I AM the Good Shepherd

By Barbara Rainey | April 13, 2022 | 1 Comment

“I AM the Good Shepherd. I know my own and My own know Me. …  I lay down My life for My sheep.” John 10:14-15 Leaders are shepherds. Parents, teachers, coaches, mayors, governors, employers, pastors, priests, and every other titled position of authority implies a responsibility of caring, of shepherding the welfare of others. The […]

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I AM the Door

By Barbara Rainey | April 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

“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 | April 11, 2022 | 1 Comment

“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 | April 10, 2022 | 0 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. My greatest prayer in the last eight years has been […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: How the Passover Foreshadows Easter

By Barbara Rainey | April 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

Easter is just around the corner! As you’ve heard me say many times, Easter is about a LOT more than pastel colors, the Easter Bunny, and new clothes. And as the mother of six and grandmother to many more, I have often pondered how to raise the bar, so to speak, when it comes to […]

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