‘Spoonful of Sugar’: Bite-sized Morsels of God’s Word

By Barbara Rainey | January 8, 2024 | 0 Comments

We know you are busy! And we also know how easy it is to neglect God’s Word when life is moving so fast. If you ever need a reminder of why God’s Word is so important for all of us, read Psalm 119. It’s full of wonderful descriptions like “Your word is a lamp to […]

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Lies You May Believe About God: “If I Do My Part, God Will Answer My Prayers”

By Barbara Rainey | June 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

As a new Christian, and a few years later as a new wife, I eagerly prayed for everything. God graciously allowed me to see answers in those early years of faith because He knew I needed to see some evidence. Little children need much encouragement. Without fully realizing it, I developed a formula. In all […]

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Lies You May Believe About God: “God Never Causes ‘Bad Things’ to Happen to Us”

By Barbara Rainey | June 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

Did you grow up hearing fairy tales read to you? Or did you play pretend games imagining you were a hero or heroine? Did you remember wondering if the invisible, mysterious God you heard about in church was just another myth—or was actually real? I loved fairy tales and make-believe stories as a child. There […]

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Parenting Children With Visible and Invisible Limitations

By Barbara Rainey | January 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Of our two sons, one was more athletic, while the other was more scholastically inclined. The younger son’s first word was, “ball.” The older one started reading before age five. They could not be more different. Instead of playing basketball for hours on the court Dennis built for the boys (because that’s what he did […]

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Newly-Discovered Nuggets From God’s Word

By Barbara Rainey | November 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

My seminary class this semester is “The Story of Scripture,” a high-level view of the whole Bible. To make it memorable my prof, who also happens to be the president of the seminary, taught us all a rhythmic chant. He’s very musical and would have been a great cheerleader or yell leader in high school […]

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