My Favorite Prayer, Because I’ve Repeated It So Many Times Recently

By Barbara Rainey | June 25, 2018 | 12 Comments

Do you ever feel like I do … weary, broken, bewildered? Do you ever feel beat up by the world, by circumstances, by life in general? Do you ever feel like your brain is clogged, in a fog, unable to form words, at a loss for what to pray to God? No words make sense? […]

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The Day Molly Was Escorted by Soldiers

By Barbara Rainey | June 19, 2018 | 3 Comments

This is the second part of a two-part story about the brief life of my granddaughter, Molly. Click here for part one. After the joy God gave us, laughing together surrounding Molly, it was time to give her back to her parents. The moment of delight was replaced by the awful weight of what we […]

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My Favorite Song

By Barbara Rainey | June 11, 2018 | 9 Comments

Dime jars, coloring books, Tupperware containers of crayons, the songs from the album Bullfrogs and Butterflies, the stories from Adventures in Odyssey and The Chronicles of Narnia, plus lots of other cassette tapes (dates us I know) accompanied our cross-state journeys in our bulging Suburban every summer. The inside of our vehicle was a sight! […]

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Helping a Friend Through Pregnancy Loss and Grief

By Rebecca Rainey Mutz | July 14, 2017 | 3 Comments

If you keep up with the news you’ve likely heard of Charlie Gard, a terminally-ill British infant. My heart aches for his mom and dad. They’ve been faced with a diagnosis for their son they never saw coming, decisions they never expected to have to make, and likely death they don’t know how to face. […]

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

By Janel Breitenstein | January 10, 2017 | 16 Comments

Do you remember the moment that first made you wonder if He truly loved you? I don’t know if I remember the first one. But I remember the first big one, and I can trace the crooked, faltering lines of the rest of them through my past. (Fear has its way of searing itself upon […]

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