By Barbara Rainey | June 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

“Mine!” Toddlers around the world speak this single word in hundreds of languages. From birth, every baby sees the world as all about him. Every baby is the center of his own universe. So as the toddler’s creed says, “If I see something I want, it’s MINE. If I can take it away from you, […]

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Heaven’s Library

By Barbara Rainey | June 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

Did your mother create a baby book for you when you were first born? For decades, baby books were readily available and easy to fill in with the new baby’s name, weight, gifts received. Then in the succeeding pages were places to record all the ‘firsts’ for a little one: first tooth, first steps, first […]

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The Race Set Before Us

By Barbara Rainey | May 26, 2017 | 2 Comments

Let us draw near to God, to His throne of grace. Let us hold fast or hold tight to Him for He does not move. He is our Rock! And now this encouragement: let us lay aside the weight and sin that entangles us. If our hearts are at His throne and holding on tightly […]

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A Pinky Promise That Lasts Forever

By Barbara Rainey | May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Have you experienced broken promises? Friends at school who promised to be friends forever didn’t keep their word? An employer promised you’d get the job but you didn’t?  Politicians make lots of promises they don’t keep. And you know too many married couples who didn’t keep their promises to love each other forever. There is […]

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He’s Waiting on You

By Barbara Rainey | May 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

When I was a child my mother had a coke bottle filled with water. She had a rubber stopper plugging the top. And on top of that a metal circle full of tiny holes that looked and acted like a mini shower head. She used it to sprinkle the clothes, getting them just lightly damp, before she […]

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