I AM the Bread of Life

By Barbara Rainey | March 28, 2021 | 2 Comments

Holy Week is the most important week of the Christian calendar. To help you appreciate these last earthly days of Jesus’ life and to guide you into an experience of wonder and worship, I’ll be posting a short devotion each day here on the blog. If you have our Journey to Easter Collection, the Behold […]

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Maundy Thursday: Staying Engaged

By Barbara Rainey | April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have learned a new concept in recent years. It goes like this for me: When I am in a conversation with someone that turns to statistics, numbers, and percentages my brain begins to fog.  Soon I mentally wander away while my face stays pointed toward the speaker so as to feign attention. Math has […]

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Palm Sunday Reflections

By Barbara Rainey | April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The story we know so well of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, celebrated annually in churches by children happily swinging palm branches in the aisles, illustrates our constant confusion about Jesus. We always misinterpret Him. Like the twelve disciples who wanted Jesus to become a literal king that Sunday, and mount a military […]

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Holy Week

By Barbara Rainey | March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Did you know Jesus never told us to celebrate or commemorate His birth? So what do we do? We make His birth the biggest celebration of the entire year! So typical of us to not focus on what He says is important. What then should we celebrate? Jesus told his disciples, and therefore us, to […]

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