Use the Names of Jesus to Worship Christ this Christmas Season

By Barbara Rainey | December 19, 2022 | 2 Comments

In the beginning God created and He named. He named the darkness “night” and the light “day” (Genesis 1:1-5). He called the dry land “Earth,” the waters “Seas” and the sky above “Heaven” (Genesis 1:6-9). He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, giving each one its name. Children learn at a very young age […]

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Hope for All Who Are Unhappy This Christmas

By Barbara Rainey | December 12, 2022 | 2 Comments

As we approach Christmas, I’m wondering today if you are feeling lonely or troubled or disappointed. The week after Halloween this year I was in a retail store which was playing a Christmas song … too soon already … about the holidays being the best time of the year. It wasn’t a familiar tune so […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Gift Giving in the Rainey Home

By Barbara Rainey | December 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

  The gift-giving season is fully upon us! I’ve been working through our gift list for a while now, but with 27 grandchildren, I feel like I’ll never be done! Many years ago, when our kids were small, Dennis and I decided we wanted to focus on giving, rather than receiving. In fact, the Bible […]

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What About Santa?

By Barbara Rainey | December 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Dear Barbara: How should our family handle the popular tradition of Santa? I know Christmas is about Jesus, so is it wrong to talk about Santa too?  Like many of you, Dennis and I kept our favorite childhood holiday traditions alive as we began growing our new little family: cookie recipes, Christmas trees, church services, […]

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3 Ways to Savor the Savior This Week

By Barbara Rainey | December 27, 2021 | 8 Comments

Stop for a minute. Yes, Christmas Day is now over, but don’t hurry to box up the ornaments and purge the regalia from your home! Recently on December 26 a national morning show featured an “expert” happily talking about packing away decorations and properly disposing of your Christmas tree. “It’s time to move on” was the […]

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