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When Our Children Struggle
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

When Our Children Struggle

June 27, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you struggle with how best to help your children? Discover the best way to come alongside and care for your children by blessing them with prayers.

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Summer Goals: Time to Focus
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Summer Goals: Time to Focus

June 21, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How could you use the unstructured days of summer to foster learning in your family? Explore ways that you can get intentional about growing spiritually.

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Praying With Your Children
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Praying With Your Children

June 14, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Wondering how to use the wasted in-between moments in your day? Seize these opportunities to pray with your children to build faith and nurture community.

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Follow God's Call to Mentor
Deb Koster

Follow God's Call to Mentor

May 24, 2018 • Deb Koster

How might God be calling you to step into the lives of others? Look around and see who God has placed in your life to encourage in faith and discipleship.

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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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Parenting with Faith: The legacy of discipleship
Deborah Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Parenting with Faith: The legacy of discipleship

March 8, 2018 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

How can you raise your children to walk in faith? Learn how to cultivate your own relationship with God so you can guide children through discipleship.

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God's Love Makes a Difference
Mel Jonkman, MDiv, Executive Director Bio

God's Love Makes a Difference

February 8, 2018 • Mel Jonkman, MDiv, Executive Director Bio

God’s love makes a difference because it shows us what true love really is. God’s love demonstrates for us how to love others sacrificially.

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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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Life Skills: Teaching Children Empathy
Jessica Parks

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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Devotions

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience
Deb Koster

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience

May 11, 2015 • Deb Koster

Do you struggle with being patient? Discover Biblical wisdom for cultivating patience in your life and find the blessings that come through waiting on God.

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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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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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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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A Bad Attitude is the True Disability
Deb Koster

A Bad Attitude is the True Disability

February 17, 2014 • Deb Koster

Are you stuck in negative thinking? Consider this Biblical wisdom to transform your thinking and help you overcome the destructive power of negativity.

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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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