When God Disrupts Our Lives

By Barbara Rainey | April 10, 2020 | 1 Comment

Lives world-wide have been disrupted since January by the Coronavirus. Normalcy has been completely turned upside down. This Holy Week may we remember we are not the first to live with traumatic change. God Himself blindsided all expectations that week. The disciples, the religious establishment, the government rulers; no one saw the changes coming. Will […]

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How to Celebrate Good Friday and Easter at Home

By Barbara Rainey | April 6, 2020 | 6 Comments

  All my visions and plans for grand celebrations have crumbled. It’s Holy Week and I’m still not sure even today how Dennis and I will mark these two historic, world-changing events at home, just the two of us. The Coronavirus is still lurking. “Sheltering in place” is affecting everyone’s sense of well-being. In recent […]

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People Are Dying … Alone … Where Is God?

By Barbara Rainey | April 3, 2020 | 7 Comments

Never in our collective memory as a country, or even in the world, has Easter arrived at the same time as a disease that is killing thousands. Having just buried my mom in late February, I can’t imagine the compounded grief and loss of losing a loved one to the virus and then being banned […]

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Five Ideas to Plan NOW in Anticipation of Easter

By Barbara Rainey | March 30, 2020 | 2 Comments

Though winter is ending the Coronavirus isn’t … yet. Still spring is finally peeking through, so it’s starting to feel like Easter time. With less than two weeks to go, here are a few ideas. You can still plan a meaningful worshipful celebration for your family and others even from home.  It’s important for our […]

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Giving Thanks for Everything … Even the Coronavirus, Even at Easter

By Barbara Rainey | March 26, 2020 | 5 Comments

Last week I decided I needed to start a list of “good things” from the coronavirus outbreak. Everyone seems to be feeling overly cautious or panicked … or overworked if they are healthcare professionals. Or they are beginning to feel overly claustrophobic from staying home like I am. As I type this, I just cancelled […]

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