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Less is More during the Holidays
Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Less is More during the Holidays

December 14, 2017 • Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Do the many details of the Christmas season feel overwhelming? Focus on the true meaning of the holiday and look for ways to invest in what truly matters.

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Navigating the Holiday Rush with Young Children
Aneece Alicea, M.A., L.M.H.C.

Navigating the Holiday Rush with Young Children

December 11, 2017 • Aneece Alicea

The holidays can add stress to the already busy life of parenting children. Make wise choices to help your family experience God's peace this Christmas.

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Fighting the holiday gift game
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Fighting the holiday gift game

December 7, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Overwhelmed with holiday gift giving and trying to reciprocate? The gift of God's love can never be measured in things, but in grace and relationship.

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Breaking Traditions
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Breaking Traditions

December 4, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

It can be challenging establishing new holiday traditions. Consider the importance of setting aside your own interests to look to the interest of others.

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Holiday Grace
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Holiday Grace

November 30, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do the holidays rob you of your joy? Consider how you can harness your frustrations and rediscover joy by clothing yourself in the fruit of the Spirit.

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Preparing for the Holidays
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Preparing for the Holidays

November 20, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How are you preparing for the holidays? Evaluate your priorities that you focus on, and look for ways to cultivate faith and point your family to God.

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Gratitude All Year Long
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Gratitude All Year Long

November 20, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Is your life lacking gratitude? Make gratitude a life style instead of a yearly holiday by learning to recognize blessings and express thankfulness to God.

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Finding the Ability to Love Well at Christmas
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Finding the Ability to Love Well at Christmas

December 22, 2016 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Does your Christmas feel like it is more about stress than love? Let the wisdom from Romans 12 guide your family to love more like Jesus desires for us.

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Navigating the Holidays as a Single Parent
Chris Hunt

Navigating the Holidays as a Single Parent

December 19, 2016 • Chris Hunt

Single parenting is difficult during the holidays. God does not leave us alone, he gives hope beyond merely coping to find a better future for your family.

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Ten Suggestions for Scheduling Family Holiday Gatherings
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Ten Suggestions for Scheduling Family Holiday Gatherings

December 1, 2016 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Planning for family gatherings during the holidays can be challenging. Use these ten suggestions to avoid scheduling pitfalls and promote family unity.

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Devotions

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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Making Time to Stay Connected
Deb Koster

Making Time to Stay Connected

October 18, 2013 • 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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