Jesus Is the Messenger

By Barbara Rainey | December 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

“…the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, He is coming,” says the Lord of hosts. Malachi 3:1 Have you ever wished to walk along a beach and discover a message written long ago and placed in a bottle on the ocean? Or would you like to have been the boys throwing rocks […]

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Jesus Is the Light of the World

By Barbara Rainey | December 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world.”     John 8:12 Have you ever been afraid of the dark? I remember taking a tour of an underground cave. It was fascinating and beautiful with spaces two and three stories high. But when the tour guide shut off the light for […]

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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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