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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He is Able

By Barbara Rainey | August 4, 2017 | 1 Comment

My husband enjoys watching elite basketball players because he played basketball in junior college. He can appreciate, much more than I, the superior ability of these well-paid superstars. Athletics isn’t the only skill we measure. We evaluate and rank intelligence, strength, musical talent, artistic skill, and hundreds of other specialties. We all understand no one […]

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Looking for God’s Will for Your Life

By Barbara Rainey | July 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

Have you ever thought, I wish I knew what God’s will was for my life.  This is the eternal question. Books have been written about it. Sermons have been preached on it. But in the verse above, we find one of the clearest answers. God’s will for us is to be filled–controlled and led–by the Holy […]

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Home of the Holy Spirit

By Barbara Rainey | July 8, 2017 | 3 Comments

Have you ever seen old run down buildings? Maybe you’ve seen an ancient church building in person that was barely standing. Maybe you have seen pictures of dilapidated downtown offices. It’s sad to see these structures, often beautifully designed, now neglected. They were built intentionally with love and inhabited by people living with purpose.  The […]

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Where Our Hope Comes From

By Barbara Rainey | June 30, 2017 | 2 Comments

Early July brings thoughts of celebration, picnics, and happy times with families and friends as we mark another birthday of our nation. But it is not so for everyone. Fear, loss, and heartache never check our calendars before marching into our lives. Even if life is good right now, we know it can change in […]

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