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 Set A Thanksgiving Table and Family Recipes

By Barbara Rainey | October 27, 2017 | 10 Comments

You’re inviting friends and family, planning who will sleep where, pulling out yellowed and crusty recipe cards that are your feaster’s favorites. As a woman who works tirelessly to make holidays special for your family, certainly you’re making plans to celebrate Thanksgiving. This fall holiday brings everyone home and you want to be ready. Here’s […]

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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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Skipping Thanksgiving

By Barbara Rainey | November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

I freely admit for the last 20 years I have been rather fanatical, perhaps legalistic is the better term, about keeping my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, distinct and separate from the overpowering pressure of Christmas that begins in earnest on Nov 1. We are not naturally a thankful people and because that is true I wanted […]

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Express Gratitude – Say it

By Barbara Rainey | November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this month which annually reminds us to express gratitude, I was thinking today it is not just an attitude of gratitude that’s important, but a choice to verbalize thanks for all that I have been given to the Giver of every good and perfect gift. Imagine sending a wedding gift to an engaged couple […]

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