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Nurturing Faith from Infancy
Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Nurturing Faith from Infancy

February 17, 2019 • Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Are you wondering how to guide the faith formation of your young child? Consider how this pastor nurtured a young son to find joy in spiritual disciplines.

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Is “Living Together” Good Preparation for Marriage?
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Is “Living Together” Good Preparation for Marriage?

February 6, 2019 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Is it a good idea to live together before marriage? Consider the guidance offered from God's word as well as secular research to build a healthy marriage.

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The Changing Role of the Elderly in Society
Dr. Robert Ritzema

The Changing Role of the Elderly in Society

February 3, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Older adults have taken on new roles in society and family but they can resist the cultural currents that lead to lives of disconnection and isolation.

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Praying For Our Children
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Praying For Our Children

January 30, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you worrying about your children? Praying for them places your concerns into God's hands and trust in his faithfulness to love our children well.

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Confronting My Fears
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Confronting My Fears

January 27, 2019 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do your fears get in the way of living a life of peace? Explore your fears in light of the truth of scripture to lay your concerns before God and find joy.

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Establishing Justice at Home
Rev. Deb Koster

Establishing Justice at Home

January 23, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with managing discipline and order in your family? Discover some ways that your family can follow God's heart for justice starting at home.

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Discipline vs. Punishment: Why One Is Better Than the Other
Rev. Deb Koster

Discipline vs. Punishment: Why One Is Better Than the Other

January 20, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are discipline and punishment the same? Recognize the differences between discipline and punishment and choose to follow the path of compassion and grace.

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To Yell or not to Yell
Rev. Deb Koster

To Yell or not to Yell

January 16, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Is it okay to raise your voice with kids? Consider what the Bible teaches about communication and claim your authority to speak the truth in love.

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Should I Spank my Child?
Rev. Deb Koster

Should I Spank my Child?

January 13, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

When is spanking okay? Explore what the Bible has to say about discipline and discover the limitations of spanking as an effective form of discipline.

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How Sex Changes Relationships
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How Sex Changes Relationships

January 9, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Why is casual sex a bad idea? God designed sex to build the emotional and physical aspects of relationships and transform the individuals and the couple.

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Self-Esteem: Object in Mirror is NOT as it Seems
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Self-Esteem: Object in Mirror is NOT as it Seems

January 6, 2019 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

In what do you find your sense of self-worth? Is my value, truth, and love based off of what I or others see and say, or what God declares to be true?

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Put Down Your Cellphone
Rev. Deb Koster

Put Down Your Cellphone

December 19, 2018 • Rev. Deb Koster

Cellphones can distract us from engaging well with one another. Set aside your cellphone this Christmas to be fully present with those around you.

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Recent Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Rev. Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Psalm 19:12-14

Do you ever say words you regret? Consider what scripture says about our speech and learn to use words with care so that God is glorified in our speech.

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How We Communicate Has Consequences
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How We Communicate Has Consequences

July 30, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Proverbs 15:1-4

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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Seeking God First in Courtship
Rev. Deb Koster

Seeking God First in Courtship

June 11, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Matthew 6: 25-34

Has your dating relationship become more important than God? Consider Biblical wisdom for keeping your priorities aligned so that God is sought first.

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Who Can Tame the Tongue?
Jason Ruis

Who Can Tame the Tongue?

June 1, 2015 • Jason Ruis

James 3:1-12

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
Rev. Deb Koster

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience

May 11, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Psalm 25:1-5

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
Rev. Deb Koster

Putting Aside Idolatry

April 27, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Jonah 2:1-9

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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