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 | 109 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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Set Free to Free Others: The Bob Fu Story

By Barbara Rainey | July 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

He was born in China to a woman who was a street beggar in 1968. Extreme poverty and extreme injustice, not a safe home and stable parents, helped shape the childhood of Bob Fu and his sister. Despite overwhelming obstacles, Bob graduated from high school with hope of a better life as one of the […]

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My Life with Elisabeth Elliot, a Mentor Worth Following

By Barbara Rainey | May 17, 2021 | 8 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I had the great privilege to meet a New York Times best-selling author. While I was in Washington, D.C., for a board meeting, Ellen Vaughn met my friend Susan Yates and I for lunch, bringing with her the journal Elisabeth Elliot kept for the too-few years of her marriage to […]

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