God’s Nickname for You

By Barbara Rainey | March 24, 2017 | 4 Comments

Do you have a name that is yours alone? You might think of it as your nickname.  Maybe it was given to you by your mom or dad or spouse and it feels like a treasure. When I was growing up my father called me Susie. It was his name for me and only his. […]

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Who Is He?

By Barbara Rainey | March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

You know from fairy tale queens and real life royalty that when someone greets the queen that person bows and kisses her hand. This is a way to show honor to her and to the position she holds as ruler of the land. Any visitor to the Queen of England still does this today. But […]

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Children of God: Spoonful of Sugar

By Barbara Rainey | March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

We believe in our parents: that they will provide for us. We believe in our friends: that they will by loyal to us. But we don’t believe simply in them because of their name. Do we? But the book of John, written by John the disciple, repeats a crucial idea about Jesus: “believe in His […]

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Our Help: Spoonful of Sugar

By Barbara Rainey | March 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, He gave names to everything except the animals. “He called the light Day and the darkness He called Night” (Genesis 1:5). In Genesis 2:19 God brought all the animals to Adam “to see what he would call them. And whatever he called the living creature […]

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Love One Another: Spoonful of Sugar

By Barbara Rainey | February 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

I’ll admit. There have been many times in my life when I didn’t particularly like my children. Or my husband for that matter. Feelings were gone and the relationship wasn’t easy or pleasant in the moment. I knew though that my feelings aren’t the basis for love. Commitment is. Choosing to love, to treat family […]

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