Four W’s of Faith

By Barbara Rainey | July 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Prayer is a mystery. Four verbs challenge my desire for a formula and simultaneously expose my heart’s weakness: 1. Waiting. Um, not such an easy assignment for impatient me in this hyper-fast world.  Whining comes much more natural for me. 2. Watching. Watchmen in times past stood on towers and ramparts scanning the horizon for […]

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King of Heaven

By Barbara Rainey | July 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Planning ahead is a necessity for most of us, moms in particular. We usually have multiple to-do lists already in view, whether scribbled in haste on scraps of paper or dictated by a scheduler, when our feet hit the carpet every morning, which leads to the false assumption of control.  Volleyball practices and dentist appointments […]

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Freed With a Crimson Key

By Barbara Rainey | July 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
Freed by a Crimson Key

Since the day of my birth I have enjoyed the cup-running-over goodness of a free country. It is not so for millions of others around the globe.  Yet many who appear outwardly to us as victims of harsh rulers, and many are, still possess a joy and peace that confounds our understanding. My daughter discovered […]

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All is Well

By Barbara Rainey | June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
All is Well

I entered the fall of 2003 more emotionally depleted than I thought possible. That summer I had juggled the joy, anticipation and proper sorrow of our youngest daughter’s preparation and departure for college along with the deeply difficult decisions surrounding the needs for help of her older sister, a prodigal. Within a two-week span in […]

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The Fatherhood of God

By Barbara Rainey | June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Fatherhood of God

From any rational perspective, it is truly beyond understanding that the infinite God of heaven would condescend to identify Himself with us…and allow Himself to be identified in return by our faulty perceptions. Yet He has designed the human family to be the incubator for both human life and spiritual life.  Home is the schoolroom […]

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