Made For Rest

By Barbara Rainey | May 23, 2019 | 6 Comments

O Giver of Love, and all that is good You have provided Sabbath for me, calendar marked since the dawn of time for me. Oh how I needed rest in my mommy years, we practiced Sabbath, knew You made this holy day for me my personal gift it seemed. Saying no to everyday on Sunday […]

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Eve and Me

By Barbara Rainey | May 6, 2019 | 2 Comments

She shall be called woman. The pinnacle of Your creation made to complete Adam, the two shall be one together a mirror of Three in One. Their fateful decision, her choice, his silence, unleashed torrents of sorrow endlessly multiplied pains. Eve’s motherhood, fount of every life on earth. Women ever since condemned to suffer pain […]

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Marys and Soul Sisters

By Barbara Rainey | April 22, 2019 | 11 Comments

True love is brave courageous, willing to risk, sacrifice; and so three Marys, Salome, Joanna and others walked in the pre-dawn darkness to the tomb. Why did they go? Was it mere duty, a woman’s obligation? Perhaps one had signed up for that morning’s anointing work but more than six said, I’m coming too. And […]

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Borrowing

By Barbara Rainey | March 11, 2019 | 29 Comments

    Lord, I need to borrow something. We had another disagreement, My husband and I. His officing at home for over a year now has produced more opportunities to trust You than I expected, exposed more of my flaws than I care to see. My time is not my own, my house no longer […]

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Unseen

By Barbara Rainey | February 18, 2019 | 11 Comments

  Jesus, You spent thirty years waiting in obscurity; hidden, unseen unknown. Mothers understand. We too live in obscurity working, teaching, correcting, praying hidden unseen unknown at home. Only one snapshot remains in the photo album of Jesus’ childhood. Mary, frantic, worried about her son. left behind, oblivious to the multitude dangers she imagined. Moms […]

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