Hope After Unhappy Holidays

By Barbara Rainey | December 28, 2020 | 6 Comments

  I’m wondering today if you are feeling disappointed. The Christmas holidays are almost over. Though we are still surrounded by decorations and lights, for many of us the sparkles only magnify our loneliness. Our losses.  Were you alone this Christmas, even if you weren’t alone?  Did you watch your children not getting along? You […]

Read More

The Gift of a Hard Season

By Susan Yates | October 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

  Two weeks ago I shared a devotion from my dear friend Joanne. Today I want to share one from Susan. The three of us live in three different states and do a 3-way call once a month to catch up and then we do a lot of praying for each other in between. On […]

Read More

Safety amidst Al-Shabaab

By Janel Breitenstein | October 13, 2014 | 7 Comments

Another peek into life half a world away. My friend, Janel, and her family live in Uganda. When we hear stories in the news about Ebola or terrorism or famine in Africa or the Middle East we feel safe because we live in America and all these difficulties are so far away. But I invite […]

Read More

Set Free to Free Others: The Bob Fu Story

By Barbara Rainey | July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Set free to free others

When the shooting began Bob was absent, having left the city to be with his girlfriend, who later became his wife, because she was suddenly very ill and hospitalized. Though his life was spared in the massacre that June he was subjected to hours and hours of interrogations and interviews, some instigated by his friends […]

Read More

Where is God?

By Barbara Rainey | April 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
where is God

Last Monday I boarded a plane to spend the week with my daughter who had just had her fourth child, our 20th grandchild. She and I both had big plans for the week which included lots of cuddling with the precious newborn. On Tuesday night my husband arrived, ready for the much-anticipated day to come. […]

Read More
Scroll to Top