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Obtaining a New Mancard: Facing Unemployment
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Obtaining a New Mancard: Facing Unemployment

November 14, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Unemployment can sometimes leave us feeling like a failure and even threaten our sense of worth. Consider how God defines our identity and follow his lead.

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What to do with the Wintertime Blues
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

What to do with the Wintertime Blues

November 11, 2018 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Do you struggle with finding your joy in the wintertime? Discover wisdom for helping you cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder and rediscover joy and hope.

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Confronting our Mortality
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Confronting our Mortality

November 7, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Are you struggling with having to face the reality of death for you or someone you love? Find assurance in scripture for facing death with Christian hope.

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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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Devotions

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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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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A Bad Attitude is the True Disability
Rev. Deb Koster

A Bad Attitude is the True Disability

February 17, 2014 • Rev. 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
Rev. Deb Koster

Making Time to Stay Connected

October 18, 2013 • Rev. 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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