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Summer Goals: Time to Focus
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Summer Goals: Time to Focus

June 21, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How could you use the unstructured days of summer to foster learning in your family? Explore ways that you can get intentional about growing spiritually.

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Cultivating Our Kids
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Cultivating Our Kids

June 18, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Gardening and parenting share a lot in common. Looking at John 15 we can see how God the Father tends us like a gardener and models parenting for us.

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Praying With Your Children
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Praying With Your Children

June 14, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Wondering how to use the wasted in-between moments in your day? Seize these opportunities to pray with your children to build faith and nurture community.

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A Parent's Job
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

A Parent's Job

June 11, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

What is the job of a parent? Consider how you can work together in community to bring your children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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I Didn’t Sign Up For This
Matthew Potter, MEd, LCPC

I Didn’t Sign Up For This

June 7, 2018 • Matthew Potter, MEd, LCPC

Are you struggling with life's detours? Life is not a direct and even course, expect that there will be detours but know God walks through them with you.

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Teaching Children Money Management
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Teaching Children Money Management

June 4, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you wondering what you should teach your children about money? Consider these important concepts for teaching your children how to handle money well.

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The Life that Could Have Been: Walking Through Miscarriage
Karen Krygsheld, MSW, LCSW

The Life that Could Have Been: Walking Through Miscarriage

May 31, 2018 • Karen Krygsheld, MSW, LCSW

Has someone you love experienced a miscarriage? Consider how you can come alongside those who have experienced loss and support them as they grieve.

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Reconciling My Impatience with God
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Reconciling My Impatience with God

May 28, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with feeling that God is distant? Consider the wisdom of the psalmist for drawing close to God and being reminded of God's faithfulness.

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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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Finding a Healthy Self-Image
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Finding a Healthy Self-Image

May 21, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with a negative body image? Consider the wisdom of Psalm 139 to discover your God-given identity and begin to see yourself as God does.

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Your Marriage: Covenant, or Contract?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Your Marriage: Covenant, or Contract?

May 14, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Don't let your marriage become only a temporary contract. Choose to make your marriage healthier by placing God at the center of your marriage covenant.

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Mom Wars
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Mom Wars

May 10, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you tired of the competitive mom debates? Consider instead the posture of encouragement that God calls us to have as we relate to one another.

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Recent Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Seeking God First in Courtship

June 11, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience

May 11, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Putting Aside Idolatry

April 27, 2015 • 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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