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A Broken and Imperfect Fellowship
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

A Broken and Imperfect Fellowship

October 7, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

God designed us for fellowship. Discover the blessing of being vulnerable with one another as brothers and sisters in community.

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Rejoice in the Lord Always? O Boy...
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Rejoice in the Lord Always? O Boy...

September 30, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Are you joyful amid your struggles? Consider God's command to rejoice in the Lord and discover how you can find God's peace and joy in all circumstances.

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Finding Peace Amid Pain
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Finding Peace Amid Pain

September 16, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with chronic pain or illness? Discover how God can work through your suffering and ultimately lead you to a place of peace even amid pain.

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When an Adult Child is Mentally Ill : Dos and Don'ts of Responding
Dr. Robert Ritzema

When an Adult Child is Mentally Ill : Dos and Don'ts of Responding

August 29, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Are you struggling with how to respond to an adult child diagnosed with a mental illness? Discover wisdom for how best to support and encourage them.

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When an Adult Child is Mentally Ill: Handling Feelings
Dr. Robert Ritzema

When an Adult Child is Mentally Ill: Handling Feelings

August 26, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Mental illness in the family is challenging. Here are pointers for dealing with mental, emotional, or substance-use problems that occur within the family.

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How to Help a Grieving Child
Mimi Larson

How to Help a Grieving Child

August 22, 2018 • Mimi Larson

Do you know a child who is grieving a loss? Lean into the relationship to help them to grieve the loss and find comfort for navigating the pain of life.

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Moving the Body to Heal the Mind
Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Moving the Body to Heal the Mind

August 15, 2018 • Kim Pronoitis, MA, LCPC

Are you or a friend struggling with mental health concerns? Consider exercise as an important way to care for your body and bring healing to your mind.

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Surviving and Thriving after Mid-Life
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Surviving and Thriving after Mid-Life

August 12, 2018 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Are you facing a mid-life crisis? God's word gives our lives perspective as he gives us gifts and opportunities to serve him and advance his kingdom.

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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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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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