Recent Articles

Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Choosing to Love: Radical acceptance

October 19, 2017 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Sometimes loving one another is hard. Learn how to practice radical acceptance to emulate the love of God and practice a 1 Corinthians 13 kind of love.

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Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Learning Forgiveness from the Psalmist

October 16, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

The Psalms give voice to feelings of pain and regret. In Psalm 6 we discover the richness of God's forgiveness which invites us to move from worry to joy.

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Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Drinking from the Well of God

October 12, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Struggling to part with sinful habits? Explore the wisdom of Psalm 1 to name the sinfulness that draws us and opt instead to drink deep from God's word.

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Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Choosing Gratitude

October 9, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Sometimes finding and giving gratitude can be a struggle. As people created to give thanks, choose to let gratitude flow from your heart.

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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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Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How are Assumptions Impacting Your Marriage?

October 2, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Each of us brings many unnamed assumptions into marriage which can cause friction, but identifying those things can help us foster healthier relationships.

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Rev. Steven Koster

Using Scripture at Home

September 28, 2017 • Rev. Steven Koster

One of the blessings of the Reformation was God's word being placed into the everyday life of families. How are you making use of God's word in your home?

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Rev. Steven Koster

Five Blessings from the Reformation

September 25, 2017 • Rev. Steven Koster

The Reformation brought blessings to the church. On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we celebrate the gifts received from that difficult time.

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Deb Koster

When to End a Marriage

September 21, 2017 • Deb Koster

Are trying to decide if your relationship can find healing and restoration? Explore how God is at work in your marriage and discover resources for healing.

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Deb Koster

When to Fight for Your Marriage

September 18, 2017 • Deb Koster

Are you struggling to see if your marriage is salvageable? Examine your marriage and see if the Spirit of God can still breath life into your relationship.

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Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Taming the Tongue

September 14, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with taming your tongue? Recognize the impact your words have on others and discover how to use your words in ways that are beneficial.

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Kim Sullivan

Four Keys to Becoming a Better Parent

September 11, 2017 • Kim Sullivan

Are trying to practice better parenting? Explore 1 Thessalonians to see the parenting plan that the Apostle Paul utilized in his nurturing of the church.

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Recent Devotions

Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • Deb Koster

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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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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Deb Koster

Seeking God First in Courtship

June 11, 2015 • Deb Koster

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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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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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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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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