Recent Articles

Aneece Alicea

Navigating the Holiday Rush with Young Children

December 11, 2017 • Aneece Alicea

The holidays can add stress to the already busy life of parenting children. Make wise choices to help your family experience God's peace this Christmas.

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Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Fighting the holiday gift game

December 7, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Overwhelmed with holiday gift giving and trying to reciprocate? The gift of God's love can never be measured in things, but in grace and relationship.

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Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Breaking Traditions

December 4, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

It can be challenging establishing new holiday traditions. Consider the importance of setting aside your own interests to look to the interest of others.

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Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Holiday Grace

November 30, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do the holidays rob you of your joy? Consider how you can harness your frustrations and rediscover joy by clothing yourself in the fruit of the Spirit.

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Deb Koster

8 Keys to Living a Joyful Life

November 27, 2017 • Deb Koster

Are you overwhelmed with challenges? Are you wishing for a more joyful life? Consider Christ's example and follow his lead for embracing a joy-filled life.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Preparing for the Holidays

November 20, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How are you preparing for the holidays? Evaluate your priorities that you focus on, and look for ways to cultivate faith and point your family to God.

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Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Gratitude All Year Long

November 20, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Is your life lacking gratitude? Make gratitude a life style instead of a yearly holiday by learning to recognize blessings and express thankfulness to God.

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Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

A Healthy Posture for Approaching Conflict

November 16, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you find yourself locked in conflict? When we pay attention to our posture as much as our position, we are able to resolve conflict more effectively.

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Anne Mirza, MSW, LCSW

Seven Signs of Unidentified Grief

November 13, 2017 • Anne Mirza, MSW, LCSW

Neglecting to grieve the losses in our lives can create additional challenges. Acknowledging and processing grief is an important step toward healing.

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Gregory Rodriguez, MA, LCPC

Don’t Believe all Your Thoughts

November 9, 2017 • Gregory Rodriguez, MA, LCPC

Research shows unhealthy thoughts can negatively affect health so it is important to examine our thoughts and replace any false thoughts with God’s truth.

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Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Body, Mind, and Spirit all Work Together: Self-Care and Stress-Busters!

November 6, 2017 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Follow God's leading to get your body, mind, and spirit all work together to be your healthiest self.

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Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Living with Self-Doubt

November 2, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you find yourself caught up in self-doubt? Consider this wisdom from God's word to help you navigate your doubts and lean on God's plan for strength.

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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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