God Has Given Us Everything We Need … for Every Circumstance

By Barbara Rainey | January 18, 2021 | 6 Comments

As a history major in college and an eager learner ever since, I’ve read countless books on World War II and the Holocaust, the Russian Revolution and the Romanov dynasty, Rwandan and Armenian history … and I’ve sprinkled in books on Rome and ancient cultures, as well as  lots of American histories.  I’ve always wondered […]

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Can You Hear Him?

By Barbara Rainey | November 23, 2020 | 11 Comments

  To my friends, Last week I woke up early. I looked out the window to assess the time and assumed it was about 6am. The sun wasn’t up but the sky seemed to be lightening in the east.  My mind began working as it so often does in my interrupted sleep world.  “What should […]

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Does Grace Disrupt Your Misplaced Affections?

By Barbara Rainey | June 8, 2016 | 3 Comments

This summer much of the world will be watching the Olympics, cheering their favorite team or athlete from their home country. Worldwide spectators love the competition, the personal stories, the medal ceremonies. Most of all, though, we love the thrill of victory. Whether it’s the Super Bowl, the World Series, the World Cup, or just […]

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How Do I Know God Is Near?

By Barbara Rainey | May 25, 2016 | 10 Comments

Have you ever woken up and felt your senses dulled? Or maybe you’ve felt dead inside from deep anguish or loss? Sadly I have learned that I am hopelessly, until I leave this planet, tied to my emotions, to unseen environmental effects on my body and to subconscious thoughts. Recently over dinner, my husband shared a […]

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Great is Thy Faithfulness

By Barbara Rainey | January 6, 2016 | 1 Comment

By Barbara Rainey and Janel Breitenstein My (Janel’s) mom packed a sack lunch for me daily for nearly my entire school career. Thirteen years, three sisters, and my father… that’s a lot of lunches. Barbara’s mother, too, packed hers and her three brothers for a combined 20 plus years! My lunch contents varied throughout the […]

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