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In-Law Lessons from Moses
Rev. Deb Koster

In-Law Lessons from Moses

August 14, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you have troubled relationships with your in-laws? Consider the Biblical relationship of Moses and Jethro for an example of healthy family dynamics.

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Family Estrangement: How to Find Healing in Brokenness
Julie Plagans

Family Estrangement: How to Find Healing in Brokenness

August 11, 2019 • Julie Plagans

Is your family being torn apart by conflict? Discover important faith lessons that were learned in a family's journey from estrangement to reconciliation.

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Not What We Dreamed
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Not What We Dreamed

August 7, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you facing a scary moment of parenting? Lean into God's faithfulness through the challenges and trust God when things don't match what we dreamed.

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Facing Your Fears
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Facing Your Fears

August 4, 2019 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Is fear keeping you from making the difficult decisions? Pick up your shield of faith and trust God's leading through the valleys to overcome your fears.

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Helping Your Child Learn through Play
Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Helping Your Child Learn through Play

July 31, 2019 • Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Play is the means by which children explore their world and make sense of the events in their lives. Help your children do the important work of playing.

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Choosing Inexpensive Summer Fun
Aneece Alicea

Choosing Inexpensive Summer Fun

July 28, 2019 • Aneece Alicea

Are you wanting to make the most of your summer on a limited budget? Consider these inexpensive ideas for creating memorable time together as a family.

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Caring for the Emotional Struggles of Generation Z
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Caring for the Emotional Struggles of Generation Z

July 24, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Each generation faces its own emotional challenges. Discover the emotional challenges faced by generation Z and consider how you can offer support.

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Moving Past the Stigma of Mental Illness
Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Moving Past the Stigma of Mental Illness

July 21, 2019 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Is there stigma surrounding mental health care? Jesus loved people and cured all types of illnesses. Move past the stigma to care for your mental health.

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Help Me Understand My Phone Focused Child!
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Help Me Understand My Phone Focused Child!

July 17, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Generation Z has grown up in a world dominated by technology which can cause significant challenges. Guide your children to handle electronics responsibly.

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Rules for Children Online
Rev. Deb Koster

Rules for Children Online

July 14, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

What rules do you use to help your children navigate their digital world? Choose to create guidelines that demonstrate Christian character on and offline.

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Online Manners for Parents
Rev. Steven Koster

Online Manners for Parents

July 10, 2019 • Rev. Steven Koster

Are you wondering how to engage with your children over social media? Consider these guidelines for connecting in healthy ways that nurture relationships.

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Why Kids Need to Friend Their Parents Online
Rev. Deb Koster

Why Kids Need to Friend Their Parents Online

July 7, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you follow and engage with your children online? Consider the importance of walking with your children in all spheres of life and modeling God's grace.

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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?
Rev. Jason Ruis

Who Can Tame the Tongue?

June 1, 2015 • Rev. 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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