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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He Is Our Savior

By Barbara Rainey | December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

In every tragedy there is always a story of a savior. In Las Vegas, in the little Baptist church in Texas, even in tragedies that don’t make the front page, someone steps in to stop the bleeding, to comfort the frightened, to hold someone’s hand, to pray. Often unnamed, these men and women are doing […]

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Everyone’s Favorite Name

By Barbara Rainey | April 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

In the beginning God created and He named. He called the darkness Night and the light Day. The dry land He named Earth and the sky above Heaven. He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, giving each a specific name. Meaning is inherent in a name, giving identity to an object or a person. Like the sun, we, too, are known […]

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Adoring God in a New Year

By Barbara Rainey | January 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Happy January! I know Christmas is over, but my tree is still up. Adoring God doesn’t end now that a new year is here!  I remember driving through neighborhoods in early January over years past thinking the still-decorated rooftops must be owned by someone who was either lazy. Or crazy for savoring Christmas till all […]

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