Faith

All about faith and living for more with Jesus. Collene Borchardt equips women to live for more in their walk with God through Christian living and Spiritual Growth tips.

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    Where is God in This?

    My world was caving in around me.   Our savings account had been depleted due to unforeseeable circumstances. Then my chronic illness flared up to the point where I had to cut back on work. So, we were living on pretty much just one salary.  And then the unthinkable happened.    On a trip with my kids while over two hours from our home, my van suddenly began to shake uncontrollably, and then the engine shut off.   It never started again.   I tried to act strong for my kids but inside I was just as much of a wreck as the engine in my van.   I wondered how God could allow this…

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    How to Find Hope In Hard Times

    My kids squealed with glee as they ran into the waves of Lake Michigan. While I unfolded my beach chair and positioned it so that the waves could wash up over my feet.   And I began to worship and pray in that beautiful place.   There is something about the water that invites me into God’s presence. Something about watching my kids delight in His creation that makes my heart want to sing.   The massive expanse of rolling waves, reveals God’s power. The sky above showcases His magnificent artwork. And my children’s laughter echoes my Savior’s own joy at their carefree delight.   Then suddenly a wave washed over my feet.   And the cold…

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    Wrestling with God: 3 ways to trust God when life is hard.

    “I can breathe,” my son said, “It just kind of feels like a piece of food is stuck in my throat.”  A chill of dread washed over me as I heard my 10-year-old son’s response to the nurse’s question over the phone.    Earlier that day my son had been stung by a bee. And now I was rushing him to the ER because hives had broken out over his whole body. At the ER the Benadryl I had given him earlier began to kick in but when we saw the doctor, she still prescribed my son an Epi-pen. Because, as she warned us, the next time his allergic reaction would most…

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    12 Encouraging Lessons I’ve Learned From God

    Have you ever stepped back and thought about all the lessons God has taught you over the last year?  I was recently challenged to do this and I decided to accept the challenge because I think it is good to sit back and reflect on our journey with God.   Some of these lessons are new to me. Some I am learning more about. And some I have been reminded of. (And will probably need to be reminded of again in the future.)   As you read through these lessons, I hope they will inspire you to come up with your own list of 12 interesting things God has taught you in the past year.  …

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    What to Do When You Are Waiting on God

    God gave Sarah a BIG promise.    After many childless years and many heart-broken tears, God told her through Abraham, He would bless them with a son, and she would be the mother of many nations.   Hearing God’s promise must have made her so happy. But then the months passed by. Then the years. And then the decades.   And somewhere along the way Sarah lost her hope.     One day three men came to visit the couple (many scholars believe these were angels or God himself). And while Sarah was in the tent, she overheard one of them say to Abraham that they would return in a year and she would have a child.    And she laughed.    But…