I AM: The Door

By Barbara Rainey | March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was the Eve of Agony. About to be broken. About to be killed. The blood of the Lamb of God would be spilled in just a few short days and lavished upon us to cover our sins. Who could grasp the weight of such an extravagant gift?  One person in particular seems to have […]

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I AM: The Light of the World

By Barbara Rainey | March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Have you ever ventured into the creepy cold caverns of a pitch black cave? Right there in the center, there’s always a moment when the tour guide shuts off the light. For what 30 seconds? But it feels like a gut-wrenching eternity. Pure darkness is quite terrifying. When Jesus spoke in the temple He again […]

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I AM: The Bread of Life

By Barbara Rainey | March 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

What’s your name? It’s the standard introductory question. To know the name of someone is to know something essential about that person, the essence of who he or she is. A long time ago there was a man named Moses. While he cared for his sheep one day, he was startled to see that a […]

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For the Bride

By Barbara Rainey | March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Happy wedding season! Who doesn’t love weddings? Only the hardened cynic can refuse the flutter of hope, the expectation of joy at the sight of a bride dressed in glittering white! Spring has become wedding season in America with weekend-long bridal fairs and the appearance of thick glossy magazines advertising every imaginable detail for […]

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5 Minutes to Make Holy Week Memorable

By Barbara Rainey | March 4, 2016 | 5 Comments

  Are you noticing Jesus in your life?  How might you simplify and slow down so you can ponder the Lamb of God? Take just five minutes to make Easter, and the week leading up to it, a celebration worthy of the miraculous Resurrection Sunday event, Jesus’ victory over death!  We don’t need another holiday […]

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