Pentecost: The Forgotten Celebration

By Barbara Rainey | May 30, 2022 | 2 Comments

  As you have probably noticed, holidays are important in my life and in the life of my family. I’ve invested a good amount of time to find creative and memorable ways to mark these annual days on the calendar we call holidays—especially those with connections to our faith. From the early days of the Bible’s […]

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Unanswered Prayer: When God Doesn’t “Come Through” As You Expected, Then What?

By Barbara Rainey | May 16, 2022 | 7 Comments

Sometimes I wake up in the morning feeling sad and unsettled. I ask myself, “How do I have joy when it seems that so much is unresolved and unrestored in my life, my relationships, my world?” Do you know that feeling? Have you thought about the disciples and the weight of their unanswered prayers when […]

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Friends & Family April 2022

By Barbara Rainey | April 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

To my friends far and wide: Christ is risen!! The best news of this month and of all time. Here’s a photo of a cross our 83-year-old neighbor built for us out of our old deck boards. We finally cemented it in the ground last fall and I have loved seeing it every day out […]

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How to Enjoy Constant Access to God in Prayer

By Barbara Rainey | April 25, 2022 | 5 Comments

One week ago the world celebrated or at least recognized the pinnacle moment of history; the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Sadly, by the next day most everyone went back to normal living as if it never happened. But what should be different? Or perhaps the better question is: How can my life today be changed […]

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When God Doesn’t Give You What You Desperately Want

By Kristen Clark | January 12, 2022 | 4 Comments

Today’s post is by Kristen Clark.  Kristen has confronted first hand what it’s like to ask God for a deep desire of our hearts, but to receive in answer what can be perceived as a deep disappointment. We hope you will enjoy her story and hearing about God’s work in her life.   Standing in […]

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