Making Much of Easter

Barbara Rainey believes that Easter should be celebrated like Christmas. She shares ideas of how to make Holy Week special.

Related series

Making Christmas Matter

Christmas is a special time of year. Barbara Rainey joins her husband, Dennis, to talk about the Advent season and what you can do to make the holidays more meaningful. Over the past seven years, Barbara has designed Christmas ornaments that boast of God's powerful names. The Raineys recall the even...

Listen to the series >

Why Motherhood Matters

September McCarthy's first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, and their second child also died shortly after birth. God used those transforming moments to show her the sacred in the suffering and to change her heart. McCarthy also talks about the challenges and joys of motherhood. She reminds us that c...

Listen to the series >

She Is Yours

Jonathan and Wynter Pitts talk about their adventure of raising four girls. They talk realistically about the challenges of loving, guiding, and protecting their daughters. The Pitts encourage parents to get to know their children's personalities and preferences so they can best encourage their inte...

Listen to the series >

Making Much of Easter

Barbara Rainey believes that Easter can be a perfect time to teach your children about Jesus. She shares ideas of how to make Holy Week special. Rainey tells how she and her husband, Dennis, gathered their family together to have an Easter celebration they'll remember for years to come....

Listen to the series >

Easter Advent

It's almost Easter! Will you be ready spiritually? Barbara Rainey teams up with Tracy Lane to coach moms on how to make the most of Easter. After all, it is the day when we remember Christ's death and burial and celebrate His resurrection. But, unlike Christmas, with all its hoopla and pizzazz, East...

Listen to the series >

How Do I Love Thee?

Has Valentine's Day become a little predictable at your house? Then why don't you focus on the real meaning of love rather than the retailers' idea of it? To help you, Barbara Rainey has created a new tool called "How Do I Love Thee?" to help you focus on the real meaning of love as defined in 1 Cor...

Listen to the series >

Telling Stories to Children

Sally Lloyd-Jones gets us in the spirit of the holidays by recalling the Christmases of her youth in Africa and England. She also tells about her calling as a children's author and stresses the importance of reading and connecting with children....

Listen to the series >

Focusing Christmas on Christ

There's more to the holidays than just baking cookies and shopping. Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane remind listeners that Christmas is the perfect time to tell others about Jesus, especially your children....

Listen to the series >

A Meaningful Christmas

Ready or not, here they come! The holidays, that is. Barbara Rainey and her daughter Laura Rainey Dries tell how they plan on preparing their homes, and their hearts, for Christmas. Rainey and Dries discuss fun ideas to help keep the holidays meaningful, and keep Christ at the center of your family...

Listen to the series >

The Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is about gathering together to remember God's many blessings. Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane talk about what they do on a typical Thanksgiving holiday. Rainey and Lane also remind listeners that it's not about favorite recipes but rather about getting people together to enjoy and remembe...

Listen to the series >

Summer Reading for Families

Turn off the electronics and turn your kids on to summer reading. Authors Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane help capture the imagination of far-away places as they share their favorite reads and offer practical tips on how to engage young children as well as teens. Discover why reading opens your world...

Listen to the series >

Ideas for Celebrating Easter

Barbara Rainey reminds us of Jesus' commandment to remember His death, not just His birth. With that in mind, Rainey believes Christians should make a big deal out of Easter. She gives some easy, fun ideas to keep Christ's death, burial and resurrection at the forefront of their Easter celebrations....

Listen to the series >

Unraveling the Messiah Mystery

Lent was originally intended as a kind of Advent for Easter. Barbara Rainey wants families to experience the awe and mystery surrounding Easter. She describes a resource to be used during Lent, that highlights "clues" from the Old Testament that identify the Messiah....

Listen to the series >

Gathering Together

Thanksgiving is the day we officially set aside to gather with family and friends to praise God for His blessings. Barbara Rainey shares fresh ideas to help families focus on being fully present with one another as they gather at the Thanksgiving table....

Listen to the series >

Reclaiming Easter

Our Easter celebrations should be as special as the miracle we commemorate. Barbara Rainey, raises our awareness on the importance of Easter. Barbara encourages listeners to prepare our hearts for Easter Sunday by implementing some simple and practical resources designed to remind us of the glory of...

Listen to the series >

Exalting Easter

Barbara Rainey is passionate about Easter – and when she says “Easter” she doesn’t mean chocolate bunnies and nice dresses for the kids. Join us as Barbara helps us understand and explore Easter, the pinnacle of the Christian holiday season. ...

Listen to the series >

The World's Largest Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

Sharing the gospel message doesn't haven't to be hard. In fact, some would say it's lots of fun! Hear how listeners share the gospel with their neighbors by hosting a neighborhood Easter egg hunt using FamilyLife's Resurrection Eggs....

Listen to the series >

Behold the Lamb

Is the gospel the focus of your Easter celebration? Barbara Rainey reminds us that Easter is a perfect time to proclaim your faith to believers as well as nonbelievers as they visit your home during the Lenten season. A great way to do that is through “Behold the Lamb,” an interactive devotional...

Listen to the series >

Granny Camp

Hear how grandmother Anne Dierks invented Granny Camp to help build memories with her grandkids ...

Listen to the series >

Just Add Family

Kurt and Olivia Bruner (parents of four) tell parents how to whip up fun family devotions with FamilyLife’s Just Add Family resource. Grab a card and go for new ideas to make family times fun, appealing, and fruitful… just add family!...

Listen to the series >

An Eggstra-Special Easter

Easter is just around the corner! Find out how you can make a BIG difference in your neighborhood by participating in the World's Largest Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt. ...

Listen to the series >

The Case for Christ

Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, and Saddleback's newest teaching pastor, makes a case for Christ....

Listen to the series >

Creative Family Nights

How can your family benefit from a weekly family night? Find out by listening to Jim Weidmann, father of four and founder of the Family Night movement, when he explains what inspired him to teach his children biblical truth in a fun, creative way. ...

Listen to the series >

The Great Resurrection: Hoax or History?

Jesus placed a lot of emphasis on the resurrection. On today's broadcast, Josh McDowell, author of Evidence That Demands a Verdict, tells the story of three persons who tried to refute the resurrection based on historical fact and became believers instead....

Listen to the series >

Not-So-Stupid Parents

Michael and Hayley DiMarco, bestselling authors of numerous books, including Not-So-Stupid Parents, and founders of "Hungry Planet", talk to Dennis Rainey about the 10 things parents unknowingly do that embarrass their kids....

Listen to the series >

Topics View list