Teaching Your Child to Hear God’s Voice

By Barbara Rainey | September 20, 2017 | 9 Comments

By Tracy Lane & Barbara Rainey “Mommy, why do you always pray that I’ll listen to what God tells me to do? How do I even know if He’s talking to me? What does God’s voice sound like?” It was a fair question in reference to my (Tracy) bedtime prayer script. Every night I lay […]

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My Helper, My Friend

By Barbara Rainey | May 31, 2017 | 11 Comments

One of my greatest joys in recent years is the discovery that the Holy Spirit, most misunderstood member of the Trinity, is my dearest Friend.  It is He who whispers truth to me, like the time I was longing for a more youthful face and I casually prayed, “Lord, what can I do?”  Almost immediately […]

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A Prayer for Your Community—Every Day of the Week

By Janel Breitenstein | May 24, 2017 | 9 Comments

As we’re launching the next generation of adults out into the world, into communities, let’s focus on praying for our community this week. There are needs all around us. As you pray, pray for a graduate you know who can impact his or her new community for God’s glory. Sunday: Spiritual Needs Bread of Life, […]

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Surrender Is Best For Me

By Barbara Rainey | May 17, 2017 | 30 Comments

Our daughter, Rebecca, was in competitive gymnastics during her elementary school years. Agility and flexibility were part of her DNA, so, twisting, tumbling, the splits, and a host of other complex skills were relatively easy for her. For me it was a true delight to watch her practice and perform in meets.  Imagining her quitting […]

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Living “Sent”: An Updated Job Description

By Janel Breitenstein | May 10, 2017 | 3 Comments

Quick role-play. Let’s say you, your spouse, your kids—you’re all headed back to the Western world from some distant land. You’ve been missionaries somewhere; Africa, maybe. (You pick.) You’ve been helping people gain clean water, maybe, or teaching refugees, or advocating for orphans of AIDS. How would you live in your home country? This is […]

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