Did Advent Sneak Up on You?

By Barbara Rainey | November 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Advent began yesterday, the first of four Sundays leading to Christmas. If you are like me, it always sneaks up and leaves me feeling behind from the start. Maybe it’s because I like to savor Thanksgiving and our once-a-year gathering with extended family that makes me reluctant to move on to Christmas before the Thanksgiving […]

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Giving Thanks Means Speaking Thanks

By Barbara Rainey | November 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

    Only three days remain before the day which annually reminds us to express gratitude. Have you ever thought it’s not just an attitude of gratitude that’s important? What are you doing to make sure you and yours find ways to actually verbalize thanks to God for all He has given us? “Every good […]

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Why Gathering for Thanksgiving Matters … and Always Will

By Barbara Rainey | November 15, 2021 | 4 Comments

  Our youngest child was just a toddler. Our oldest was double digits but not yet a teen. We were spending Thanksgiving as we had the previous six years at a conference we hosted for singles in Colorado called the Keystone Kaper. While the event was always amazing ministry and fun for our kids to […]

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6 Easy Ideas for an Ascension Day Celebration

By Barbara Rainey | May 10, 2021 | 10 Comments

  Have you thought about doing something special for this overlooked day in the church calendar? Ascension Day is Thursday, May 13 this year.   You probably haven’t planned anything because it’s not a popular holiday. But it was a remarkable memorable moment for the disciples as they watched Jesus ascend into Heaven. Can you imagine […]

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Looking Forward to the Real Mother’s Day

By Barbara Rainey | May 3, 2021 | 1 Comment

My first memories of Mother’s Day are sitting in church as a child while the minister recognized all the mothers. I remember them standing in recognition of their day, each mother wearing a corsage. It was a tradition in that generation and somehow the men knew it was part of their jobs to provide the corsages […]

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