Sitting, Waiting, Hoping

By Barbara Rainey | April 14, 2017 | 4 Comments

“Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice said, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!’ And having said this he breathed his last. Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, ‘Certainly this man was innocent!’ And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they […]

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I Am The Messiah

By Barbara Rainey | April 13, 2017 | 3 Comments

By the time the Friday morning sun dawned, Jesus had endured 12 grueling hours of incessant questions, beating, and mocking. He hadn’t been offered a bed to sleep in. He wasn’t offered the chance to rest until He could hire an attorney. No. At eight o’clock in the morning the death sentence was pronounced on […]

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Easter Invitation Free Printable

By Barbara Rainey | March 16, 2017 | 7 Comments

Christians, like most everyone else, spend a lot of time and money preparing for Christmas with parties, presents, and elaborate decorations around our homes and communities. Twinkling lights, glowing fires, warm mugs full of cheer are enjoyed by bright-eyed hopefuls ages 1 to 92. By contrast, most of us give Easter little thought, time, or […]

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20 Ways to Celebrate Easter

By Barbara Rainey | March 9, 2017 | 13 Comments

Five weeks from today is Easter Sunday. How much time have you spent preparing? Have you done any decorating to signal to your family and neighbors that Easter is coming and that this holiday is important to you? Are you preparing for this day as the most important celebration of the entire year? I could […]

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Why I Like Easter Better Than Christmas

By Barbara Rainey | February 6, 2017 | 18 Comments

When was the last time you wanted to gaze on a bloody, mangled body? Instinctively our stomachs churn, faces contort, emotions mourn at the sight.  We turn away; the rawness too much. But a newborn babe? Ahhhh … we smile, emit sounds of delight, and yearn to snuggle those sweet cheeks. Our hearts long to […]

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