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 […]Read More Can You Endure Until The End?
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 […]Read More God Is Working for Your Good
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 […]Read More What on Earth is God Doing?
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 […]Read More God Disciplines Those He Loves
Telling the Truth: A Foundation of Integrity Teaching our Children the Importance of Telling the Truth by Mary Armand Telling the truth is not always easy and it is sometimes tempting to lie or be slightly dishonest; not the ‘big lies’ but ‘little white lies’. Lies that make things a little easier for us or […]Read More Telling the Truth: A Foundation of 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 […]Read More Loving & Serving with Integrity
The Weight & The Reward of Integrity by Katrina D. Hamel We pushed the heavy cart to the truck and lifted each length of lumber over the tailgate. We counted as we loaded the building supplies, comparing it to the order we had placed days ago. An order where everything had gone wrong—delays, items out […]Read More The Weight & The Reward of Integrity
Practising integrity will make you become someone with ‘words that can be trusted’. It does not matter how impossible it might seem, doing what is right and acceptable before God can give you access to God’s favor, kindness, security and guidance.Read More Why is Integrity Important in the Life of a Christian?
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 […]Read More Showing Compassion to the Hurting
A few months ago my husband and I, together with our two pre-teen children, started having a family devotional time during the evening several nights a week. We recognized the importance of teaching our kids about the characteristics of God so that they would begin to embrace Him as a Person and not just be […]Read More The Benefits of Family Devotions