Friends & Family: November 2021

By Barbara Rainey | November 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m sending this month’s letter a week early because Thanksgiving is next week and I’ll be with family. And I’m so excited that we will have four of our six kids and their families coming to be with us! Only two weeks ago we thought we’d have none, so “hooray for […]

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Do You Know What God Made You to Do?

By Barbara Rainey | October 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

    One Wednesday morning our Bible study leader asked us all to answer the same question: “What are you passionate about for God and His kingdom?” About 30 of us were present … young moms, middle-age moms, new empty nesters and a faithful group of women in their 70’s who we all admired. One by […]

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How to Study the Bible

By Barbara Rainey | October 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Dear friends, In my recent Friends & Family blog post, I talked about what I was learning in my “Bible Study Methods and Hermaneutics” class at Dallas Theological Seminary. I’m so encouraged by your questions about seminary and your eagerness to learn. So here’s an exercise and some suggestions for those who want more. […]

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When God Asks You to Do Something You Don’t Want to Do

By Barbara Rainey | August 23, 2021 | 103 Comments

  Dear Barbara: I’m struggling right now. I really feel God asking me to do something that sounds too hard. Honestly, I don’t want to obey. Why would He do that? How can I negotiate? Dear friend, It’s scary, isn’t it? I’ve wondered the same. I remember when, after an exhausting week wrangling five relentless […]

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Pestering God

By Barbara Rainey | August 9, 2021 | 4 Comments

Too often I’m in a hurry and end up using my driving time to talk to God.  Conversing with my Heavenly Father throughout the day, in or out of the car, is always good.  But my fast-paced life often leaves too little time to talk face to face.  It’s like my relationship with some of […]

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