The Holy Spirit Is My Friend: He Is Always With Me

By Barbara Rainey | June 27, 2022 | 1 Comment

Today’s blog post is an excerpt from my new ebook, Who Is the Holy Spirit: How You Can Hear From Him. In this ebook I talk about the Spirit’s role as our Friend, Helper, Purifier, Teacher, and Guide. Be sure to download the entire ebook! For many summers, Dennis and I attended annual training events […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: God is Enough

By Barbara Rainey | June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

  What do you know about Pentecost and the Holy Spirit? I have found that so many people I come in contact with don’t understand who the Holy Spirit is and how He fits into the Trinity. I say all of this because Pentecost–which celebrates the coming of the Spirit–is this Sunday, June 5. In […]

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Pentecost: The Forgotten Celebration

By Barbara Rainey | May 30, 2022 | 2 Comments

  As you have probably noticed, holidays are important in my life and in the life of my family. I’ve invested a good amount of time to find creative and memorable ways to mark these annual days on the calendar we call holidays—especially those with connections to our faith. From the early days of the Bible’s […]

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Are You Afraid to Pray Big Prayers? Nothing Is Impossible for God

By Barbara Rainey | May 23, 2022 | 4 Comments

Can you imagine what it was like for Mary, an adolescent engaged to Joseph, to be greeted by the angel Gabriel? And then, to be told she would conceive a child who would be the Son of God? She had to be stunned, in shock. I’m surprised she was even able to ask Gabriel, “How […]

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Unanswered Prayer: When God Doesn’t “Come Through” As You Expected, Then What?

By Barbara Rainey | May 16, 2022 | 7 Comments

Sometimes I wake up in the morning feeling sad and unsettled. I ask myself, “How do I have joy when it seems that so much is unresolved and unrestored in my life, my relationships, my world?” Do you know that feeling? Have you thought about the disciples and the weight of their unanswered prayers when […]

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