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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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Finding Healthy Space with Technology
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Finding Healthy Space with Technology

March 19, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

How much technology is okay for children to use? Consider these healthy guidelines limiting technology use so your children can delight in all God's gifts.

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Kid's Summertime Media Use
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Kid's Summertime Media Use

July 24, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with how much technology your children use? Consider how you can use God's gift of technology in healthy ways and bring a healthy balance.

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Go Outside: Engaging Children in Creation
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Go Outside: Engaging Children in Creation

April 10, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with children who want to stay inside all day? Discover the blessing of time spent enjoying God's world to broaden their horizons.

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Parenting In a Media-Saturated World
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Parenting In a Media-Saturated World

October 3, 2016 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you struggle with your child's engagement with media? Help them discern their media in light of faith by asking careful questions about the content.

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Star Wars: Using Discernment With Watching Movies
Chris Hunt

Star Wars: Using Discernment With Watching Movies

April 4, 2016 • Chris Hunt

Star Wars is a fun film but when should children be viewing it? Find wisdom to teach kids discernment in what they watch and help them see God's story.

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Star Wars Reflects God’s Grand Saga
Chris Hunt

Star Wars Reflects God’s Grand Saga

December 15, 2015 • Chris Hunt

Check out the themes of faith that are utilized in the Star Wars movie's use of story. Let these themes guide discerning conversation to build faith!

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Material Living, Material Parenting
Dr. Robert Ritzema, PHD

Material Living, Material Parenting

August 3, 2015 • Robert Ritzema

Materialism can be a distraction as we seek to live a life of faith. Consider these great thoughts on raising kids who are not focused on material wealth.

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Teaching Healthy Handling of Technology
Melvin Jonkman, M.Div.

Teaching Healthy Handling of Technology

May 7, 2015 • Dean Heetderks

Technology can monopolize our time and attention. Consider how you can bless your children with limits so they learn how to use technology responsibly.

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Making Summer Memories: Time to Play Outside
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Making Summer Memories: Time to Play Outside

June 6, 2014 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are your children too glued to their electronics this summer? Discover the blessing of regular time spent enjoying the wonders of God's creation together.

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Devotions

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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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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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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