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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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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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Lazy or Depressed?
LaSaundra Gordon

Lazy or Depressed?

March 13, 2019 • LaSaundra Gordon

Do you have a teenager who seems unmotivated? Consider the symptoms your child is exhibiting to discern whether your child is showing signs of depression.

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Teaching Compassion
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Teaching Compassion

March 3, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How should we teach our children to respond to people in need? Guide your children to see others as image bearers of God and choose to act with compassion.

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The Reality of Step-Families
Terry Top

The Reality of Step-Families

February 27, 2019 • Terry Top

Blended family life is more complicated than The Brady Bunch made it look. Blended families face unique challenges that require creative solutions.

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Teenagers and Attitude
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Teenagers and Attitude

February 24, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you struggling with teenagers giving you attitude? Consider the calling of scripture to discipline and guide children into lives of discipleship.

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Nurturing Faith from Infancy
Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Nurturing Faith from Infancy

February 17, 2019 • Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Are you wondering how to guide the faith formation of your young child? Consider how this pastor nurtured a young son to find joy in spiritual disciplines.

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Devotions

How We Communicate Has Consequences
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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Who Can Tame the Tongue?
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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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

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

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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A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness
Rev. Deb Koster

A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness

April 20, 2015 • Rev. 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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How Can We Live the Fruit of the Spirit in Our Families?
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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Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry
Rev. Deb Koster

Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry

February 5, 2015 • Rev. 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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Choose Thankfulness
Rev. Deb Koster

Choose Thankfulness

June 11, 2014 • Rev. 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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Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships
Rev. Deb Koster

Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships

March 27, 2014 • Rev. 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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