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Summer Goals: Time to Focus
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Summer Goals: Time to Focus

June 21, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How could you use the unstructured days of summer to foster learning in your family? Explore ways that you can get intentional about growing spiritually.

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Cultivating Our Kids
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Cultivating Our Kids

June 18, 2018 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Gardening and parenting share a lot in common. Looking at John 15 we can see how God the Father tends us like a gardener and models parenting for us.

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Praying With Your Children
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Praying With Your Children

June 14, 2018 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Wondering how to use the wasted in-between moments in your day? Seize these opportunities to pray with your children to build faith and nurture community.

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I Didn’t Sign Up For This
Matthew Potter, MEd, LCPC

I Didn’t Sign Up For This

June 7, 2018 • Matthew Potter, MEd, LCPC

Are you struggling with life's detours? Life is not a direct and even course, expect that there will be detours but know God walks through them with you.

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The Life that Could Have Been: Walking Through Miscarriage
Karen Krygsheld, MSW, LCSW

The Life that Could Have Been: Walking Through Miscarriage

May 31, 2018 • Karen Krygsheld, MSW, LCSW

Has someone you love experienced a miscarriage? Consider how you can come alongside those who have experienced loss and support them as they grieve.

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Reconciling My Impatience with God
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Reconciling My Impatience with God

May 28, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with feeling that God is distant? Consider the wisdom of the psalmist for drawing close to God and being reminded of God's faithfulness.

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Follow God's Call to Mentor
Deb Koster

Follow God's Call to Mentor

May 24, 2018 • Deb Koster

How might God be calling you to step into the lives of others? Look around and see who God has placed in your life to encourage in faith and discipleship.

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Finding a Healthy Self-Image
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Finding a Healthy Self-Image

May 21, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with a negative body image? Consider the wisdom of Psalm 139 to discover your God-given identity and begin to see yourself as God does.

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Finding Hope Amid Suffering
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Finding Hope Amid Suffering

May 7, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Are you struggling with suffering in your life? Consider the wisdom found in Psalm 71 for recognizing God's presence and finding peace and hope amid pain.

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Choosing Sabbath Rest
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Choosing Sabbath Rest

April 23, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Does your life feel exhausting? Consider Jesus call in Matthew 11 to come with your weariness, put aside your busyness, and find rest in his presence.

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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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