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Car Ride Conversations
Rev. Jason Ruis

Car Ride Conversations

September 20, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Too rushed for family devotions? Busy parents driving children from one event to another can use their time in the car for discipleship conversations.

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Why Our Words Matter
Rev. Deb Koster

Why Our Words Matter

September 13, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Our words have an impact on others. Explore Biblical wisdom on why our choice of words matters and consider what your words convey to the lives of others.

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The Benefits of Praying Together
Rev. Steven Koster

The Benefits of Praying Together

September 9, 2020 • Rev. Steven Koster

Praying with someone else can often feel uncomfortable. Discover the blessing of praying together and develop spiritual intimacy in your relationship.

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Be the Hero for your Family
Rev. Deb Koster

Be the Hero for your Family

August 12, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Christ modeled an example of what being a hero looks like. Discover how you can be the servant leader in your family by following the example of Jesus!

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Parenting in a Pandemic: Securing Your Own Oxygen Mask First
Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Parenting in a Pandemic: Securing Your Own Oxygen Mask First

July 12, 2020 • Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Are you finding it challenging to parent without support. Consider how you can practice self-care so you have something to offer to your children.

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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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Cultivating a Virtue: Lord Give Me Patience!
Rev. Deb Koster

Cultivating a Virtue: Lord Give Me Patience!

June 28, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with being patient and trusting God? Discover ways that you can become more patient and cultivate this discipline within your family life.

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Placing God First
Rev. Deb Koster

Placing God First

June 17, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Is God first in the life of your family? Prioritize God in the choices that you make each day so that God is honored and worshiped in your family.

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The Power of Praying for One Another
Rev. Deb Koster

The Power of Praying for One Another

June 10, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with praying for others? Prayer is a powerful way for us to bear one another’s burdens. Discover the importance of praying for one another.

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Turning COVID-19 Anxiety into Prayer
Chris Hunt

Turning COVID-19 Anxiety into Prayer

May 31, 2020 • Chris Hunt

Is your family acting anxious or afraid? Model for your children how to turn those emotions into prayer and watch God ease your concerns with thankfulness.

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Devotions

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience
Rev. Deb Koster

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience

May 11, 2015 • Rev. 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
Rev. Deb Koster

Putting Aside Idolatry

April 27, 2015 • Rev. 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
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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Choose Thankfulness
Rev. Deb Koster

Choose Thankfulness

June 11, 2014 • Rev. 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
Rev. Deb Koster

A Bad Attitude is the True Disability

February 17, 2014 • Rev. 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
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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