Resting in Your Plan for Me

By Barbara Rainey | January 14, 2019 | 14 Comments

    Lord God, Worker of all that is good, It is easy for me to boldly believe Your good and sovereign control over all as I look at the lives of others from afar. In my friend’s life, when she is struggling, suffering, wondering what You are doing in her world, I can so […]

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Words Matter: Part 1

By Barbara Rainey | January 10, 2019 | 3 Comments

Twelve years ago Dennis and I took a long and much needed vacation to Alaska. Every day we boarded a small plane with our new friends, Paul and Donna Claus, and took off for places unknown in this wild untamed vast frontier. The Baker ice field was our destination one day; a place beyond comprehension. […]

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Daughters Of The King

By Barbara Rainey | January 7, 2019 | 11 Comments

  As I shared last week, I began writing a series of prayers in the winter of 2018 as I was processing some loss and experiencing a physical challenge. In the middle of that season I spoke at my daughter Ashley’s church’s women’s retreat to a group of wonderful women from college girls to grandmas. […]

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New Year New Beginnings

By Barbara Rainey | January 2, 2019 | 15 Comments

It is with a sense of great relief that I closed the last page of my 2018 planner and look ahead to clean pages filled with hope and expectancy. To be sure God gave me many many wonderful days, events, and moments in the last twelve months. Using a single summarizing adjective, casting the whole […]

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{Part 4} Becoming a more Grateful Woman and teaching children to give thanks, too.

By Barbara Rainey | November 19, 2018 | 3 Comments

There is a story in the Bible that seemed exceptionally harsh to me. It’s the story of the Israelites being punished for ingratitude by wandering in a desert for 40 years. But as a parent, I began to understand a little of how God felt. I hated it when my children complained about what they […]

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