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Chet Rains

The Best Thing to Do

By Chet Rains / July 17, 2020

By Chaplain Chet Rains Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6   The years 2003-2007 were particularly interesting in my life.  I was 4 years in as the pastor of […]

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A Do-Over

By Chet Rains / June 17, 2020

By Chaplain Chet Rains “The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.  Jesus said to them, ‘Take off the grave clothes and let him go.’” -Luke 11:44 Whenever I read this verse, I always think about my Dad.  Great husband, great father, great […]

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The Joy of the Lord is our Strength

By Chet Rains / January 15, 2020

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”  John 15:11, NIV Joy: “a feeling of great pleasure and happiness; a thing that causes joy.”  Webster’s Dictionary “If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.” Carlos Santana Ray Kroc, of […]

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Holding All Things Together in times of Grief

By Chet Rains / November 20, 2019

Holding All Things Together in times of Grief “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” (Col. 1:17) On 17 July 1985, at the age of 49, my father, hero, and mentor, took his last breath.  He died of a cerebral hemorrhage, the result of unchecked and, therefore, unmedicated, high blood […]

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