Can the Holy Spirit Help Me Love Someone When I Don’t Feel Like It?

By Barbara Rainey | June 8, 2020 | 13 Comments

    Years ago we had neighbors with children about the ages of our middle kids. They didn’t come over to play very often, but when they did I insisted they play outside in the backyard. One of them seemed like an angry kid. This child used a few bad words, sometimes played rough, and found […]

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How Do I Become Friends with the Holy Spirit? Summer Blog Club Week 1

By Barbara Rainey | June 1, 2020 | 22 Comments

  Miraculous true stories of people led by God’s Spirit have been told for generations. Pastors, medical missionaries, and believing men and women manning mission outposts experienced intimate friendship with God. Reading about their adventures generations later called my heart to desire His Spirit’s work in me, too.  I went into full time mission work. […]

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Do You Know the Wonder of the Spirit’s Illumination?

By Barbara Rainey | June 24, 2019 | 2 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? I caught the older grandson in a lie once already. He’s clearly past […]

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My Helper, My Friend

By Barbara Rainey | June 10, 2019 | 2 Comments

One of my greatest joys in recent years is the discovery that the Holy Spirit, most misunderstood member of the Trinity, is my dearest Friend. It is He who whispers truth to me, like the time I was longing for a more youthful face and I casually prayed, “Lord, what can I do?” Almost immediately […]

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Five Reasons The Holy Spirit is Better Than Jesus

By Barbara Rainey | June 3, 2019 | 7 Comments

Though this title sounds heretical, Jesus told His followers and therefore us, “… it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go the Helper will not come …” (John 16:7). To say it another way, having the Holy Spirit is better than having the physical person of Jesus on […]

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