Why Lent?

By Barbara Rainey | February 20, 2017 | 3 Comments

Spring holidays are upon us! Recurring holidays root our souls to a soothing rhythm with a repetitive beat. But there is also a quickened sense of anxiety that we haven’t prepared, haven’t anticipated this annual event as we feel we should. Most women, and men too, have spent our yearly holiday energies on Thanksgiving and […]

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Lent Lesson 6: Clues in the Vineyard

By Barbara Rainey | March 14, 2016 | 2 Comments

  Detectives use the words hot and cold to describe their cases, saying the trail of evidence has gone cold when their search comes to a dead end. What they’re saying is that the clues and tips seem to stop. Exactly the same thing happened in the Bible. For thousands of years the clues about […]

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Lent Lesson 5: Clues in the Scrolls

By Barbara Rainey | March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The fifth in a 6-lesson Lent series for family conversation. Did you know that there was a boy not much older than you who made a huge discovery of clues? It was winter in Palestine, shortly after the Second World War. A fifteen-year-old boy named Muhammed and his cousin, Jum’a, were herding livestock in the […]

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Lent Lesson 4: Clues in the House

By Barbara Rainey | February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The fourth in a 6-lesson Lent series to guide family conversation Parents, let your kids build a tent or fort with sheets and blankets in your living room. Everyone crawl inside to read this story together. What’s the farthest you’ve ever walked? Around the block? A mile or two or more? The children of Israel […]

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Lent Lesson 3: Clues in the Desert

By Barbara Rainey | February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The third in a 6-lesson Lent series to guide family conversation You’ve probably noticed by now that God doesn’t just tell His people what He will do—He shows them. He knows we’re people who remember best what we’ve experienced. And these next clues were another experience His people wouldn’t forget! Our clues this week can […]

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