How Do I Know It’s the Holy Spirit? 5 Ways to Recognize God’s Voice

By Barbara Rainey | May 27, 2024 | 56 Comments

    Do you know of Elijah, prophet of God, who challenged 950 idol worshipers to a contest to see whose God was best? With thousands of spectators watching, the competition of gods felt like a championship football game or soccer match. Whose god was the real God? They all wanted to know. Each side […]

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How Does the Holy Spirit Speak Personally to Me?

By Barbara Rainey | May 20, 2024 | 19 Comments

Keeping my two grandsons recently, ages 4 and 2 1/2, reminded me of the perpetual dilemma I faced with my own children: Who started the fight and how can I possibly know the whole truth? You’ve been there too, haven’t you? Was it an accident that the younger one hit the older one? Is the […]

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The Holy Spirit Is My Friend: He Is Always With Me

By Barbara Rainey | June 27, 2022 | 1 Comment

Today’s blog post is an excerpt from my new ebook, Who Is the Holy Spirit: How You Can Hear From Him. In this ebook I talk about the Spirit’s role as our Friend, Helper, Purifier, Teacher, and Guide. Be sure to download the entire ebook! For many summers, Dennis and I attended annual training events […]

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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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Welcome the Seasons, Surrender to the Seasons

By Barbara Rainey | September 13, 2021 | 6 Comments

  September sunrises awaken with refreshingly cool air. Autumn sunsets showcase glory just past suppertime. Interrupting fall’s dawning beauty are marketing campaigns for new TV shows and movies which tell us the world is about to end as aliens invade and warming seas submerge our shores. And if you hear snippets of news at all […]

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