A Drone View of the Old Testament

By Barbara Rainey | November 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Drones have given us ordinary people access to views only pilots and satellites once had. Recently a friend of ours took photos of our house with his drone. The images he captured show our house and yard, which from high above look tiny in the midst of the surrounding woods and forest. The view from […]

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Newly-Discovered Nuggets From God’s Word

By Barbara Rainey | November 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

My seminary class this semester is “The Story of Scripture,” a high-level view of the whole Bible. To make it memorable my prof, who also happens to be the president of the seminary, taught us all a rhythmic chant. He’s very musical and would have been a great cheerleader or yell leader in high school […]

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Cultivating Gratitude: Moving From “I Have To” to “I Get To”

By Barbara Rainey | October 31, 2022 | 1 Comment

Two of my grandsons worked during their summers as counselors for Pine Cove Camp in Texas. It’s a great Christian camp with a long history of investing in kids, including inner city kids, and families. One of Pine Cove’s goals every summer is training its leaders to be grateful servants. Not begrudging unhappy servants, but […]

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How to Face Holidays When It’s Hard to be Thankful

By Barbara Rainey | October 24, 2022 | 15 Comments

One spring, years ago now, Dennis and I watched other families experience all the celebratory festivities of a senior’s year in high school: proms, award nights, graduation … But our daughter, a senior that year, had decided she was done with school. At 18, she knew she was not legally bound to us anymore, so […]

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For An Audience of One: Truth Stands Firm

By Barbara Rainey | August 1, 2022 | 1 Comment

Just a few years after Jesus went back to heaven, those who followed Him began to be persecuted. In AD 202, the Roman emperor issued an edict against all Christians. Among those arrested was a young mother in her early 20s named Perpetua. Born in North Africa, Perpetua grew up in a prosperous family with […]

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