Praying for Those Who May Be Difficult to Love

By Barbara Rainey | May 2, 2022 | 3 Comments

Note from Barbara: This is the second of six blog posts on prayer between now and June. (You can read the first here.) I have loved reading old prayers since the days of my mothering when I discovered the prayers of saints like Susanna Wesley. Each blog post will feature one of these prayers from […]

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Friends & Family April 2022

By Barbara Rainey | April 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

To my friends far and wide: Christ is risen!! The best news of this month and of all time. Here’s a photo of a cross our 83-year-old neighbor built for us out of our old deck boards. We finally cemented it in the ground last fall and I have loved seeing it every day out […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: A Mother’s Legacy

By Barbara Rainey | April 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

As Mother’s Day approaches, I thought it fitting to share this conversation with our daughter, Ashley, on our podcast today. While this particular conversation was recorded several years ago, the things we discussed are definitely still relevant today! We talk about when we understood what leaving a legacy meant to each of us, about feeling […]

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How to Enjoy Constant Access to God in Prayer

By Barbara Rainey | April 25, 2022 | 5 Comments

One week ago the world celebrated or at least recognized the pinnacle moment of history; the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Sadly, by the next day most everyone went back to normal living as if it never happened. But what should be different? Or perhaps the better question is: How can my life today be changed […]

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I AM the Resurrection and the Life

By Barbara Rainey | April 17, 2022 | 1 Comment

“I AM the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in Me, though He die, yet shall He live.” John 11:25 Today we have arrived at the summit! The pinnacle moment of our faith. The tomb is empty … grave clothes vacant … stone rolled away! The Lamb of God has taken away the sins of […]

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Silent Saturday

By Barbara Rainey | April 16, 2022 | 4 Comments

“Silent Saturday” says it all. The hopes of all Jesus’ disciples were completely dashed. To watch the brutality of any crucifixion was difficult. To watch the One you loved and worshipped crucified and murdered unjustly was traumatic. As they mourned at home, it was the Sabbath, so no work was being done. Those who were […]

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I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life

By Barbara Rainey | April 15, 2022 | 1 Comment

“I AM the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 This trinity of names illustrates well the message of the Cross. There is one way to God: Jesus the Messiah. There is one Truth: Jesus the Messiah. There is one Life Source, one Creator, […]

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I AM the True Vine

By Barbara Rainey | April 14, 2022 | 2 Comments

“I AM the True Vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.  … I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me  and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:1, 5 Horticulture is the symbol for this name Jesus speaks […]

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I AM the Good Shepherd

By Barbara Rainey | April 13, 2022 | 1 Comment

“I AM the Good Shepherd. I know my own and My own know Me. …  I lay down My life for My sheep.” John 10:14-15 Leaders are shepherds. Parents, teachers, coaches, mayors, governors, employers, pastors, priests, and every other titled position of authority implies a responsibility of caring, of shepherding the welfare of others. The […]

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I AM the Door

By Barbara Rainey | April 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

“I AM the Door. If anyone enters by Me, He will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:9 Doors signal an entrance. Since the Garden of Eden’s passageway was marked by the cherubim and flaming sword entryways have been noted by man-made doors. Fashioned of stone or wood, leather […]

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