We Serve an Amazing God

By Barbara Rainey | September 7, 2022 | 3 Comments

All the kids have gone home, the cake is eaten, and King Farm is now empty … except for the two of us who stayed to finish the cleanup and to rest. But what a weekend it was when all our family gathered together to celebrate the 50 years that Dennis and I have been […]

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50 Lessons from 50 Years of Marriage (Part 4): Committing Our Relationship to God

By Dennis and Barbara Rainey | August 29, 2022 | 1 Comment

This year, with our 50th anniversary approaching, we decided to write down the story of how God brought us together. As we reminisced about those days, we remembered His unmistakable leading. And that conviction gave us a solid footing as we began our marriage. We’ve always known that God put us together, and therefore we’ve […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Dennis & Barbara Rainey’s Courtship and Engagement

By Barbara Rainey | August 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Do you remember the moment you and your spouse moved from friends to “more than that”? For me, I didn’t think I was ready to move past the friends stage because I didn’t want to ruin the great friendship that Dennis and I had. When you ask Dennis… he was ready to move to the […]

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50 Lessons from 50 Years of Marriage (Part 3): Still Learning After All These Years

By Dennis and Barbara Rainey | August 22, 2022 | 1 Comment

As we approach our 50th anniversary, you might think we’re now in cruise control with our marriage. If so, you are mistaken!  We’re still learning … often from our errors … and still growing in our relationship with God and with each other. As a result, we decided to create a book, Our Story, for […]

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50 Lessons from 50 Years of Marriage (Part 2): Practical Ways to Build Oneness

By Dennis and Barbara Rainey | August 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

This is the second in a four-part series presenting some of the key lessons we’ve learned during 50 years of marriage. This week we’re featuring some practical ways to build oneness in marriage—lessons we’ve often learned the hard way! And if you’re interested in seeing the entire list, be sure to get Our Story. Available in […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Lessons From 50 Years of Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | August 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe we are nearing the middle of August, and around here schools are starting back in the next week or so. When our kids started back to school, that always increased the busyness of our family, and when the busyness of our family increased, time for Dennis and me to focus on […]

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50 Lessons From 50 Years of Marriage: Learning About God’s Blueprints for Marriage

By Dennis and Barbara Rainey | August 8, 2022 | 3 Comments

Fifty years ago when I (Dennis) married Barbara Ann Peterson I was a rookie, repeatedly failing to appreciate the dignity of the gifted woman, friend, partner, lover, and confidante God had brought me. Honestly, I barely even knew her. Looking back, we both realize we had no idea what we were doing. We thought we […]

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For An Audience of One: Truth Stands Firm

By Barbara Rainey | August 1, 2022 | 1 Comment

Just a few years after Jesus went back to heaven, those who followed Him began to be persecuted. In AD 202, the Roman emperor issued an edict against all Christians. Among those arrested was a young mother in her early 20s named Perpetua. Born in North Africa, Perpetua grew up in a prosperous family with […]

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All the Children of the World: Truth Takes Action

By Barbara Rainey | July 25, 2022 | 1 Comment

Thomas Bernardo was small in stature—he stood a mere five feet and three inches—but he towered with commitment to share the love of Christ with the street children of London. Thomas was motivated by the truth of Scriptures like John 21:17, which calls us to “Feed my sheep,” and Matthew 25:40, where Christ says, “… […]

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A Mutineer and a Monk: Truth Brings Freedom

By Barbara Rainey | July 18, 2022 | 1 Comment

The book and film Mutiny on the Bounty tell the story of the notorious revolt that occurred aboard the English ship the Bounty. In 1789 the Bounty and her crew sailed across the Pacific Ocean on a voyage of exploration. After a six-month stay on the tropical island of Tahiti, many of the sailors decided […]

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