Recent Articles

How Do I Leave My Parents?
Dr. Robert Ritzema

How Do I Leave My Parents?

May 18, 2022 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Having difficulty separating yourself from your parents? Check out this Biblical wisdom on creating healthy relationships through granting independence.

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When a Friendship Ends
Joella Ranaivoson

When a Friendship Ends

May 15, 2022 • Joella Ranaivoson

How should you navigate the end of a friendship? Consider the role that friendships play in our lives and learn how to end a relationship with grace.

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Balancing Technology Use
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Balancing Technology Use

May 11, 2022 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Looking for guidance on how to limit your children's use of technology? Discover a Christian approach to help your children to use technology responsibly.

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Establishing Healthy Screen-Time Habits For Children
Jean Holthaus, LMSW, LISW

Establishing Healthy Screen-Time Habits For Children

May 8, 2022 • Jean Holthaus, LMSW, LISW

Are you struggling to manage the electronic devices in your household? Consider how you can model wisdom and guide your children to use technology wisely.

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Praying Together, for Each Other, and For Those We Love: Encouraging articles from Family Fire
Christopher Hunt

Praying Together, for Each Other, and For Those We Love: Encouraging articles from Family Fire

May 6, 2022 • Christopher Hunt

Praying together connects us to God and blesses our relationships with spiritual intimacy.

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A Mother's Hands
Kim Sullivan

A Mother's Hands

May 4, 2022 • Kim Sullivan

This Mother’s Day, think about the many hands of women who have cared for and inspired you. Discover what the Bible says about the blessing of mothers.

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Balancing the Mother Load
Rev. Deb Koster

Balancing the Mother Load

May 1, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your role as a mom? Learn how you can set down your load at God's feet and be equipped with God's strength as you parent.

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Building an Intimate Marriage
Rev. Deb Koster

Building an Intimate Marriage

April 27, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Intimacy is fueled by everyday acts of investing in one another's lives. Discover ways to invest in deepening your relationship by cultivating intimacy.

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What is Marriage?
Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

What is Marriage?

April 24, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Is marriage a sacrament, contract, or a covenant? Discover how God views marriage and how you can establish your relationship on a godly foundation.

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Kingdom Building Practices of the Early Church
Rev. Deb Koster

Kingdom Building Practices of the Early Church

April 19, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Wonder why the early church was successful? Discover practices that guided the church and see how they are still significant for vital faith community.

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The Spirit's Fire for Your Family
Kim Sullivan

The Spirit's Fire for Your Family

April 17, 2022 • Kim Sullivan

Fire has characteristics which benefit our faith. Discover how the imagery of fire can transform how we live as people who are fueled by the Holy Spirit.

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Living Our Easter Identity: How Christ's Death and Resurrection Changes Us
Kim Sullivan

Living Our Easter Identity: How Christ's Death and Resurrection Changes Us

April 13, 2022 • Kim Sullivan

Christ's death and resurrection may seem like a distant event without relevance for us. Consider how these pivotal events guide our lives and transform us.

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Recent Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Rev. Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Psalm 19:12-14

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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How We Communicate Has Consequences
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How We Communicate Has Consequences

July 30, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Proverbs 15:1-4

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

Matthew 6: 25-34

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

James 3:1-12

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
Rev. Deb Koster

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience

May 11, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Psalm 25:1-5

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
Rev. Deb Koster

Putting Aside Idolatry

April 27, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Jonah 2:1-9

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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