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Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Holiday Grace

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.

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Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Gratitude All Year Long

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.

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Anne Mirza, MSW, LCSW

Seven Signs of Unidentified Grief

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.

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Gregory Rodriguez, MA, LCPC

Don’t Believe all Your Thoughts

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.

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Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Body, Mind, and Spirit all Work Together: Self-Care and Stress-Busters!

November 6, 2017 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Follow God's leading to get your body, mind, and spirit all work together to be your healthiest self.

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Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Living with Self-Doubt

November 2, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you find yourself caught up in self-doubt? Consider this wisdom from God's word to help you navigate your doubts and lean on God's plan for strength.

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Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

You are Not Alone: Living with Bipolar Mental Illness

October 30, 2017 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Living with bipolar in the family is challenging. We follow Jesus' example of caring for suffering people and seeing mental illness like any other illness.

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Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Learning Forgiveness from the Psalmist

October 16, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

The Psalms give voice to feelings of pain and regret. In Psalm 6 we discover the richness of God's forgiveness which invites us to move from worry to joy.

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Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Drinking from the Well of God

October 12, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Struggling to part with sinful habits? Explore the wisdom of Psalm 1 to name the sinfulness that draws us and opt instead to drink deep from God's word.

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Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Choosing Gratitude

October 9, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Sometimes finding and giving gratitude can be a struggle. As people created to give thanks, choose to let gratitude flow from your heart.

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Devotions

Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

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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Jason Ruis

Who Can Tame the Tongue?

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deb Koster

Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships

March 27, 2014 • 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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