When Life Feels Overwhelming

By Barbara Rainey | July 6, 2020 | 3 Comments

  One of my greatest comforts in the multiplied trials of the last few years and especially in the unexpected events of 2020 has been the truth that God is WITH me! What a wonder is His constant unwavering presence! This month, because I need these reminders myself, I’ll be posting short little devos (quick […]

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Feeling Gratitude for Spiritual Fathers and Mothers on Father’s Day

By Barbara Rainey | June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

  Fathers are not always biological. Early in my baby days of faith I remember eagerly soaking up every morsel of truth from Bible teachers who taught dozens of college students in evening studies. Their words of faith and stories of God’s miraculous works parented me, inspired me, and guided me on my own journey […]

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Can the Holy Spirit Help Me Love Someone When I Don’t Feel Like It?

By Barbara Rainey | June 8, 2020 | 13 Comments

    Years ago we had neighbors with children about the ages of our middle kids. They didn’t come over to play very often, but when they did I insisted they play outside in the backyard. One of them seemed like an angry kid. This child used a few bad words, sometimes played rough, and found […]

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How Do I Become Friends with the Holy Spirit? Summer Blog Club Week 1

By Barbara Rainey | June 1, 2020 | 18 Comments

  Miraculous true stories of people led by God’s Spirit have been told for generations. Pastors, medical missionaries, and believing men and women manning mission outposts experienced intimate friendship with God. Reading about their adventures generations later called my heart to desire His Spirit’s work in me, too.  I went into full time mission work. […]

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Why Freedom Is Precious

By Barbara Rainey | May 25, 2020 | 1 Comment

  Today is Memorial Day. The calendar calls us to remember those who ignored fear to serve in the military to preserve our freedoms. Today it feels more real medically instead of militarily. We have two close family friends whose children volunteered to work in the Covid units in their cities. We prayed for them […]

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