When God Disrupts Our Lives

By Barbara Rainey | April 10, 2020 | 1 Comment

Lives world-wide have been disrupted since January by the Coronavirus. Normalcy has been completely turned upside down. This Holy Week may we remember we are not the first to live with traumatic change. God Himself blindsided all expectations that week. The disciples, the religious establishment, the government rulers; no one saw the changes coming. Will […]

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People Are Dying … Alone … Where Is God?

By Barbara Rainey | April 3, 2020 | 7 Comments

Never in our collective memory as a country, or even in the world, has Easter arrived at the same time as a disease that is killing thousands. Having just buried my mom in late February, I can’t imagine the compounded grief and loss of losing a loved one to the virus and then being banned […]

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The Coronavirus is Real, but Our Future Home is More Real

By Barbara Rainey | March 16, 2020 | 10 Comments

While I am usually eagerly anticipating a big Easter celebration, today I’ve reduced my expectations to a very small gathering—probably just the two of us. The Coronavirus has changed everything for the near-term future. For all we know, this year many churches may not even hold services on Easter Sunday. We may have a taste […]

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In the Age of the Coronavirus, Are We Still Safe in Jesus?

By Barbara Rainey | March 9, 2020 | 6 Comments

One thing is spreading faster today than the coronavirus—fear. We’ve not seen a global disease like this in our lifetime. Schools and offices closing. Empty seats on airlines. Officials deciding whether to cancel athletic events or prevent spectators from watching. Stores selling out of antibiotic hand soap and toilet paper. An entire country, Italy, has […]

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Preparing for the Joy of Easter

By Barbara Rainey | February 26, 2020 | 3 Comments

Lent begins today and it’s not too late to start a new tradition of focusing on Christ and preparing for Easter with your family. You might be surprised to know that the season I’m already looking forward to this year is Lent, which starts today with Ash Wednesday. I know, I know. Isn’t Lent the […]

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