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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The Babe in the Manger Is the Son of David

By Barbara Rainey | December 18, 2017 | 2 Comments

“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” (Matthew 1:1) Your family has traditions that have been passed down from the ages. At our house it was reading the Christmas story and placing the manger scene in the most prominent place in the house, the kids always […]

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He Is Our Messenger

By Barbara Rainey | December 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

Have you ever wished to discover a message written long ago and placed in a bottle on the ocean? Or would you like to have been the boys who while throwing rocks into the cave-dotted hills of Judea discovered ancient clay pots containing aged parchments with the words of Isaiah, called the Dead Sea scrolls? […]

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He Is Our Mediator

By Barbara Rainey | December 8, 2017 | 5 Comments

One of the biggest challenges in parenting is sibling rivalry.  What do squabbling brothers or sisters need?  What do playground disputes need? Who is often called when adults need help solving problems? Or businesses or churches or spouses?  From sophisticated titles like lawyers and judges to beleaguered moms and dads, all of us need a […]

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