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December 11, 2017 • Aneece Alicea
The holidays can add stress to the already busy life of parenting children. Make wise choices to help your family experience God's peace this Christmas.
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December 7, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude
Overwhelmed with holiday gift giving and trying to reciprocate? The gift of God's love can never be measured in things, but in grace and relationship.
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December 4, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude
It can be challenging establishing new holiday traditions. Consider the importance of setting aside your own interests to look to the interest of others.
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November 30, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude
Do the holidays rob you of your joy? Consider how you can harness your frustrations and rediscover joy by clothing yourself in the fruit of the Spirit.
November 27, 2017 • Deb Koster
Are you overwhelmed with challenges? Are you wishing for a more joyful life? Consider Christ's example and follow his lead for embracing a joy-filled life.
November 20, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen
How are you preparing for the holidays? Evaluate your priorities that you focus on, and look for ways to cultivate faith and point your family to God.
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November 20, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra
Is your life lacking gratitude? Make gratitude a life style instead of a yearly holiday by learning to recognize blessings and express thankfulness to God.
November 16, 2017 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra
Do you find yourself locked in conflict? When we pay attention to our posture as much as our position, we are able to resolve conflict more effectively.
November 13, 2017 • Anne Mirza, MSW, LCSW
Neglecting to grieve the losses in our lives can create additional challenges. Acknowledging and processing grief is an important step toward healing.
November 9, 2017 • Gregory Rodriguez, MA, LCPC
Research shows unhealthy thoughts can negatively affect health so it is important to examine our thoughts and replace any false thoughts with God’s truth.
August 13, 2015 • Deb Koster
Do you ever say words you regret? Consider what scripture says about our speech and learn to use words with care so that God is glorified in our speech.
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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.
June 11, 2015 • Deb Koster
Has your dating relationship become more important than God? Consider Biblical wisdom for keeping your priorities aligned so that God is sought first.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.