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Finding Belonging
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Finding Belonging

March 7, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Where do you feel a sense of belonging? Consider God's promises in scripture to discover your identity as a beloved child of God enfolded into his family.

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Signs Your Relationship has Become Unhealthy
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Signs Your Relationship has Become Unhealthy

February 21, 2021 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you wondering if your relationship is becoming toxic? Consider these signs to discern whether your relationship has become something unhealthy.

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6 Steps for Avoiding Toxic Dating Relationships
Laura Goossens, LCSW

6 Steps for Avoiding Toxic Dating Relationships

January 20, 2021 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Do you find yourself gravitating toward unhealthy relationships? Consider the steps that you can take to avoid stepping into a toxic dating relationship.

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Dear Emmanuel, I Feel so Lonely
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Dear Emmanuel, I Feel so Lonely

December 23, 2020 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Are you struggling with feelings of isolation and loneliness? Find comfort in our Immanuel God who loves us and came to earth to make his dwelling with us.

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How do I know if this is who God wants me to marry?
Laura Goossens, LCSW

How do I know if this is who God wants me to marry?

November 24, 2020 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

How do you know if the person you are dating is the one God wants you to marry? Consider these important qualifications before stepping into marriage.

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Am I Drinking Too Much Alcohol?
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Am I Drinking Too Much Alcohol?

November 18, 2020 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you concerned about how much alcohol you or someone you love is drinking? Consider God's leading and explore the role that alcohol has in your life.

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How Do I Forgive
Lynne Scherschel, MS, LMFT

How Do I Forgive

November 11, 2020 • Lynne Scherschel, MS, LMFT

Forgiving those who have hurt you can be difficult. We want to forgive someone, but we don't know how. Check out this Biblical wisdom for forgiving others.

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How do I find peace in a fractured friendship?
Laura Goossens, LCSW

How do I find peace in a fractured friendship?

November 8, 2020 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you feeling stressed about your broken relationships? Discover peace and healing by owning your contribution and choosing a path of forgiveness.

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Battling Isolation and Loneliness During a Pandemic
Aneece Alicea,  MA, LMHC

Battling Isolation and Loneliness During a Pandemic

October 25, 2020 • Aneece Alicea, MA, LMHC

Has the Coronavirus pandemic left you feeling lonely and isolated? Recognize the at risk groups and learn how God invites us to connect in community.

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Set Aside Anxiety By Practicing Radical Acceptance
Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Set Aside Anxiety By Practicing Radical Acceptance

September 27, 2020 • Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Feeling frustrated with your life? Find peace in acknowledging your current experience to consistently and compassionately return your attention to God.

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Devotions

How We Communicate Has Consequences
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How We Communicate Has Consequences

July 30, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Struggling to communicate with your family? Consider this Biblical wisdom for establishing healthy boundaries to create loving communication in your home.

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Seeking God First in Courtship
Rev. Deb Koster

Seeking God First in Courtship

June 11, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Has your dating relationship become more important than God? Consider Biblical wisdom for keeping your priorities aligned so that God is sought first.

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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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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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