By Susan Yates | April 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

I am the worst mother in the world. I feel so guilty all the time. I know better but I just can’t live up to the picture of the mom I know God wants me to be and that I want to be! What can I do? Please help me!  This note from a friend […]

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Dear Woman, You Matter

By Barbara Rainey | January 9, 2017 | 12 Comments

A post in the Your Home Matters Series Opening an old journal I found on the shelf I found these words in my handwriting: “I really wanted to go to the meetings this morning, but here I am in our apartment being a mother. Mothering doesn’t stop. Their needs don’t stop. Sick kids can’t be […]

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Motherhood Reformation

Motherhood Reformation

By Barbara Rainey | July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Motherhood, for me, was a minefield of less-than-honorable passions. Sloughing through a thankless and often humiliating gauntlet of messes and mistakes elicited more anger and exhausted misery than I ever thought possible. Yes, there were multitudes of joys! But that was not where most of the lessons were learned. Not until I had been mothering […]

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