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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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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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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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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

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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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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A Bad Attitude is the True Disability
Deb Koster

A Bad Attitude is the True Disability

February 17, 2014 • Deb Koster

Are you stuck in negative thinking? Consider this Biblical wisdom to transform your thinking and help you overcome the destructive power of negativity.

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Making Time to Stay Connected
Deb Koster

Making Time to Stay Connected

October 18, 2013 • Deb Koster

Do you feel overwhelmed with life's challenges? Find some encouragement from scripture and discover how God sees you. God takes great delight in you!

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