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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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My Beautiful Girl: Discovering a Biblical View of Beauty
Rev. Deb Koster

My Beautiful Girl: Discovering a Biblical View of Beauty

May 5, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

How important should physical beauty be in the Christian life? Discover Biblical principles for how we should view our bodies and learn what matters to God.

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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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Finding God in the Interruptions
Rev. Deb Koster

Finding God in the Interruptions

March 27, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with the needs that interrupt your day? Consider the example of Jesus as he stepped in to show us God's presence in the interruptions.

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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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Teaching Compassion
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Teaching Compassion

March 3, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How should we teach our children to respond to people in need? Guide your children to see others as image bearers of God and choose to act with compassion.

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The Reality of Step-Families
Terry Top

The Reality of Step-Families

February 27, 2019 • Terry Top

Blended family life is more complicated than The Brady Bunch made it look. Blended families face unique challenges that require creative solutions.

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Praying For Our Children
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Praying For Our Children

January 30, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you worrying about your children? Praying for them places your concerns into God's hands and trust in his faithfulness to love our children well.

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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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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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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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Tell of His Faithfulness
Rev. Deb Koster

Tell of His Faithfulness

September 8, 2013 • Rev. Deb Koster

We have seen God's faithfulness and our job is to tell that story to others. Tell your story of God's grace and celebrate the faithful deeds of our Lord!

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Jonah: Attitude Check
Rev. Deb Koster

Jonah: Attitude Check

December 18, 2012 • Rev. Deb Koster

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