When You Are Afraid

By Barbara Rainey | July 20, 2020 | 2 Comments

  When was the last time you were afraid? Was it yesterday or the day before? Maybe you have even felt fear today in one of its cousin forms: anxiety, stress, anger, nervousness, or hyper-vigilance to name a few.  When we feel out of control, we are afraid.  Sounds at night produce panic or wakefulness, […]

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When Life Feels Overwhelming

By Barbara Rainey | July 6, 2020 | 3 Comments

  One of my greatest comforts in the multiplied trials of the last few years and especially in the unexpected events of 2020 has been the truth that God is WITH me! What a wonder is His constant unwavering presence! This month, because I need these reminders myself, I’ll be posting short little devos (quick […]

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No Condemnation

By Kristen Wetherell | February 17, 2020 | 1 Comment

By: Kristen Wetherell If you’re human and breathing in and out the realities of this world, then you’ll resonate with Kristen’s blog post. All of us struggle with a sense of inadequacy and failure. The question is, where do we turn for hope?  One of my favorite verses has always been Romans 8:1. I have […]

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What Does the Future Hold?

By Barbara Rainey | January 6, 2020 | 3 Comments

I have a friend who loves new school supplies.  Perhaps it’s a carryover from her childhood … but I agree with her that it’s exciting to anticipate a new school season. Purchasing new pencils, pens, clean notebooks, paper and calendars means starting afresh. We can begin again, re-organize, enjoy the opening of a new chapter.  […]

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Feeling Stressed

By Barbara Rainey | October 21, 2019 | 3 Comments

A lesson I’m still learning, but understand more clearly now, is that fixing my circumstances is rarely the answer to reducing stress.   For many years this was what I said to myself: When full time parenting is over … when all my kids are grown and on their own … then I’ll be so much […]

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