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What Parents Can Offer on a Very Bad Day
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

What Parents Can Offer on a Very Bad Day

July 1, 2020 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

When our children struggle, we hurt too and we wonder what we have to offer them. Find wisdom for responding in a way that shows our children God's love.

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Help for Parents: Persevering Through Challenges
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Help for Parents: Persevering Through Challenges

June 21, 2020 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Discouraged by the challenges that you face? Discover truths from scripture to encourage you through the struggles of parenting and help you persevere.

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Sibling Rivalry: Embracing the Gift of One Another
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Sibling Rivalry: Embracing the Gift of One Another

May 27, 2020 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with sibling rivalry in your home? Find wisdom from God's word and practical wisdom for nurturing loving sibling bonds for a lifetime.

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Learning How to Share
Rev. Deb Koster

Learning How to Share

May 6, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

God has called his people to share what they have been given with others. How might you be called to share of the blessings that God has entrusted to you?

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Caring for Others Requires Caring for Ourselves
Kim Sullivan

Caring for Others Requires Caring for Ourselves

May 3, 2020 • Kim Sullivan

Are you feeling depleted in your relationships? Consider this wisdom from scripture to help you to care for yourself so you can be empowered in your life.

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Things to Keep Doing While Under Self-Isolation
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Things to Keep Doing While Under Self-Isolation

April 1, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the losses of this challenging season? Choose to focus instead on all the things you can keep doing to restore your hope.

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Tips for Caring for Your Marriage After Children Arrive
Laura Goossens, MSW, LCSW

Tips for Caring for Your Marriage After Children Arrive

March 8, 2020 • Laura Goossens, MSW, LCSW

Marriage after kids can be difficult but intentionally loving your spouse in the midst of this hard season is possible and well worth the investment.

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Owning Our Helplessness
Rev. Jason Ruis

Owning Our Helplessness

March 4, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Are you feeling helpless about the challenges you face in life? Assume a humble posture and consider how God is still at work even when you feel helpless.

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Parenting for the Long Run
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Parenting for the Long Run

January 8, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you parenting for short-term or long-term gains? Parenting can be a challenging marathon so adjust your perspective to better navigate the distance.

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Establish Family Habits of Reading God's Word
Kim Sullivan

Establish Family Habits of Reading God's Word

January 1, 2020 • Kim Sullivan

Are you wondering if you have time to create a habit of reading the Bible with your family? Consider all the benefits of reading God's word together.

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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?
Rev. Jason Ruis

Who Can Tame the Tongue?

June 1, 2015 • Rev. 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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