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Healing Binge Eating: A Journey Toward Wholeness
Jessica A. Parks, MSW, LCSW

Healing Binge Eating: A Journey Toward Wholeness

March 25, 2020 • Jessica A. Parks, MSW, LCSW

Has binge eating become out of control for someone you love? Identify the markers for the illness and discover healing and help for treating this illness.

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Owning Our Helplessness
Rev. Jason Ruis

Owning Our Helplessness

March 4, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Are you feeling helpless about the challenges you face in life? Assume a humble posture and consider how God is still at work even when you feel helpless.

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Helping Our Children Mature
Rev. Jason Ruis

Helping Our Children Mature

March 1, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Do you wonder if your children are going to mature? Listen well and get intentional about sharing your wisdom and leading your children to discipleship.

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Moving Past Regret
Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Moving Past Regret

February 26, 2020 • Kathy Krentkowski, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Are weighed down with regret? Consider how God can use our emotions to draw us to himself and transform our personal character to reflect more of Jesus.

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What Should I Do When Shame and Guilt Consume Me?
Katie DeYoung MA LCPC LMHC

What Should I Do When Shame and Guilt Consume Me?

February 23, 2020 • Katie DeYoung MA LCPC LMHC

Are you feeling weighed down with shame and guilt? Consider God's leading to experience forgiveness and find healthier ways to handle negative emotions.

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Moving Past Conflict to Find Unity
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Moving Past Conflict to Find Unity

February 16, 2020 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Are you struggling with how to maintain unity amid conflict with others? Discover how God weaves together his diverse family to create his unified church.

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What Could You Gain from Counseling?
Rev. Deb Koster

What Could You Gain from Counseling?

February 5, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you wonder if counseling could be worthwhile? Consider the blessings that come from including trained professionals in your emotional processing.

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Facing Financial Challenges
Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Facing Financial Challenges

February 2, 2020 • Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Are you facing a stressful financial reality? Consider how God is at work even in the lean seasons providing for us and teaching us to trust in his care.

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How Can I Glorify God in the Gutters of Life
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How Can I Glorify God in the Gutters of Life

January 29, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you struggle with having to do mundane tasks? Consider how you can follow the example of Jesus and bring him glory even through life's messy chores.

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Becoming Part of a New Church Family
Kim Sullivan

Becoming Part of a New Church Family

January 15, 2020 • Kim Sullivan

Are you struggling with how to connect in a new church? Discover the importance of taking initiative and investing in ministry to build your community.

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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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