White As Snow

By Barbara Rainey | January 13, 2016 | 2 Comments

Large-scale revival is a concept usually found in Christian history books, but in the mid nineties I was part of a meeting of several thousand where the Holy Spirit showed up in a significant and memorable way. It was in those days of meetings that I first heard this simple hymn “White as Snow.” A […]

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Apple of His Eye

By Barbara Rainey | October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

“He who touches you touches the apple of His eye.” Zechariah 2:8 If these words were spoken about you or to you how would you feel? Protected? Valuable? Cared for? These words came from the Majesty on high, delivered through his servant Zechariah to His discouraged, defeated, weary people. We who are “grafted into” the […]

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Anticipating His Return

By Barbara Rainey | September 1, 2015 | 4 Comments

It’s football season in America and with that first kick-off comes the anticipation of cooler weather, crackling fires and beautiful vistas. Have you ever watched a game in any sport that was crucial, your team was ahead and it was just a matter of watching the clock run down before the final victory was declared? […]

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His Workmanship

By Barbara Rainey | June 8, 2015 | 4 Comments

One Wednesday morning our Bible study leader asked us all to answer the same question: What are you passionate about for God and His kingdom? About 30 of us were present–young moms, middle age moms, new empty nesters and a faithful group of women in their 70’s. One by one came the answers around the […]

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Fresh Starts

By Barbara Rainey | March 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

Several years ago Dennis and I traveled to New Zealand to celebrate 20 years of FamilyLife ministry with our friends and partners in that beautiful country. It was spring in the southern hemisphere; a heavy snow was just melting as we arrived in Queensland. And it was lambing season. For miles we drove over hills […]

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