Can You Endure Until The End?

When I read about the early church in the book of Acts I am often moved by how the new believers lived.  It wasn’t a perfect church, but they were learning how to put into practice what they were taught by sharing all they had with each other according to the members’ needs. It was […]

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God Is Working for Your Good

As I held my two-week-old newborn daughter in my arms after her mid-morning feeding, I was feeling both exhausted and content.  The incision from my c-section was healing nicely but I was still quite sore. I was having pleasant thoughts about my brother-in-law’s upcoming wedding which was less than a week away.  My husband and […]

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What on Earth is God Doing?

It’s a question so many of us are asking lately.  With all that’s going on in the world these days it makes us wonder if God is really in control.  Does he really know what He’s doing? Does God really care that there’s a pandemic that is killing thousands all over the globe?  That senseless […]

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God Disciplines Those He Loves

A father sits with his young son on the edge of the bed explaining why he’s about to get a spanking.  In loving and gentle, yet firm, words he speaks about the consequences of disobedience. All the child can think about is how many times he’s going to get whacked.  But, deep inside, he knows […]

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Loving & Serving with Integrity

Loving & Serving with Integrity by Collene Borchardt “I am not here to serve you!” I shouted at my teen in frustration. I had just dropped everything to pick him up early from practice. But upon arriving at home all that concerned him was there being “no food in the house.” We were running late […]

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Showing Compassion to the Hurting

In 2019, I was invited to write an article in a series on kindness at Healing Home.  My family and I have been reflecting on showing compassion during difficult times and I recalled the things I wrote last year.  I’m sharing it here with you in the hopes that you’ll be encouraged to show kindness […]

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