New Assignment

By Barbara Rainey | September 30, 2019 | 8 Comments

Like a new school year with its anticipations—Who will be my teacher, who will be in my class, who will be my friends?— so has been my life, Lord, with more changing roles than I ever imagined. My name as wife, then mom took getting used to. Then it became comfortable . . . and […]

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Friendships

By Barbara Rainey | September 23, 2019 | 11 Comments

Friendships Enable me to live so as to deserve a friend and if I never have one on earth be Thou my friend, for in having Thee I shall have all that is dear and valuable in friendship. Amen. We had dinner with sweet friends the other night. Friendship came up as she shared how […]

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Schedules

By Barbara Rainey | August 26, 2019 | 3 Comments

Unbelievable that we are here! Again my man and I are in a place irritating and all too familiar. I just discovered our schedules are not in sync. “We talked about this,” he said, “yes, but I couldn’t look at my calendar in that moment and then forgot.” And now we are double booked. He […]

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Made For Rest

By Barbara Rainey | May 23, 2019 | 6 Comments

O Giver of Love, and all that is good You have provided Sabbath for me, calendar marked since the dawn of time for me. Oh how I needed rest in my mommy years, we practiced Sabbath, knew You made this holy day for me my personal gift it seemed. Saying no to everyday on Sunday […]

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Eve and Me

By Barbara Rainey | May 6, 2019 | 2 Comments

She shall be called woman. The pinnacle of Your creation made to complete Adam, the two shall be one together a mirror of Three in One. Their fateful decision, her choice, his silence, unleashed torrents of sorrow endlessly multiplied pains. Eve’s motherhood, fount of every life on earth. Women ever since condemned to suffer pain […]

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