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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Can You Hear Him?

By Jon Dodson | January 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Last week I woke up early. I looked out the window to assess the time and assumed it was about 6 a.m. The sun wasn’t up but the sky seemed to be lightening in the east. My mind began working as it so often does in my interrupted sleep world.  “What should I write […]

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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 | 1 Comment


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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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