Welcome the Seasons, Surrender to the Seasons

By Barbara Rainey | September 13, 2021 | 6 Comments

  September sunrises awaken with refreshingly cool air. Autumn sunsets showcase glory just past suppertime. Interrupting fall’s dawning beauty are marketing campaigns for new TV shows and movies which tell us the world is about to end as aliens invade and warming seas submerge our shores. And if you hear snippets of news at all […]

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How Do I Know It’s the Holy Spirit? 5 Ways to Recognize God’s Voice

By Barbara Rainey | September 6, 2021 | 49 Comments

  Do you know of Elijah, prophet of God, who challenged 950 idol worshipers to a contest to see whose God was best? With thousands of spectators watching, the competition of gods felt like a championship football game or soccer match. Whose god was the real God? They all wanted to know. Each side laid […]

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From Barbara: Dear Reader

By Barbara Rainey | August 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Thanks everyone for some really good questions you sent in response to my Friends and Family letter on July 30! I love the varied generations of my readers, so here are two very different questions—one from a grandma and one from a young mama of two little ones. For these two women, and I […]

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How Does the Holy Spirit Help Me in My Everyday Life?

By Barbara Rainey | August 2, 2021 | 24 Comments

What should I make for dinner? I don’t know if I can solve another conflict between my kids. It’s so endless … How I wish I could stop their sibling rivalry for good! It’s so frustrating … Oh shoot … I forgot to throw the sheets in the dryer before I left to go to […]

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How Does the Holy Spirit Speak Personally to Me?

By Barbara Rainey | July 26, 2021 | 19 Comments

Keeping my two grandsons recently, ages 4 and 2 1/2, has reminded me of the perpetual dilemma I faced with my own children: Who started the fight and how can I possibly know the whole truth? You’ve been there too, haven’t you? Was it an accident that the younger one hit the older one? Is […]

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