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Not What We Dreamed
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Not What We Dreamed

August 7, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you facing a scary moment of parenting? Lean into God's faithfulness through the challenges and trust God when things don't match what we dreamed.

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Facing Your Fears
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Facing Your Fears

August 4, 2019 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Is fear keeping you from making the difficult decisions? Pick up your shield of faith and trust God's leading through the valleys to overcome your fears.

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Caring for the Emotional Struggles of Generation Z
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Caring for the Emotional Struggles of Generation Z

July 24, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Each generation faces its own emotional challenges. Discover the emotional challenges faced by generation Z and consider how you can offer support.

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Moving Past the Stigma of Mental Illness
Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Moving Past the Stigma of Mental Illness

July 21, 2019 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Is there stigma surrounding mental health care? Jesus loved people and cured all types of illnesses. Move past the stigma to care for your mental health.

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Self-Care, or Self-Indulgent?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Self-Care, or Self-Indulgent?

June 23, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you practicing good self-care? Follow God's call for Sabbath rest in your life while recognizing the difference between self-care and self-indulgence.

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Releasing Criticism, Teaching Discernment
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Releasing Criticism, Teaching Discernment

June 19, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you have a child who views the world through a critical lens? Consider the ways that you can guide children to foster a healthy thankful perspective.

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Nurturing Faith: Letting Our Children Go
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Nurturing Faith: Letting Our Children Go

June 5, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you allow your children to take risks and have adventures? Consider the Biblical call to set aside fear and follow God's calling on your life.

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Doing Weight God’s Way
Katie DeYoung MA LCPC LMHC

Doing Weight God’s Way

May 1, 2019 • Katie DeYoung MA LCPC LMHC

Do you struggle with weight loss? Seek a God honoring mindset that properly directs our hope, surrenders our results to God, and seeks him in the process.

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Is Bitterness Making You Sick?
Debra Crockett, MSW, LSW

Is Bitterness Making You Sick?

April 28, 2019 • Debra Crockett, MSW, LSW

Do you struggle with bitterness in your life? Consider the roots and challenges associated with bitterness and learn how to find healing for your heart.

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Finding Your Identity
Rev. Deb Koster

Finding Your Identity

April 24, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you searching for your identity through your family tree? Consider God as the source of true identity and discover that you are a beloved child of God.

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Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Rev. Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • Rev. 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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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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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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Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships
Rev. Deb Koster

Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships

March 27, 2014 • Rev. Deb Koster

Looking for Biblical guidance for living in relationships? Paul's parting greeting to the Corinthian church provides a good summary for living together.

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