Lost and Found: Truth Shows the Way

By Barbara Rainey | July 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Note from Barbara: This is the first in a series of posts taken from my book, Growing Together in Truth. These stories are designed to read individually or as a family. May you and your family always live according to God’s truth. And may your knowledge of the truth lead each of you to actions […]

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Friends & Family June 2022

By Barbara Rainey | June 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Every month, when I begin to write this letter to all of you, I’m amazed at how full the days of that month have been. Last month was filled with seminary class finals, graduations, and our grandson’s wedding, plus the travel for all these events. June began for us the morning after James’s wedding as […]

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The Holy Spirit Is My Friend: He Is Always With Me

By Barbara Rainey | June 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Today’s blog post is an excerpt from my new ebook, Who Is the Holy Spirit: How You Can Hear From Him. In this ebook I talk about the Spirit’s role as our Friend, Helper, Purifier, Teacher, and Guide. Be sure to download the entire ebook! For many summers, Dennis and I attended annual training events […]

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When Bad News Increases Our Anxiety, Where Can We Find Stability?

By Barbara Rainey | June 20, 2022 | 2 Comments

The bad news feels relentless right now. Inflation is rising steadily, gas prices are ridiculous, and the ongoing supply chain problems keep popping up like the game “Whack-a-mole.” How unexpected and crazy that suddenly there was no baby formula on store shelves? Worst of all is, of course, gun violence. We are shocked at every […]

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Motherhood Is a Ministry

By Barbara Rainey | June 13, 2022 | 6 Comments

Note from Barbara: Last month The Joyful Life magazine ran an interview with me and I was able to talk about a number of topics relevant to young wives and moms. The following is an excerpt from that interview; you can read the entire interview here. What is one thing younger mothers struggle with today […]

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A Prayer for Your Children and Grandchildren … if You Dare

By Barbara Rainey | June 6, 2022 | 3 Comments

In my seminary class on the doctrines of our faith, our professor Dr. John Hannah told a story of how he prayed for his girls when they were growing up. “I used to pray for their safety and their protection,” he said. “Then one day I realized what God would have me pray is for […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: God is Enough

By Barbara Rainey | June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

  What do you know about Pentecost and the Holy Spirit? I have found that so many people I come in contact with don’t understand who the Holy Spirit is and how He fits into the Trinity. I say all of this because Pentecost–which celebrates the coming of the Spirit–is this Sunday, June 5. In […]

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Pentecost: The Forgotten Celebration

By Barbara Rainey | May 30, 2022 | 2 Comments

  As you have probably noticed, holidays are important in my life and in the life of my family. I’ve invested a good amount of time to find creative and memorable ways to mark these annual days on the calendar we call holidays—especially those with connections to our faith. From the early days of the Bible’s […]

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Friends & Family May 2022

By Barbara Rainey | May 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Has May become like December for you, too? When our kids were in school I discovered that both months feature packed schedules. Extra events times six (surrounding the end of the school year and then high school graduations) made May on par with December. So this month’s letter will be a small photo album because […]

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Are You Afraid to Pray Big Prayers? Nothing Is Impossible for God

By Barbara Rainey | May 23, 2022 | 4 Comments

Can you imagine what it was like for Mary, an adolescent engaged to Joseph, to be greeted by the angel Gabriel? And then, to be told she would conceive a child who would be the Son of God? She had to be stunned, in shock. I’m surprised she was even able to ask Gabriel, “How […]

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