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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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I Pray on Christmas
Deb Koster

I Pray on Christmas

December 23, 2017 • Deb Koster

Do you have a favorite Christmas song? Harry Connick Jr, singing "I Pray on Christmas" guides us to see God's compassion for the struggles that we face.

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Choosing Joy over Happiness
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Choosing Joy over Happiness

December 21, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Are you struggling to make everyone happy this Christmas? Consider the value of choosing joy instead of the impossible task of trying to please everyone.

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Holiday Grace
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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Gratitude All Year Long
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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Seven Signs of Unidentified Grief
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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Don’t Believe all Your Thoughts
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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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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