Music Calls Me

By Barbara Rainey | December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

This morning as I passed from deep sleep to wakefulness I unexpectedly heard the words to a grand Christmas carol making their melody heard in my soul. “Long lay the world in sin and error pining, Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth…. Fall on your knees!  Oh, hear the angel voices! O […]

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Unhappy Holidays

By Barbara Rainey | December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Blogs I’ve been reading are oozing with enthusiasm, emotion and eager anticipation for the holiday season. Descriptions of fireplaces and hot cocoa, plaids and sequins, lights and laughter are so vivid they feel like an attempt to scatter glitter from every screen. Be warm, be filled, be happy. Let the dazzling delights of the season […]

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Christmas Calm

By Barbara Rainey | December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

A week ago we were in a group sharing some of what is going on in our lives.  Dennis and I were amazed at the difficulties others were dealing with from chronic pain to a prodigal child and aging parents to marriage struggles.  Afterward we said to each other something about how grateful we are […]

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Peace

By Barbara Rainey | December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The word peace is central to our Christmas messaging on cards, in carols, displayed on ornaments and stocking holders.  But it is rarely experienced in the month of December as my son, Samuel, explained in this post he wrote this week.  He said it so well that I wanted to share it with you. You […]

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