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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Daughters Of The King

By Barbara Rainey | January 7, 2019 | 11 Comments

  As I shared last week, I began writing a series of prayers in the winter of 2018 as I was processing some loss and experiencing a physical challenge. In the middle of that season I spoke at my daughter Ashley’s church’s women’s retreat to a group of wonderful women from college girls to grandmas. […]

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Daily Perplexities

By Barbara Rainey | September 3, 2018 | 5 Comments

Perplexed is word I have grown to savor in recent years.  No day is like another, no child is like his sibling, no marriage mirrors its neighbor.  And beyond my own orb of experiences, God’s larger, ever-incomprehensible purposes often leave me very perplexed. But as the words of Paul affirm with gusto, “we are perplexed […]

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Schooling for Moms

By Barbara Rainey | August 2, 2018 | 7 Comments

Motherhood, for me, was a minefield of less-than-honorable passions. Sloughing through a thankless and often humiliating gauntlet of messes and mistakes elicited more anger and exhausted misery than I ever thought possible.  Yes, there were multitudes of joys. But that was not where most of the lessons were learned. Not until I had been mothering […]

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My Favorite Prayer, because I’ve repeated it so many times recently

By Barbara Rainey | June 25, 2018 | 12 Comments

Do you ever feel like I do; weary, broken, bewildered? Do you ever feel beat up by the world, by circumstances, by life in general? Do you ever feel like your brain is clogged, in a fog, unable to form words, at a loss for what to pray to God? No words make sense? I […]

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