Eastertide Week Two: Remember the Resurrection

By Barbara Rainey | April 8, 2024 | 0 Comments

Day 1: The Devotion of the Women As we start this new week looking at the Resurrection there are so many details that must be noticed by our hearts for our faith to grow into worship. Three appearances are recorded on the first Easter Sunday. It’s dawn and time to peek into the empty tomb! […]

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Eastertide Week One: Remember the Cross

By Barbara Rainey | April 1, 2024 | 0 Comments

Day One: The Incarnation, Easter’s Birthplace Yesterday we marked the anniversary of the most miraculous moment since the dawn of time: the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. How would you evaluate the experience? Not your church or pastor, but your own heart? Were you distracted by the to-dos for your Easter brunch? Did you allow yourself […]

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Eastertide: Remembering What Christ Did for Us

By Barbara Rainey | March 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

“This is my body which is for you … This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 1 Corinthians 11:24-25   “But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude 1:17 In the historical church, […]

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Savoring the Savior After His Resurrection

By Barbara Rainey | April 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

Introduction In the historical church, the season between Easter Sunday and Pentecost is called Eastertide, a festive season for celebrating the risen Christ. Historically it lasted 40 days until Ascension Day, also called Holy Thursday, to mark the 40 days Jesus remained on earth before returning to heaven. In recent years, some church traditions have […]

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Anticipating Easter: Waiting With Eagerness

By Barbara Rainey | March 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

Laura is my youngest child, and from the time she was four or five she woke up before dawn on Christmas day. Her excitement and anticipation made it difficult to sleep. As she got older, this sleepless pattern extended to include the nights before tryouts or before big events like the high school prom or […]

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