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Spiritual Formation: Springing to Life
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Spiritual Formation: Springing to Life

April 16, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Use Springtime to point your children to see the blessing of resurrection as creation awakens from the dormancy of winter and springs to life with rebirth.

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Redefining Success
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Redefining Success

April 9, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

How should Christians measure success? Consider how God defines success and measure your motivation with the standards that God provides us in his word.

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Eradicating Envy
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Eradicating Envy

April 2, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Is envy a struggle that you face? Consider what scripture has to say about greed and envy to gain perspective and begin seeing life in light of eternity.

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Caring for One Another
Deb Koster

Caring for One Another

March 29, 2018 • Deb Koster

Our faith was never meant to be just a private matter. Discover what the Bible says about the blessings that come from caring for one another in community.

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Parenting with Faith: The legacy of discipleship
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Parenting with Faith: The legacy of discipleship

March 8, 2018 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

How can you raise your children to walk in faith? Learn how to cultivate your own relationship with God so you can guide children through discipleship.

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Depression Unveiled from a Christian Perspective
Shawna Sapp, MSW, LCSW

Depression Unveiled from a Christian Perspective

February 26, 2018 • Shawna Sapp, MSW, LCSW

Does someone you love struggle with depression? Discover the truth about depression and see how God provides help for those facing the pain of depression.

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What Are You Giving Up for Lent?
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

February 15, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

How will your family mark the season of Lent? Look for ways that you can make alterations to your faith practice to draw into God's presence during Lent.

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Mentoring Faith in Young People
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Mentoring Faith in Young People

January 8, 2018 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Are you concerned about youth leaving the church and faith? Discover the important role that you can play in mentoring faith in the lives of young people.

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A Brand New Year for Families: How Will You Be Changed?
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

A Brand New Year for Families: How Will You Be Changed?

December 30, 2017 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

What New Years resolutions do you want to make with your family? Follow these valuable steps for creating lasting change that will bless your family.

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Struggle Together: Talking with our Youth about Suicide
Karen Krygsheld, MSW, LCSW

Struggle Together: Talking with our Youth about Suicide

December 30, 2017 • Karen Krygsheld, MSW, LCSW

Suicide can be a challenging topic to talk about with teens. Here are some valuable tips that parents can use to discuss the topic of suicide with teens.

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Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
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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Who Can Tame the Tongue?
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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Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience
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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Putting Aside Idolatry
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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A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness
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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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
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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Choose Thankfulness
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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Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships
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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