Parenting

Do Something of Value Tonight (Part Two) by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

Posted by on January 8, 2009 at 9:45 am

More on the same theme— What have you done (today) to spend time with the people you love (and NOT the work-place)…. Ephesians 5:17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. As the kids surrounded my car like a band of whooping Indians, screaming, “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy,” […]

Do Something of Value Tonight (Part One) by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

Posted by on January 7, 2009 at 9:31 am

Wow! This is a very valid point— no matter how much you give of yourself at your ‘job’, make sure to leave plenty extra for your home and family life too!!! Ephesians 5:15,16 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time. Driving home one […]

The First Requirement of Ministry by Os Hillman

Posted by on December 10, 2008 at 7:38 am

What sort of activity are we doing that shows us we are not aligned with God? Are we able to connect and experience a sense of responsibility for situations we encounter? God tends to use those who’ve been broken by something, as an advocate and tool(or guide) to others who are also enthralled by that […]

Focus on Relationships by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

Posted by on November 22, 2008 at 7:27 am

Giving thanks, in all we do/have/be – while important, also can be enriched by really spending time with loved ones- including letting them know just how much you cherish them… The Rainey’s provide practical experiential advice regarding this. Philippians 1:3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you. I once read of a […]

Leave It to Heaven by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

Posted by on November 17, 2008 at 7:13 am

The key to remember here is a simple idea that Jesus clearly articulated: “‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” [Matthew 23:39 / Gal 5:14]. If we truly wish to emulate Christ– we must love without condition, with great compassion– and forgive the moment a wrong-doing occurs. Let go of the need not only to ‘defend’ but […]