When God Doesn’t Give You What You Desperately Want

By Kristen Clark | January 12, 2022 | 3 Comments

Today’s post is by Kristen Clark.  Kristen has confronted first hand what it’s like to ask God for a deep desire of our hearts, but to receive in answer what can be perceived as a deep disappointment. We hope you will enjoy her story and hearing about God’s work in her life.   Standing in […]

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Create in Me in 2022

By Barbara Rainey | January 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

As an artist I especially enjoy thinking of Jesus, who created the universe, “who holds all things together” (Colossians 1:17) as the Divine Artist. The maker of snowflakes! The intricate delicacy of each tiny crystalline form speaks of brilliant design. (If you want a reminder, look at these stunning photos.) The Trinity of Beauty cannot create […]

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Parenting Children With Visible and Invisible Limitations

By Barbara Rainey | December 6, 2021 | 8 Comments

  Of our two sons, one was more athletic, while the other was more scholastically inclined. The younger one’s first word was, “ball.” The older one started reading before age five. They could not be more different. Instead of playing basketball for hours on the court Dennis built for the boys (because that’s what he […]

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Why We Need Gratitude More Than Ever

By Barbara Rainey | November 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

  When the Covid-19 pandemic arrived in early 2020, did any of us have any idea how much it would still be affecting us in the final months of 2021? How it would disrupt our lives, our communities, our nation, our world? Unsettled describes life since March of 2020. But sometimes unsettled feels too mild […]

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Do You Know What God Made You to Do?

By Barbara Rainey | October 11, 2021 | 0 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 who we all admired. One by […]

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