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Learning to Practice Self-Care
Rev. Deb Koster

Learning to Practice Self-Care

November 10, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you feeling depleted, like you are running on empty? Consider the importance of self-care so you can have the abundant life God desires for you.

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4 Tips To Help Families Cope With the Loss of a Pet
Kim Sullivan

4 Tips To Help Families Cope With the Loss of a Pet

October 20, 2019 • Kim Sullivan

Do you know a family that is grieving the loss of a pet? Our God made every living creature and he cares about every tear that we shed in our lives.

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Being Thankful in the Middle of Not Enough
Kim Sullivan

Being Thankful in the Middle of Not Enough

October 9, 2019 • Kim Sullivan

Are you living in a challenging season in which you do not feel very thankful? Look to God as your provider and consider how you can still find gratitude.

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Creating Worship Practices at Home
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Creating Worship Practices at Home

October 2, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you wondering how to guide your family into faith formation practices? Consider establishing routines to guide your family into God's word and prayer.

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Why Is Pornography Destructive?
Rev. Jason Ruis

Why Is Pornography Destructive?

September 22, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Why is viewing pornography destructive? Consider the dehumanization of the person being viewed that dismisses their identity as an image-bearer of God.

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Sharing our Brokenness
Rev. Deb Koster

Sharing our Brokenness

September 3, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Sharing our brokenness can make us uncomfortable, but God uses our testimonies as his witness and as an encouragement to one another in our faith journey.

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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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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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