One Amazing Story from the Marshall Fire

By Dennis Rainey | January 17, 2022 | 4 Comments

Today’s post is by my best friend, my husband Dennis. He is man of many gifts, one of which is telling stories. It’s always been true of him but I’ve just recognized it clearly in these last four years and both of us are learning and relearning things about each other. Today he is telling […]

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When God Doesn’t Give You What You Desperately Want

By Kristen Clark | January 12, 2022 | 3 Comments

Today’s post is by Kristen Clark.  Kristen has confronted first hand what it’s like to ask God for a deep desire of our hearts, but to receive in answer what can be perceived as a deep disappointment. We hope you will enjoy her story and hearing about God’s work in her life.   Standing in […]

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Why We Need Gratitude More Than Ever

By Barbara Rainey | November 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

  When the Covid-19 pandemic arrived in early 2020, did any of us have any idea how much it would still be affecting us in the final months of 2021? How it would disrupt our lives, our communities, our nation, our world? Unsettled describes life since March of 2020. But sometimes unsettled feels too mild […]

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When God Asks You to Do Something You Don’t Want to Do

By Barbara Rainey | August 23, 2021 | 94 Comments

  Dear Barbara: I’m struggling right now. I really feel God asking me to do something that sounds too hard. Honestly, I don’t want to obey. Why would He do that? How can I negotiate? Dear friend, It’s scary, isn’t it? I’ve wondered the same. I remember when, after an exhausting week wrangling five relentless […]

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Forgiveness to Cover All Wounds

By Katie Butler, MD | July 22, 2021 | 4 Comments

Note from Barbara: Today’s post is from an author new to me but perhaps not to you as she writes regularly for The Gospel Coalition and desiringGod.org. I read her new book, Glimmers of Grace, in one weekend. Her stories of patients and those who wait and pray with them spoke to me on many […]

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