Use the Names of Jesus to Worship Christ this Christmas Season

By Barbara Rainey | December 19, 2022 | 2 Comments

In the beginning God created and He named. He named the darkness “night” and the light “day” (Genesis 1:1-5). He called the dry land “Earth,” the waters “Seas” and the sky above “Heaven” (Genesis 1:6-9). He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, giving each one its name. Children learn at a very young age […]

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Hope for All Who Are Unhappy This Christmas

By Barbara Rainey | December 12, 2022 | 2 Comments

As we approach Christmas, I’m wondering today if you are feeling lonely or troubled or disappointed. The week after Halloween this year I was in a retail store which was playing a Christmas song … too soon already … about the holidays being the best time of the year. It wasn’t a familiar tune so […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Gift Giving in the Rainey Home

By Barbara Rainey | December 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

  The gift-giving season is fully upon us! I’ve been working through our gift list for a while now, but with 27 grandchildren, I feel like I’ll never be done! Many years ago, when our kids were small, Dennis and I decided we wanted to focus on giving, rather than receiving. In fact, the Bible […]

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What About Santa?

By Michele Scallion | December 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Dear Barbara: How should our family handle the popular tradition of Santa? I know Christmas is about Jesus, so is it wrong to talk about Santa too?  Like many of you, Dennis and I kept our favorite childhood holiday traditions alive as we began growing our new little family: cookie recipes, Christmas trees, church services, […]

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Do You Play Thanksgiving Holiday Music?

By Barbara Rainey | November 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

As you’ve been decorating and preparing for Thanksgiving, perhaps for several weeks, have you also been playing Thanksgiving music?  No? Why not? Several reasons come to mind, including the obvious one: Christmas decorating and celebrating has pre-empted Thanksgiving almost entirely. Christmas music began playing in many stores in early November. Some radio stations begin playing […]

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