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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Holy Ground

By Barbara Rainey | February 24, 2020 | 27 Comments

Many of you follow me on Instagram for which I’m very grateful. You’ve seen in the last year several photos of my mom and me; the most recent was four days before her departure from us to her Home on February 5, 2020. I’ve been very preoccupied in the last six weeks with caring for […]

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My Heart, Ever His

By Barbara Rainey | February 19, 2020 | 4 Comments

Suffering has been a very unwelcome part of my life. Recently, a new season of loss took a completely different shape from previous winters of my life. A different kind of cold settled in; not the sharp, brutal sub-zero kind, but a cloudy, damp, chills-to-the-bone cold. Like a slowly creeping fog that settles and stays, […]

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