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Summer Goals: Time to Focus
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Summer Goals: Time to Focus

June 21, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How could you use the unstructured days of summer to foster learning in your family? Explore ways that you can get intentional about growing spiritually.

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Cultivating Our Kids
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Cultivating Our Kids

June 18, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Gardening and parenting share a lot in common. Looking at John 15 we can see how God the Father tends us like a gardener and models parenting for us.

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Praying With Your Children
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Praying With Your Children

June 14, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Wondering how to use the wasted in-between moments in your day? Seize these opportunities to pray with your children to build faith and nurture community.

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A Parent's Job
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

A Parent's Job

June 11, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

What is the job of a parent? Consider how you can work together in community to bring your children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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Teaching Children Money Management
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Teaching Children Money Management

June 4, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you wondering what you should teach your children about money? Consider these important concepts for teaching your children how to handle money well.

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Follow God's Call to Mentor
Deb Koster

Follow God's Call to Mentor

May 24, 2018 • Deb Koster

How might God be calling you to step into the lives of others? Look around and see who God has placed in your life to encourage in faith and discipleship.

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Mom Wars
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Mom Wars

May 10, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you tired of the competitive mom debates? Consider instead the posture of encouragement that God calls us to have as we relate to one another.

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Cultivating Rest as a Family
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Cultivating Rest as a Family

April 26, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Is your family caught up in a cycle of business? Consider incorporating sabbath rest into your family life to quiet hearts and bring peace to your family.

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Spiritual Formation: Springing to Life
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Spiritual Formation: Springing to Life

April 16, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Use Springtime to point your children to see the blessing of resurrection as creation awakens from the dormancy of winter and springs to life with rebirth.

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Teaching Children Not to Hit
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Teaching Children Not to Hit

April 8, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with how to teach your children not to hit? Recognize your God-given authority and guide your children to accept relationships as gifts.

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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
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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Putting Aside Idolatry
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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A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness
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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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
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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Choose Thankfulness
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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Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships
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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