A Life in the Holy Spirit

By Barbara Rainey | July 19, 2017 | 8 Comments

Dennis and I were engaged for six very short weeks. It’s a great story but too long to tell you now. But in the midst of all the fast paced wedding planning Dennis and I began the deep immersion of learning each other. He was in Colorado and I was in South Carolina so our […]

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Home of the Holy Spirit

By Barbara Rainey | July 8, 2017 | 3 Comments

Have you ever seen old run down buildings? Maybe you’ve seen an ancient church building in person that was barely standing. Maybe you have seen pictures of dilapidated downtown offices. It’s sad to see these structures, often beautifully designed, now neglected. They were built intentionally with love and inhabited by people living with purpose.  The […]

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How Does the Holy Spirit Show Me What to Do?

By Barbara Rainey | July 5, 2017 | 7 Comments

I have an amazing daughter. Six of them actually, counting daughters-in-law, but this story is about my oldest. Ashley is mom to seven boys! It’s shocking, right? She and her husband are also foster parents. Their house is bursting with children! And it’s also bursting with messes. Though she juggles more than I can imagine, […]

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My Helper, My Friend

By Barbara Rainey | May 31, 2017 | 11 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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Summer Blog Club

By Barbara Rainey | May 25, 2017 | 13 Comments

Remember the moment that you said yes to Jesus? That single moment that you gave your heart to Him, changing the trajectory of every moment of the rest of your life. You likely remember how it felt, where you were, who you were with. But now think back to why. Why did you decide to […]

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