How Long Is an Age?

By Barbara Rainey | June 28, 2021 | 8 Comments

  Last words are important. They’re meaningful. Spoken before death or by a soldier leaving for deployment, parting words are memorable. Often those words keep the left-behind ones getting up each morning, counting the days as they wait for the anticipated reunion.  So the last words Jesus, before He ascended to heaven, are some of […]

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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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Jesus, the Messenger: Join the Conversation

By Janel Breitenstein | December 21, 2016 | 5 Comments

It was 2004, and I was seven months pregnant with my first child when I lost my job. Stunned and fretful over more than the insurance I’d need for my delivery, I still recall distinctly the conversation of two mentors that sat with my husband and I praying at the table that week: We pray […]

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