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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The Benefits of Family Devotions

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 […]

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How to Seek Happiness in God

The Song of Songs, also known as Song of Solomon, paints a beautiful and intimate portrayal of the budding marriage relationship between Solomon and his bride.  Some blush as they read through this Old Testament book.  I know I did the first time I read it as a young woman.  Many wonder why God required […]

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Is God Angry With Sinners?

It was a warm Summer afternoon and the congregation was settling into their wooden pews preparing for another midweek sermon.  The pastor, who was concerned that his flock had been virtually unaffected by the revival that was happening in surrounding areas, had invited another speaker to address the church in the hopes that the people […]

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What is the Christian’s Delight?

I can only think of a few things on earth that I thoroughly enjoy.  Breathtaking landscapes come to mind.  Traveling from the city to the countryside, to the mountains or to tropical places causes me to experience refreshment and renewal.  I can feel my whole body relax and the tension just melts away. I also […]

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