Needing a Translator

By Barbara Rainey | May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Needing a Translator

Oh, how I need an interpreter in so much of my life! Toddler gibberish, teen abbrev-lang, and a nonverbal humph with eye rolls leaves me frustrated a lot of days. Even my husband who speaks adult English still sometimes confuses me with what he really means. But then there is God. How unsearchable are His […]

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His Merits, My Merits

By Barbara Rainey | May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
His Merits

Our modern push to bolster self-esteem reminds us to celebrate God’s image in each person! But as an unexpected by-product, it has removed our awareness of sin and likewise our acknowledgment of our need for a Savior. Susanna’s startling use of the word condescension is said as a true friend grasping my shoulders. She reminds […]

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Calmly Waiting

By Barbara Rainey | May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Calmly Waiting

Anxiety and its cousins, worry, misgiving, angst, and even fear, are never far from us. A million what-ifs plague us. Some imaginary, some inconsequential, but others with the power of life and death. An old hymn says, “For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.”† Singing these words of praise help to […]

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Never Alone

By Barbara Rainey | May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Do you feel the comfort of a child as you read this prayer? Wrapped in slumber with His watchful eye alert to you? He who never sleeps, who never tires, who is my keeper, your keeper, is always vigilant, on guard, mindful. Nothing escapes His all- knowing care. Sadly, our view of God is […]

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