The Messiah Mystery: A Quest to Follow Clues to One of the Greatest Mysteries Ever

By Barbara Rainey | January 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

Have you ever tried to solve a mystery? Or have you read a detective novel or two where you have no idea now it will end? Some of the most fascinating detective stories are full of twists and turns that leave you surprised and hungry for more. Did you know that God’s story in the […]

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Observing Lent: A Season of Waiting and Worship

By Barbara Rainey | January 15, 2024 | 0 Comments

Is waiting something you enjoy and eagerly look forward to? Not me! When I think of waiting, I think of sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room. Or sitting in my car on the freeway, with traffic stopped dead and no exit nearby.  Or standing in line at the department of motor vehicles for what […]

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Cradle to Cross

By Barbara Rainey | December 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

Beautiful Savior, What more could be done than Thou has done! Thy death is my LIFE, Thy resurrection my PEACE, Thy ascension my HOPE, Thy prayers my COMFORT. Help me give thanks today and forever. Amen. A Puritan prayer quoted in Valley of Vision, compiled by Arthur Bennett The incarnation of Jesus … His first coming to earth […]

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The Gift of Presence

By Barbara Rainey | December 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

The most meaningful gifts reveal profound knowledge: The giver knows the recipient well. To be known … deeply, lavishly and individually, in spite of our flaws and weaknesses … and then to be loved anyway is the collective longing of humankind. God knew that about us … and so, on the first Christmas morning, God gave us […]

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13 Great Ideas for Practicing Gratitude During Thanksgiving and Year-Round

By Barbara Rainey | November 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

  The more I learn about, think about, and practice gratitude, the more I realize it is one of the best ways of demonstrating our faith in God. Thanksgiving week provides an opportunity to teach your children about the value of showing gratitude as a way of life—all year long. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells us […]

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