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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The “Savior Names” of Jesus Christ

By Barbara Rainey | March 8, 2021 | 1 Comment

In the beginning God created and He named. He called the darkness night and the light day. He named the dry land earth and the sky above heaven. He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, giving each one its name. Children learn at a very young age that the warm yellow ball in […]

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Why Easter Matters to Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | February 22, 2021 | 31 Comments

One of my great faults, which shows up regularly in our marriage, is my first-born perfectionism turned on my husband as “helping.” Sometimes it happens when he’s telling a story and doesn’t get the details right as I remember them and I correct him. (By the way, I do work hard not to correct publicly.) Other […]

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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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