We Don’t Have To Be Better Than Anyone Else

By Barbara Rainey | September 15, 2017 | 4 Comments

Do you have a middle schooler? If not you can spot them easily because they preen, like a peacock, around anyone who will glance their way. Boasting about things they find valuable: their best score on a popular video game, points scored in a basketball game, grades, popularity, or possessions. Teens are especially eager to […]

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How to Have a Hope that Won’t Sink

By Barbara Rainey | September 8, 2017 | 2 Comments

  Though it was over one hundred years ago, most of us know the story of the Titanic.  When the huge ship was built, it was declared “unsinkable.” Designers and engineers created what they believed to be an indestructible double thick hull. This new ship received rave reviews as the rich and famous, plus hundreds […]

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Have You Ever Seen Glory?

By Barbara Rainey | September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Millions of Americans were united in sharing a once in a lifetime experience on Monday, August 21. We stood on hilltops with crowds of strangers and sat in packed stadiums from Oregon to South Carolina. Lawn chairs, blankets, and pick up truck beds held thousands more individuals wearing tinted glasses, staring as one at the […]

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He Will Deliver Us

By Barbara Rainey | August 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Everyone loves the Bible’s stories about Daniel. We identify with this hero because he was an underdog, a most unlikely victor just like David who faced Goliath.  Daniel was captured by a foreign enemy. Taken as a young teen from everything he knew.  With the other shackled youth of Israel, he was prodded along on foot by […]

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Far More Abundantly

By Barbara Rainey | August 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

To imagine “far more abundantly: I look to the heavens. The observable limits of the universe appear to be 45 billion light years away, which is far more than we can think. NASA has concluded from data taken from the Hubble space telescope that the universe is expanding faster than previously thought. 95 percent of everything […]

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