Heart Identity Matters

By Barbara Rainey | February 4, 2019 | 27 Comments

Opening an old journal I read, “I really wanted to go to the meetings this morning, but here I am in our apartment being a mother. Mothering doesn’t stop. Children’s needs don’t stop. Sick kids can’t be delegated. So once again I’m isolated and he, my husband, is not.” My words sprawled over the pages, […]

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Upon Awaking

By Barbara Rainey | January 28, 2019 | 23 Comments

My limbs leaden this morning my head pounding my thinking dull from interrupted sleep. Jesus did you ever feel this way? You were fully human You too experienced interrupted sleep. In my kitchen coffee helps but can’t dispel the sluggishness. Multiplied needs of others assail me; my calendar’s commitments…must be kept but seem too much… […]

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Words Matter – Part 2

By Barbara Rainey | January 24, 2019 | 8 Comments

I have a book all about snow. More like a photo album, each page shows a highly magnified and perfectly lighted snowflake. Also, like a scientific journal, the book classifies snowflakes into categories; needle, column, plate and rime. Though there are eight broad classifications and at least 80 variants, what unites all snowflakes is they […]

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In Need Of Sleep

By Barbara Rainey | January 21, 2019 | 21 Comments

    F I N A L L Y. I slide into the embrace of sheets Sigh, Exhale deeply. Eyelids close. Day is done.   Almost asleep consciousness floating dreams alighting. Breathing. Deeply.   A cry. Suddenly alert eyes wide. Thoughts flitting I know she ate enough. Will she go back to sleep? Will I? […]

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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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