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 […]

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Three Ways to Make Your Home Safe Before the Storms of Life Hit

By Barbara Rainey | August 24, 2020 | 8 Comments

One ordinary morning I dropped my teens off at school, then headed home to tackle the laundry pile and breakfast dishes. My normalcy was abruptly interrupted when my phone rang at 8:30. Our friend Bob Lepine called to suggest I turn on the television. A plane had just flown into one of the twin towers […]

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When God Makes Us Wait … Seeing God in Disease, Delays, and Divine Detours

By Barbara Rainey | April 13, 2020 | 9 Comments

  How many of us hoped for a disease-healing miracle on Easter Sunday … not unlike the disciples hoped for a kingdom-miracle on Palm Sunday?  Are we now waiting for normal to return on April 30? Waiting for the curve to flatten and the numbers to return to zero? It’s become our national focus, and […]

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When God Disrupts Our Lives

By Barbara Rainey | April 10, 2020 | 1 Comment

Lives world-wide have been disrupted since January by the Coronavirus. Normalcy has been completely turned upside down. This Holy Week may we remember we are not the first to live with traumatic change. God Himself blindsided all expectations that week. The disciples, the religious establishment, the government rulers; no one saw the changes coming. Will […]

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People Are Dying … Alone … Where Is God?

By Barbara Rainey | April 3, 2020 | 7 Comments

Never in our collective memory as a country, or even in the world, has Easter arrived at the same time as a disease that is killing thousands. Having just buried my mom in late February, I can’t imagine the compounded grief and loss of losing a loved one to the virus and then being banned […]

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