Celebrate a New, but Old, Holiday

By Barbara Rainey | May 18, 2020 | 3 Comments

  This Thursday, May 21, 2020, marks forty days since Resurrection Sunday, the day in the Bible when Jesus left the earth for heaven. But for most Christians, Ascension Day is uncelebrated, unnoticed, even unknown. We know the Easter story, but do we know the Ascension story?  For centuries too many have missed this critical event […]

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The Value of Women

By Elyse Fitzpatrick & Eric Schumacher | May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

  In early May we think about our mothers. This year, with the load most mother’s carry being realized more clearly than ever as daycares, schools and even most grandparents are cancelled; perhaps we can see the value of women, of moms, of those women who have ‘mothered’ us as never before. I’m grateful for […]

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The Coronavirus Reminds Us Our Parents Won’t Be Here Forever

By Barbara Rainey | May 4, 2020 | 2 Comments

  As a nation and world we have learned a hard lesson in the last eight weeks of the Coronavirus: the fragility of so many of our parents and grandparents. Seeing the hundreds of caskets in images on screens large and small has been a sobering reality. The occupants inside those wooden boxes: a generation […]

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Getting Through Hard Times When You and Your Spouse Are Stuck At Home

By Barbara Rainey | April 27, 2020 | 4 Comments

  Couples today, married or not, have been feeling the fallout from being stuck with one another at home. Relationships often suffer when hard times happen. How do we give one other space and lots of grace when marriage becomes hard?  How do we survive sheltering in place with those we love but can’t get […]

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When God Makes Us Wait … Seeing God in Disease, Delays, and Divine Detours

By Barbara Rainey | April 13, 2020 | 9 Comments

  How many of us hoped for a disease-healing miracle on Easter Sunday … not unlike the disciples hoped for a kingdom-miracle on Palm Sunday?  Are we now waiting for normal to return on April 30? Waiting for the curve to flatten and the numbers to return to zero? It’s become our national focus, and […]

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