Create in Me in 2022

By Barbara Rainey | January 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

As an artist I especially enjoy thinking of Jesus, who created the universe, “who holds all things together” (Colossians 1:17) as the Divine Artist. The maker of snowflakes! The intricate delicacy of each tiny crystalline form speaks of brilliant design. (If you want a reminder, look at these stunning photos.) The Trinity of Beauty cannot create […]

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Your. Marriage. Matters. (Part Two)

By Barbara Rainey | October 7, 2021 | 3 Comments

  If a vote were taken on the top cultural issues of our day, divisions and polarization would top the list, along with problems of racism and lack of trust in one another. But to me, one of most distressing trends today is how marriage is losing its value. Increasingly, younger generations view marriage as […]

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Your. Marriage. Matters. (Part One)

By Barbara Rainey | October 4, 2021 | 2 Comments

  I was standing alone in our small master closet … stunned … unable to move. Feeling lost and alone and burdened, as if an old heavy wool coat had just been thrown on my shoulders. The weight of the heated words my husband and I had just exchanged felt impossible to bear. I wondered […]

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The Value of Together

By Barbara Rainey | September 27, 2021 | 5 Comments

  Have you ever wondered where you belong? Looked for a place to fit in? Felt all alone right in the middle of all your people? It’s okay. I have too. We all have. Together matters even when we don’t feel the connections as we’d like. Home matters, too, because that’s where belonging begins. You’ve […]

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Dear Barbara: How Do I Convince My Husband to Change?

By Barbara Rainey | September 20, 2021 | 2 Comments

    Dear Barbara: How do I convince my husband to change? There are certain areas we’ve been fighting about for years now. And I really am right. How can I get him to see it?  The moment I married Dennis, I knew I was in for an adventure. He wasn’t just different in his […]

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