15 Things We Can Count On in 2021

By Barbara Rainey | January 4, 2021 | 5 Comments

Stepping into a new year always feels a bit like stepping off a precipice before a vast unknown. Like the door in one of the books in the “Chronicles of Narnia” series—it stood open, surrounded by the countryside, yet when entered revealed a new land unseen from the other side. In every new year there […]

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Hope After Unhappy Holidays

By Barbara Rainey | December 28, 2020 | 6 Comments

  I’m wondering today if you are feeling disappointed. The Christmas holidays are almost over. Though we are still surrounded by decorations and lights, for many of us the sparkles only magnify our loneliness. Our losses.  Were you alone this Christmas, even if you weren’t alone?  Did you watch your children not getting along? You […]

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Our Christmas Card for You

By Barbara Rainey | December 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

 

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Sharing Wondrous Christmas Music Reminds Us “God is Not Dead, Nor Does He Sleep”

By Barbara Rainey | December 14, 2020 | 2 Comments

  Everyone’s life is a story. And everyone’s story includes long and often repeated chapters of suffering. As the Psalms remind us, we sometimes feel that God has abandoned us, that He isn’t listening or paying attention, or that perhaps He is asleep. But just as every masterful novel, musical, or song has a theme, […]

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Sharing Recipes for Comfort & Joy

By Barbara Rainey | December 7, 2020 | 10 Comments

  Food gives comfort and shared with others it brings joy.  There are recipes I make only in the month of December because they belong exclusively to Christmas. You too?  Perusing these collected possibilities brings joy as I remember the friend or family member who introduced the cookies or soup or casserole to our family. […]

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