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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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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Consider Humility

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”  Philippians 2:3 (NIV) The New Websters Expanded Dictionary defines “humble” as: of a low, mean, or unpretending character; lowly; modest; meek.  To make humble; to abase; to lower.  And “humility” is defined as humbleness of mind; modesty; a […]

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6 Must-Read Christian Novels

Thanks to my mom, I’ve loved reading books my whole life.  Once I became a mother, the habit tapered off while my children were small, but now I am back at it.  I don’t remember where I heard the phrase, but it has stuck with me for years and I have found it to be true:

“Readers are leaders, and leaders are readers.”

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