For An Audience of One: Truth Stands Firm

By Barbara Rainey | August 1, 2022 | 1 Comment

Just a few years after Jesus went back to heaven, those who followed Him began to be persecuted. In AD 202, the Roman emperor issued an edict against all Christians. Among those arrested was a young mother in her early 20s named Perpetua. Born in North Africa, Perpetua grew up in a prosperous family with […]

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All the Children of the World: Truth Takes Action

By Barbara Rainey | July 25, 2022 | 1 Comment

Thomas Bernardo was small in stature—he stood a mere five feet and three inches—but he towered with commitment to share the love of Christ with the street children of London. Thomas was motivated by the truth of Scriptures like John 21:17, which calls us to “Feed my sheep,” and Matthew 25:40, where Christ says, “… […]

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A Mutineer and a Monk: Truth Brings Freedom

By Barbara Rainey | July 18, 2022 | 1 Comment

The book and film Mutiny on the Bounty tell the story of the notorious revolt that occurred aboard the English ship the Bounty. In 1789 the Bounty and her crew sailed across the Pacific Ocean on a voyage of exploration. After a six-month stay on the tropical island of Tahiti, many of the sailors decided […]

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Lost and Found: Truth Shows the Way

By Barbara Rainey | July 4, 2022 | 2 Comments

Note from Barbara: This is the first in a series of posts taken from my book, Growing Together in Truth. These stories are designed to read individually or as a family. May you and your family always live according to God’s truth. And may your knowledge of the truth lead each of you to actions […]

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How Long Is an Age?

By Barbara Rainey | June 28, 2021 | 8 Comments

  Last words are important. They’re meaningful. Spoken before death or by a soldier leaving for deployment, parting words are memorable. Often those words keep the left-behind ones getting up each morning, counting the days as they wait for the anticipated reunion.  So the last words Jesus, before He ascended to heaven, are some of […]

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