Praying For Your Adult Children

By Barbara Rainey | August 12, 2019 | 10 Comments

For years I avoided reading the book of Job because I was afraid I’d contract some of his suffering.  I knew enough about his story to have zero envy of his previous and post suffering wealth and success. But my Bible study class during my children’s teen years included a week focusing on Job. I’m […]

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Place

By Barbara Rainey | August 5, 2019 | 2 Comments

Safely settled in sculpted seats, we wove our way through the labyrinth freeways that connect the disparate pieces of San Diego. Neighborhoods, shopping malls, schools, even open spaces whizzed by. As we neared downtown, out our side windows we were surprised to see a community wholly unlike any other we’d passed. A city within the […]

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Here I Am by Brittany Rust

By Brittany Rust | July 25, 2019 | 2 Comments

  Life is noisy. There are what feels like a million demands for my attention at any given moment. I imagine you can relate. In such a chaotic world, how do we discern when God is speaking to us?   I am thrilled to share this post because Brittany gives practical steps we can take […]

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Do You Know the Wonder of the Spirit’s Illumination?

By Barbara Rainey | June 24, 2019 | 2 Comments

Keeping my two grandsons recently, ages 4 and 2 1/2, has reminded me of the perpetual dilemma I faced with my own children. Who started the fight and how can I possibly know the whole truth? You’ve been there too haven’t you? I caught the older grandson in a lie once already. He’s clearly past […]

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My Helper, My Friend

By Barbara Rainey | June 10, 2019 | 2 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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