Is God Near?

By Barbara Rainey | September 16, 2019 | 6 Comments

Have you ever awakened in the morning and felt your senses dulled? Has a lack of sleep, preoccupation with one or more of your kids, or ongoing loss left you feeling dull or even dead inside? Or could it be some other unnamed something? Recently over dinner, my husband shared a story with me about a friend’s father […]

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Words Matter (Part Two)

By Barbara Rainey | January 24, 2019 | 8 Comments

I have a book all about snow. More like a photo album, each page shows a highly magnified and perfectly lighted snowflake. Also, like a scientific journal, the book classifies snowflakes into categories; needle, column, plate and rime. Though there are eight broad classifications and at least 80 variants, what unites all snowflakes is they […]

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6 Lessons I Learned About God as an Adoptive Mom that Every Parent Needs to Know (Part Two)

By Barbara Rainey | October 15, 2018 | 8 Comments

Like all new parents Dennis and I welcomed our first four bio babies with joy and great anticipation for what God had planned. It was no different with our adopted daughter. We had equally lofty hopes and dreams for life with her. Our story, like most adoptions, was marked by the unmistakable hand of God. […]

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6 Lessons I Learned About God as an Adoptive Mom That Every Parent Needs to Know (Part One)

By Barbara Rainey | October 8, 2018 | 12 Comments

Stepping into the hotel lobby, I took a deep breath and exhaled. After traveling all day I was more than ready to be done with crowds of strangers and airline demands. Happily I stood with the luggage a few steps from the front desk while Dennis checked us into our hotel. Moments later with room […]

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A Story About Seeing God’s Unseen Hand

By Barbara Rainey | September 17, 2018 | 7 Comments

We were on vacation. In Colorado. In August. All the locals said it was hot. But the low humidity felt amazingly refreshing to us Southerners so we went for hikes during the day and walks in the neighborhood almost every evening after dinner. God was writing another chapter of our story that week. Originator of […]

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