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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The Comparison Delusion

By Barbara Rainey | February 11, 2019 | 16 Comments

    It started with her eyes. Something beautiful, delicious looking desirable, beckoned. Like Eve my eyes, easily distracted, attracted to other lovelies, imagined relationships, longings to be like her or her, secretly glad I’m not like her. My Creator, my Abba Father, You make no mistakes, Your plans are perfect, always for my good. […]

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Upon Awaking

By Barbara Rainey | January 28, 2019 | 23 Comments

My limbs leaden this morning my head pounding my thinking dull from interrupted sleep. Jesus did you ever feel this way? You were fully human You too experienced interrupted sleep. In my kitchen coffee helps but can’t dispel the sluggishness. Multiplied needs of others assail me; my calendar’s commitments…must be kept but seem too much… […]

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In Need Of Sleep

By Barbara Rainey | January 21, 2019 | 21 Comments

    F I N A L L Y. I slide into the embrace of sheets Sigh, Exhale deeply. Eyelids close. Day is done.   Almost asleep consciousness floating dreams alighting. Breathing. Deeply.   A cry. Suddenly alert eyes wide. Thoughts flitting I know she ate enough. Will she go back to sleep? Will I? […]

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Resting in Your Plan for Me

By Barbara Rainey | January 14, 2019 | 14 Comments

    Lord God, Worker of all that is good, It is easy for me to boldly believe Your good and sovereign control over all as I look at the lives of others from afar. In my friend’s life, when she is struggling, suffering, wondering what You are doing in her world, I can so […]

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