I AM the Door

By Barbara Rainey | March 30, 2021 | 1 Comment

“I AM the Door. If anyone enters by Me, He will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:9 Doors signal an entrance.  Since the Garden of Eden’s passageway was marked by the cherubim and flaming sword entryways have been noted by man-made doors. Fashioned of stone or wood, leather […]

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I AM the Light of the World

By Barbara Rainey | March 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

“I AM the Light of the World. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 This second declaration of “I AM” during Holy Week was made in the temple, a place full of people and priests busy with the business of church. Most of those present […]

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I AM the Bread of Life

By Barbara Rainey | March 28, 2021 | 2 Comments

Holy Week is the most important week of the Christian calendar. To help you appreciate these last earthly days of Jesus’ life and to guide you into an experience of wonder and worship, I’ll be posting a short devotion each day here on the blog. If you have our Journey to Easter Collection, the Behold […]

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20 Ways to Celebrate Easter

By Barbara Rainey | March 15, 2021 | 3 Comments

Two weeks till Palm Sunday and Holy Week! How much time have you spent preparing? A quick quiz for you: 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 […]

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3 Reasons Why Lent Matters, and 3 Ways to Observe the Season

By Barbara Rainey | February 8, 2021 | 7 Comments

The season of Lent begins next week on Wednesday, February 17. It’s almost here. Here are three reasons why Lent matters this year more than ever. 1. Lent was established centuries ago by church leaders to help Christ followers remember the humility of Jesus and imitate Him as we are called to do. This year, […]

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