Why I Like Easter Better Than Christmas

By Barbara Rainey | February 28, 2019 | 25 Comments

I’m thankful for the incarnation, for the warm cuddly images of Baby Jesus.  But without the cross, Christmas would mean nothing. And yet it’s Christmas that gets all our attention. My attic declares the overindulgence by the number of plastic bins stacked one on another. Does yours too? Like the sudden appearing of a rabbit […]

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What is Easter Advent?

By Barbara Rainey | February 21, 2019 | 4 Comments

  What is Easter Advent? Is waiting something you enjoy and eagerly look forward to? Sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room … Sitting on the interstate, traffic stopped with no exit near …   Daily or weekly treatments lasting months/years … Standing in line at the DMV for what feels like hours … The […]

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Post Resurrection Day 3

By Barbara Rainey | April 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

As the news of the resurrection spread, the four first person accounts paint strong contrasts between those who believed and those who refused. Because the women so readily believed on that first morning, I’ve continued pondering this noted contrast this week. Without question there were women who saw Jesus perform miracles or listened to Jesus teach who […]

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Why the Women Believed Jesus Was Alive

By Barbara Rainey | April 2, 2018 | 10 Comments

I know Easter was yesterday. But let’s not leave the scene so quickly. Questions linger, specifically about all the women who were at the tomb at first light. Without a doubt, Mary Magdalene was present. All four gospel authors include her. Also noted by the Spirit-inspired pen were: Mary, the mother of James; the other […]

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Good Friday’s Tragedy

By Barbara Rainey | March 30, 2018 | 7 Comments

By the time the Friday-morning sun dawned, Jesus had endured 12 grueling hours of incessant questions, beating, and mocking. He hadn’t been offered a bed to sleep in. He wasn’t offered the chance to rest until He could hire an attorney. No. At eight o’clock in the morning the death sentence was pronounced on Jesus, […]

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