6 Easy Ideas for an Ascension Day Celebration

By Barbara Rainey | May 29, 2019 | 7 Comments

Have you thought about doing something special for this overlooked day in the church calendar? Ascension Day is Thursday, May 30th this year. Tomorrow! You probably haven’t because it’s not a popular holiday, but it was a remarkable memorable moment for the disciples as they watched Jesus ascend into Heaven. Can you imagine what that […]

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Savoring the Savior

By Barbara Rainey | April 25, 2019 | 10 Comments

It’s been four days since Resurrection Day. How many notifications have you received about Mother’s Day or summer sales already? Planning ahead is necessary but we’ve lost our ability to savor, to pause in the now, to experience the wonder of this present moment. On this day in AD33, the entire city of Jerusalem and […]

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Traditions

By Barbara Rainey | April 15, 2019 | 1 Comment

Beautiful repetitions bind us together ‘we always bake these cookies, celebrate this way’ give life and meaning raise us above our more ordinary days. Other patterns, attitudes like recipes handed down from generation to generation bind and blind. Family histories of oppression, abuse, mediocrity tragic, not new so too church families, God’s called ones set […]

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How to Celebrate Passover With 5 Easy Ideas

By Barbara Rainey | April 8, 2019 | 5 Comments

When is your Passover party? Wait. You haven’t planned it yet… ??? You might think that celebrating Passover is only appropriate in the Jewish tradition, but this holiday is the foundation upon which Easter stands. They are inextricably tied together. Passover is the first feast God commanded His children to celebrate. This meal both celebrates […]

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How To Have A Meaningful Palm Sunday

By Barbara Rainey | April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Are you noticing Jesus more each day as we collectively move nearer to Easter?  If you are like me life is entirely too busy and fast-paced. So as I ask myself I ask you too, “how might you simplify and slow down so you can ponder the Lamb of God?” Palm Sunday will be here in […]

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