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Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Being Grandma, Not the Babysitter

July 2, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Are you a grandparent who is always made to step in to babysit? Consider how you can come alongside to offer care while setting loving, respectful limits.

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Follow God's Call to Mentor
Deb Koster

Follow God's Call to Mentor

May 24, 2018 • Deb Koster

How might God be calling you to step into the lives of others? Look around and see who God has placed in your life to encourage in faith and discipleship.

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Making the most of living with extended family
Donna Southard, MA, LCPC, Family Therapist

Making the most of living with extended family

April 19, 2018 • Donna Southard, MA, LCPC, Family Therapist

Living with extended family can be a challenge and a blessing. Discover healthy guidelines for creating an environment of mutual cooperation and respect.

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The Art of Aging Gracefully
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

The Art of Aging Gracefully

April 5, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Are you struggling with growing older and aging gracefully? As you mourn the loss of youth, appreciate how age brings new opportunities and blessings.

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 Adult Children Caring for Elderly Parents: Building Perspective
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Adult Children Caring for Elderly Parents: Building Perspective

March 12, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Problems between an elderly adult needing care and an adult child trying to provide it often stems from an inability to understand the other's perspective.

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Encountering the Prince of Peace
Deb Koster

Encountering the Prince of Peace

December 23, 2017 • Deb Koster

Are you struggling to find God's peace during the holiday season? Explore these three challenges from scripture to help you encounter the Prince of Peace.

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Surviving the Family Drama of the Holidays
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Surviving the Family Drama of the Holidays

December 18, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Are you struggling to find the joy of the holiday as you interact with others? Consider how you can live out the love of our Savior and extend grace.

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Fighting the holiday gift game
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Fighting the holiday gift game

December 7, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Overwhelmed with holiday gift giving and trying to reciprocate? The gift of God's love can never be measured in things, but in grace and relationship.

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Breaking Traditions
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Breaking Traditions

December 4, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

It can be challenging establishing new holiday traditions. Consider the importance of setting aside your own interests to look to the interest of others.

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Cultivating Gratitude
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Cultivating Gratitude

October 5, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Should getting prepared for Thanksgiving really be about creating the perfect meal? Choose instead to prepare hearts this holiday by practicing gratitude.

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Devotions

How We Communicate Has Consequences
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How We Communicate Has Consequences

July 30, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Struggling to communicate with your family? Consider this Biblical wisdom for establishing healthy boundaries to create loving communication in your home.

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Who Can Tame the Tongue?
Jason Ruis

Who Can Tame the Tongue?

June 1, 2015 • Jason Ruis

Do you struggle with holding your tongue? Discover Biblical wisdom to give God control of your speech and find the blessing of God's power in your life.

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Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience
Deb Koster

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience

May 11, 2015 • Deb Koster

Do you struggle with being patient? Discover Biblical wisdom for cultivating patience in your life and find the blessings that come through waiting on God.

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Putting Aside Idolatry
Deb Koster

Putting Aside Idolatry

April 27, 2015 • Deb Koster

Do you struggle with sinfulness in your life? Discover wisdom from the Bible for dealing with the sinful habits in your life to find repentance and hope.

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A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness
Deb Koster

A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness

April 20, 2015 • Deb Koster

Do you struggle with dealing with selfish behavior? Discover the example God gives us in the book of Jonah for dealing with selfish attitudes and behavior.

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How Can We Live the Fruit of the Spirit in Our Families?
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How Can We Live the Fruit of the Spirit in Our Families?

February 9, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Tired of hearing negative interactions? Consider some Biblical wisdom from the book of Galatians for letting the fruit of the Spirit overflow to others.

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Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry
Deb Koster

Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry

February 5, 2015 • Deb Koster

Are feeling overwhelmed by the worries of life? Consider this Biblical guidance for turning your fears into prayers so God can carry your burden for you.

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Choose Thankfulness
Deb Koster

Choose Thankfulness

June 11, 2014 • Deb Koster

Each day we choose to focus on our circumstances or on the God who has power over our circumstances. Discover wisdom from scripture to guide your thoughts.

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Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships
Deb Koster

Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships

March 27, 2014 • Deb Koster

Looking for Biblical guidance for living in relationships? Paul's parting greeting to the Corinthian church provides a good summary for living together.

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