When You Need Saving Because You Fear

By Barbara Rainey | July 27, 2020 | 4 Comments

  I was my children’s savior. So many times I scooped up a little one about to face plant, or rescued a bigger one from pain with Neosporin and Band-Aids and hugs. Car seats, seat belts, and filters of all kinds were my tools—weapons against lurking dangers. But children grow up and moms can’t protect […]

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When You Are Afraid

By Barbara Rainey | July 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

  When was the last time you were afraid? Was it yesterday or the day before? Maybe you have even felt fear today in one of its cousin forms: anxiety, stress, anger, nervousness, or hyper-vigilance to name a few.  When we feel out of control, we are afraid.  Sounds at night produce panic or wakefulness, […]

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How Long Is an Age?

By Barbara Rainey | July 13, 2020 | 5 Comments

  Last words are important. They’re meaningful. Spoken before death or by a soldier leaving for deployment, parting words are memorable. Often those words keep the left-behind ones getting up each morning, counting the days as they wait for the anticipated reunion.  So the last words Jesus, before He ascended to heaven, are some of […]

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When Life Feels Overwhelming

By Barbara Rainey | July 6, 2020 | 3 Comments

  One of my greatest comforts in the multiplied trials of the last few years and especially in the unexpected events of 2020 has been the truth that God is WITH me! What a wonder is His constant unwavering presence! This month, because I need these reminders myself, I’ll be posting short little devos (quick […]

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He Collects Your Tears

By Barbara Rainey | September 13, 2018 | 13 Comments

When was the last time you cried? It might’ve just been this morning, or maybe it was several weeks ago. This verse has been a comfort to the millions of us who have experienced suffering and loss in this life. Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble,”  which often means pain and grief accompanied […]

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