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Aneece Alicea

Motherhood and the Vine.

August 17, 2017 • Aneece Alicea

Motherhood can feel like an overwhelming task when we try to face it on our own. Discover the importance of staying connected to God to equip for the task.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Family Time and Dirty Feet

August 10, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Wishing there was money for a big vacation? Consider instead the value of family time spent together enjoying God's creation and delighting in his world.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Helping Children See God: His Hand in Creation

August 7, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

God's hand is present in all he has made. Make the time to tune into God's blessings and marvel at his greatness and creativity shown in his handiwork.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Connecting Children to God’s Story

August 3, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you see the Bible as God's great story? Share your excitement for God's word to inspire your family to love God's story and find their place within it.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Sharing Life with Grandparents

July 31, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you wonder how to connect with family members who are generations apart from you? Choose to give the gift of presence and find the blessing of family.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Busy Weekends and Observing the Sabbath

July 27, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Does your family life feel over-scheduled? Discover the value that God places on rest and look for ways to integrate rest into your family calendar.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Kid's Summertime Media Use

July 24, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with how much technology your children use? Consider how you can use God's gift of technology in healthy ways and bring a healthy balance.

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Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Should I Provide Financial Help for an Adult Child?

July 13, 2017 • Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Wondering if you should financially help an adult child? Thoughtfully consider how to come alongside to encourage independence instead of hindering it.

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Melinda Hammond, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Postpartum Depression – 10 Ways Community Can Support New Moms

June 26, 2017 • Melinda Hammond, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Do you know someone who struggles with postpartum depression? Consider these helpful ways that you can come alongside and help to bear their burden.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Parenting: Seeking Advice, Finding Wisdom

June 19, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you in need of advice for your parenting struggles? Put aside your pride and get honest about your struggles to discover the blessing of community.

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Devotions

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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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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Deb Koster

A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness

April 20, 2015 • Deb Koster

Do you struggle with dealing with selfish behavior? Discover the example God gives us in the book of Jonah for dealing with selfish attitudes and behavior.

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Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How Can We Live the Fruit of the Spirit in Our Families?

February 9, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Tired of hearing negative interactions? Consider some Biblical wisdom from the book of Galatians for letting the fruit of the Spirit overflow to others.

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Deb Koster

Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry

February 5, 2015 • Deb Koster

Are feeling overwhelmed by the worries of life? Consider this Biblical guidance for turning your fears into prayers so God can carry your burden for you.

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Deb Koster

Choose Thankfulness

June 11, 2014 • Deb Koster

Each day we choose to focus on our circumstances or on the God who has power over our circumstances. Discover wisdom from scripture to guide your thoughts.

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Deb Koster

Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships

March 27, 2014 • Deb Koster

Looking for Biblical guidance for living in relationships? Paul's parting greeting to the Corinthian church provides a good summary for living together.

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