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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In the Days After Easter

By Barbara Rainey | April 5, 2021 | 4 Comments

Yesterday we marked the anniversary of the most miraculous moment since the dawn of time. Today, though, are we changed by the remembrance? Or are you like Martha this Monday morning … already moving on from the anniversary of the Resurrection to your to-do list?  All humans tend to see more clearly in reverse; hindsight […]

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I AM the Resurrection and the Life

By Barbara Rainey | April 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

“I AM the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in Me, though He die, yet shall He live.” John 11:25 Today we have arrived at the summit! The pinnacle moment of our faith.  The tomb is empty … grave clothes vacant … stone rolled away! The Lamb of God has taken away the sins of […]

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Silent Saturday

By Barbara Rainey | April 3, 2021 | 1 Comment

  “Silent Saturday” says it all.  The hopes of all Jesus’ disciples were completely dashed. To watch the brutality of any crucifixion was difficult. To watch the One you loved and worshipped crucified and murdered unjustly was traumatic.  As they mourned at home, it was the Sabbath, so no work was being done. Those who […]

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I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life

By Barbara Rainey | April 2, 2021 | 1 Comment

“I AM the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 This trinity of names illustrates well the message of the Cross.  There is one Way to God: Jesus the Messiah.  There is one Truth: Jesus the Messiah. There is one Life Source, one Creator, […]

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