‘I Nothing Lack’

By Barbara Rainey | February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

A post from my friend Elizabeth Howell.  A simple song lyric that is a great challenge and comfort to me is the first stanza of Henry W. Baker’s “The King of Love My Shepherd Is,” written in 1868. The King of love my Shepherd is Whose goodness faileth never I nothing lack if I am His And He is […]

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God’s Minute Prayer

By Barbara Rainey | September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Collecting old Bibles, books and hymnals is a new enjoyment of mine for many reasons, but primarily these old volumes contain words of wisdom and most are beautifully illustrated, something we moderns have lost. Today I read in a small devotional book, God’s Minute, 365 Daily Prayers for Home Worship, this sentence in the prayer […]

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Beauty at Home

By Barbara Rainey | August 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Beauty at Home

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting. — Charles Kingsley I constantly find my head turning toward nearly anything creative, like recently when I discovered this cool new paint by Amy Howard.  Two old badly faded chairs in my living room have been in need of restoration, so I […]

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By Barbara Rainey | March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

When we don’t understand a concept (investment or legal language for instance), we usually dismiss it. If an idea or statement doesn’t fit into a category we comprehend we push it away as useless information. So it is with much of what Jesus said. “the things which I heard from Him (the Father), these I […]

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Rewrapping Christmas

By Barbara Rainey | December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

I want to introduce you to a friend. Janel and her husband and their four kids moved to Africa a year ago as missionaries.  She is a very good writer and has helped me significantly with projects like What God Wants for Christmas and the new Messiah Mystery, a family Lent experience coming in January […]

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