When You Are Afraid

By Barbara Rainey | July 20, 2020 | 2 Comments

  When was the last time you were afraid? Was it yesterday or the day before? Maybe you have even felt fear today in one of its cousin forms: anxiety, stress, anger, nervousness, or hyper-vigilance to name a few.  When we feel out of control, we are afraid.  Sounds at night produce panic or wakefulness, […]

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A One-Click Boost for Deepening Your Marriage in These Virus-Obsessed Days

By Barbara Rainey | June 22, 2020 | 2 Comments

  Stress is normal in all marriages in every season, but it has been elevated beyond the ordinary for many marriages in these days of pandemic. Communication keeps relationships running smoothly like oil in a car engine reduces friction, but so often our conversations remain factual, superficial.  We need help knowing how to go deep. […]

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He Collects Your Tears

By Barbara Rainey | September 13, 2018 | 13 Comments

When was the last time you cried? It might’ve just been this morning, or maybe it was several weeks ago. This verse has been a comfort to the millions of us who have experienced suffering and loss in this life. Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble,”  which often means pain and grief accompanied […]

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God Even Helps with Dinner

By Barbara Rainey | August 20, 2018 | 15 Comments

I’m much more likely to think about practical survival needs like what’s for dinner, which discipline strategy will work, and what room to clean than I am to think about the Holy Spirit.  Sound familiar? I mean He’s not going to tell me what to have for dinner. Or am I missing it? Might He help […]

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When You Want to Get Even

By Barbara Rainey | July 30, 2018 | 8 Comments

Remember the story of Cain and Abel? I’ve always marveled that Cain actually heard the voice of God speak to him, out loud I presume, about his bad attitude. I believe if I heard God say to me, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen?” that I would have listened and not […]

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