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Finding Your Identity
Rev. Deb Koster

Finding Your Identity

April 24, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you searching for your identity through your family tree? Consider God as the source of true identity and discover that you are a beloved child of God.

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Eating Disorders: It’s More Than Food
Marissa DeGroot MSW LSW

Eating Disorders: It’s More Than Food

April 21, 2019 • Marissa DeGroot MSW LSW

Do you know someone dealing with an eating disorder? Learn about the disease and resources so you can help them create a healthier relationship with food.

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Dwelling with God
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Dwelling with God

April 17, 2019 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Are you struggling with God and wanting to have it out with him? Address your concerns to God knowing that he dwells with us and longs to hear our hearts.

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Coping When Your Loved One is in Active Addiction
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Coping When Your Loved One is in Active Addiction

April 14, 2019 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Do you have a loved one who is struggling with an addiction? Let God walk with you as you find resources and set boundaries to care for everyone involved.

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Why is it So Difficult to Draw Boundaries With Parents?
Rev. Deb Koster

Why is it So Difficult to Draw Boundaries With Parents?

April 10, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with drawing boundaries with your parents? Consider the common challenges of limit setting so you can foster healthy relationships.

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Cultivating Discernment in Movie Viewing
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Cultivating Discernment in Movie Viewing

April 7, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Does your family enjoy watching movies? Create discussions with your family around films as a way to help your children connect to their spiritual themes.

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Encouraging the Creativity of Children
Colleen Jackson, BFA

Encouraging the Creativity of Children

April 3, 2019 • Colleen Jackson, BFA

Are you wondering how to encourage your children's creativity? Guide your children to embrace their creativity by following the example of our Creator God.

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Worth the Drive
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Worth the Drive

March 31, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you wish you could afford an expensive spring break vacation? Consider the simple ways you can bring your family together to create lasting memories.

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Finding God in the Interruptions
Rev. Deb Koster

Finding God in the Interruptions

March 27, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with the needs that interrupt your day? Consider the example of Jesus as he stepped in to show us God's presence in the interruptions.

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The Difficult Daughter (or Son)-In-Law
Dr. Robert Ritzema

The Difficult Daughter (or Son)-In-Law

March 24, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Do you have a distant relationship with a daughter-in-law? Consider these compassionate ways to respond to heal tensions and build strong relationships.

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Reconciling our Conflict with Reconciliation
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Reconciling our Conflict with Reconciliation

March 20, 2019 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle to find reconciliation of your relationships? Consider the reconciliation that Jesus has brought us in the cross for healing relationships.

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Allowing Our Kids to Fall
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Allowing Our Kids to Fall

March 17, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you struggling with being protective of your children? Consider the blessings in letting your child fall and guiding them to discover their resilience.

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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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