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Mom Wars
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Mom Wars

May 10, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you tired of the competitive mom debates? Consider instead the posture of encouragement that God calls us to have as we relate to one another.

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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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Spiritual Formation: Springing to Life
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Spiritual Formation: Springing to Life

April 16, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Use Springtime to point your children to see the blessing of resurrection as creation awakens from the dormancy of winter and springs to life with rebirth.

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Teaching Children Not to Hit
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Teaching Children Not to Hit

April 8, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with how to teach your children not to hit? Recognize your God-given authority and guide your children to accept relationships as gifts.

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On Not Being That Kind of Sports Parent
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

On Not Being That Kind of Sports Parent

February 1, 2018 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Struggling with modeling faith on the field? Children's sports are times for parents to teach what it means to follow Jesus on and off the field of play.

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Guidelines for Establishing a Godly Home
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Guidelines for Establishing a Godly Home

January 29, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Are you wondering how to guide your family to grow in faith? Consider these valuable elements for guiding your family to become rooted in Christ Jesus.

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Stop Making Comparisons
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Stop Making Comparisons

January 22, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you compare one child's achievements with that of another? Consider the importance of celebrating the gifts of each person and stop making comparisons.

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Life Skills: Teaching Children Empathy
Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Life Skills: Teaching Children Empathy

October 26, 2017 • Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Empathy is greatly needed in our world today. Empathy is an essential skill for showing kindness, calling out injustice, and connecting us in community.

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Cultivating Gratitude
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Cultivating Gratitude

October 5, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Should getting prepared for Thanksgiving really be about creating the perfect meal? Choose instead to prepare hearts this holiday by practicing gratitude.

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Four Keys to Becoming a Better Parent
Kim Sullivan

Four Keys to Becoming a Better Parent

September 11, 2017 • Kim Sullivan

Are trying to practice better parenting? Explore 1 Thessalonians to see the parenting plan that the Apostle Paul utilized in his nurturing of the church.

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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
Deb Koster

A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness

April 20, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry

February 5, 2015 • 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
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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Tell of His Faithfulness
Deb Koster

Tell of His Faithfulness

September 8, 2013 • 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
Deb Koster

Jonah: Attitude Check

December 18, 2012 • Deb Koster

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