I AM the Good Shepherd

By Barbara Rainey | March 31, 2021 | 5 Comments

“I AM the Good Shepherd. I know my own and My own know Me. …  I lay down My life for My sheep.” John 10:14-15 Leaders are shepherds.  Parents, teachers, coaches, mayors, governors, employers, pastors, priests, and every other titled position of authority implies a responsibility of caring, of shepherding the welfare of others. The […]

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I AM the Door

By Barbara Rainey | March 30, 2021 | 1 Comment

“I AM the Door. If anyone enters by Me, He will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:9 Doors signal an entrance.  Since the Garden of Eden’s passageway was marked by the cherubim and flaming sword entryways have been noted by man-made doors. Fashioned of stone or wood, leather […]

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I AM the Light of the World

By Barbara Rainey | March 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

“I AM the Light of the World. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 This second declaration of “I AM” was made in the temple, a place full of people and priests busy with the business of church. Most of those present that day felt […]

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I AM the Bread of Life

By Barbara Rainey | March 28, 2021 | 2 Comments

Holy Week is the most important week of the Christian calendar. To help you appreciate these last earthly days of Jesus’ life and to guide you into an experience of wonder and worship, I’ll be posting a short devotion each day here on the blog. If you have our Journey to Easter Collection, the Behold […]

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When You Need Saving Because You Fear

By Barbara Rainey | July 27, 2020 | 6 Comments

  I was my children’s savior. So many times I scooped up a little one about to face plant, or rescued a bigger one from pain with Neosporin and Band-Aids and hugs. Car seats, seat belts, and filters of all kinds were my tools—weapons against lurking dangers. But children grow up and moms can’t protect […]

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