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Set Aside Anxiety By Practicing Radical Acceptance
Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Set Aside Anxiety By Practicing Radical Acceptance

September 27, 2020 • Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Feeling frustrated with your life? Find peace in acknowledging your current experience to consistently and compassionately return your attention to God.

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Healing for Burnout in the Workplace
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Healing for Burnout in the Workplace

September 23, 2020 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Is your workplace feeling stressful? Discover healing for burnout by caring for physical or emotional exhaustion and turning your stressors over to God.

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Car Ride Conversations
Rev. Jason Ruis

Car Ride Conversations

September 20, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Too rushed for family devotions? Busy parents driving children from one event to another can use their time in the car for discipleship conversations.

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Mentoring Children to Manage their Conflicts
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Mentoring Children to Manage their Conflicts

September 16, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Tired of playing the referee in your children's conflicts? Consider this great Biblical advice to help your children learn how to manage their conflicts.

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Why Our Words Matter
Rev. Deb Koster

Why Our Words Matter

September 13, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Our words have an impact on others. Explore Biblical wisdom on why our choice of words matters and consider what your words convey to the lives of others.

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The Benefits of Praying Together
Rev. Steven Koster

The Benefits of Praying Together

September 9, 2020 • Rev. Steven Koster

Praying with someone else can often feel uncomfortable. Discover the blessing of praying together and develop spiritual intimacy in your relationship.

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Praying for Your Spouse
Rev. Steven Koster

Praying for Your Spouse

September 6, 2020 • Rev. Steven Koster

Praying with and for our spouse can produce anxiety because it brings a spiritual nakedness. Here are some ideas of how to better pray for your spouse.

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Understanding Emotional Abuse
Kelsee Costanza, MS, LPC

Understanding Emotional Abuse

September 2, 2020 • Kelsee Costanza, MS, LPC

Are you wondering if a relationship has become emotionally abusive? Learn to recognize emotional abuse so you can set healthy boundaries and find healing.

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Crossing Barriers and Learning to Love My Neighbor
Rev. Deb Koster

Crossing Barriers and Learning to Love My Neighbor

August 30, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you struggling with the selfishness you see around you? Consider how Jesus used a story to challenge God's people to cross barriers and love others.

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Parenting our Grieving Teens
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Parenting our Grieving Teens

August 26, 2020 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Is your teen processing feelings of grief? Consider the role that you can play to help your teens process their feelings to navigate difficult season.

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Does My Child Need Counseling?
Melinda Hammond, PsyD

Does My Child Need Counseling?

August 23, 2020 • Melinda Hammond, PsyD

Are you concerned that your child may need counseling? Explore these five signs to see if your child might benefit from the help of a trained professional.

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Break Free of Negative Thinking
Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Break Free of Negative Thinking

August 19, 2020 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Do you feel stuck in negative thinking? Learn to recognize negative patterns and confront them with the truth of scripture to develop healthy thinking.

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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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