Light of the World

By Barbara Rainey | March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

(Excerpt from “Oh, Taste and See” card #1) While Jesus lived on Earth, a grand and glorious temple stood in the center of Jerusalem, as the heart of Jewish city life. Within its Court of Women stood four sumptuously-gilded candelabra over 70 feet in height. In the evenings during feast times, a lamp-lighting ceremony reminded […]

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Are You Ready for Holy Week?

By Barbara Rainey | March 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

One of my recent prayers for us at Ever Thine Home has been that God would grant us favor in helping believers grow in our awareness of the importance of Easter. We put so much energy, money, time, and effort into Christmas, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but, by comparison, we spend very little […]

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Are We Hungry for Lent?

By Barbara Rainey | February 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

There is comfort in recurring holidays that root our souls to a soothing rhythm with its 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. Such is the arrival of the spring holidays. Most women, and men too, have […]

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By Barbara Rainey | December 27, 2014 | 7 Comments

Stop. Don’t hurry to box up the ornaments and purge the regalia from your home! Early on the 26th day of December, a national morning show featured an expert happily talking about packing away decorations and properly disposing of your Christmas tree.  “It’s time to move on” was the clearly communicated messaging. I want to […]

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One for You, Two for Me

By Barbara Rainey | November 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

Last week I thumbed through a glossy stacks of Christmas catalogs, each one boldly calling for my attention as they spilled from the narrow confines of my mailbox. My artist’s heart loves the displays and innovative photography that pique curiosity with their eye-catching beauty and unique arrangements. But it was one beautifully scripted, lavishly arrayed […]

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