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What Parents Can Offer on a Very Bad Day
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

What Parents Can Offer on a Very Bad Day

July 1, 2020 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

When our children struggle, we hurt too and we wonder what we have to offer them. Find wisdom for responding in a way that shows our children God's love.

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Cultivating a Virtue: Lord Give Me Patience!
Rev. Deb Koster

Cultivating a Virtue: Lord Give Me Patience!

June 28, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with being patient and trusting God? Discover ways that you can become more patient and cultivate this discipline within your family life.

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Help for Parents: Persevering Through Challenges
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Help for Parents: Persevering Through Challenges

June 21, 2020 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Discouraged by the challenges that you face? Discover truths from scripture to encourage you through the struggles of parenting and help you persevere.

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Placing God First
Rev. Deb Koster

Placing God First

June 17, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Is God first in the life of your family? Prioritize God in the choices that you make each day so that God is honored and worshiped in your family.

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The Power of Praying for One Another
Rev. Deb Koster

The Power of Praying for One Another

June 10, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with praying for others? Prayer is a powerful way for us to bear one another’s burdens. Discover the importance of praying for one another.

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Turning COVID-19 Anxiety into Prayer
Chris Hunt

Turning COVID-19 Anxiety into Prayer

May 31, 2020 • Chris Hunt

Is your family acting anxious or afraid? Model for your children how to turn those emotions into prayer and watch God ease your concerns with thankfulness.

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Sibling Rivalry: Embracing the Gift of One Another
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Sibling Rivalry: Embracing the Gift of One Another

May 27, 2020 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with sibling rivalry in your home? Find wisdom from God's word and practical wisdom for nurturing loving sibling bonds for a lifetime.

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Learning How to Share
Rev. Deb Koster

Learning How to Share

May 6, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

God has called his people to share what they have been given with others. How might you be called to share of the blessings that God has entrusted to you?

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Caring for Others Requires Caring for Ourselves
Kim Sullivan

Caring for Others Requires Caring for Ourselves

May 3, 2020 • Kim Sullivan

Are you feeling depleted in your relationships? Consider this wisdom from scripture to help you to care for yourself so you can be empowered in your life.

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Listening for God
Rev. Deb Koster

Listening for God

April 29, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you wonder what God has to say about your situation? Consider all of the ways that God speaks to us and consider how God might be leading your steps.

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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?
Rev. Jason Ruis

Who Can Tame the Tongue?

June 1, 2015 • Rev. 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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