Do You Believe?

A Note from Colleen Several years ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Nancy Guthrie, the writer of the following devotional, titled “Do You Believe?” Our talk was brief, and her voice was serene. One wouldn’t have expected this, due to the unspeakable suffering she’d experienced in her family. Two of Nancy’s children, Hope […]

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Day One: I heard something scratching in the boys’ bathroom wall . . . not good. Day Two: I heard more scratching and named the source “Godzilla.” Day Three: Godzilla was hungry. I knew this because the scratching intensified. Day Four: I mentioned Godzilla to the kids, asking if they had heard any roaring. I was then informed […]

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“Believe”: Sometimes Found in Stars over the Porch

My close friend just found out her son was sexually assaulted. In the last 10 years, her son has been diagnosed with the following: intellectual disability; developmental disorders; severe Tourette’s syndrome; learning, behavior, and life skill disorders; and the accompanying challenges related to anxiety and emotions. Believing in God’s goodness was tough for her. Adding […]

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Attitude Check

In the last blog post of 2009 I encouraged you (and myself) to toss out the idea of “New Year’s Resolutions” and instead cultivate four areas of character development. The first character trait was directed towards our attitudes. I determine to exhibit a persistent ATTITUDE of praise and to write down three examples each day. […]

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