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Taking A Stand With Youth Sports
Rev. Jason Ruis

Taking A Stand With Youth Sports

September 18, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Will you choose worship or sports on Sunday morning? Thoughtfully choose a God-glorifying position when seeking to balance youth sports and church life.

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Helping Your Child Learn through Play
Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Helping Your Child Learn through Play

July 31, 2019 • Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Play is the means by which children explore their world and make sense of the events in their lives. Help your children do the important work of playing.

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Choosing Inexpensive Summer Fun
Aneece Alicea

Choosing Inexpensive Summer Fun

July 28, 2019 • Aneece Alicea

Are you wanting to make the most of your summer on a limited budget? Consider these inexpensive ideas for creating memorable time together as a family.

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Parenting Avengers: Endgame Style
Rev. Deb Koster

Parenting Avengers: Endgame Style

May 19, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Did you appreciate the family dynamics in the Avengers: Endgame? Explore how the parenting theology of the movie aligns with a biblical perspective.

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Navigating Team Sports and Cheering Them On
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Navigating Team Sports and Cheering Them On

May 15, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

What words do you use as you cheer on your children during sports? Choose words that offer encouragement to young athletes rather than discouragement.

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Dreaming of Summer:  Embracing Downtime
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Dreaming of Summer: Embracing Downtime

May 12, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Does summer feel a bit too rushed? Discover the value of incorporating rest into family life to give your family peace and draw you closer to God's heart.

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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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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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Devotions

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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Christian Parenting at the Dinner Table
Rev. Steven Koster

Christian Parenting at the Dinner Table

February 11, 2014 • Rev. Steven Koster

Do you struggle finding time to sit together around the dinner table? Discover the blessings that come from time spent together as family with God's word.

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Making Time to Stay Connected
Rev. Deb Koster

Making Time to Stay Connected

October 18, 2013 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you feel overwhelmed with life's challenges? Find some encouragement from scripture and discover how God sees you. God takes great delight in you!

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