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Help for Forgiving Yourself
Rev. Steven Koster

Help for Forgiving Yourself

December 9, 2020 • Rev. Steven Koster

Are you struggling to forgive yourself for the things you have done? Consider the forgiveness that we have in Jesus and his invitation to offer it freely.

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Spiraling Into Self-Pity
Rev. Jason Ruis

Spiraling Into Self-Pity

November 29, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Are you frustrated with the amount of chores that are falling to you? Consider whether you are engaging in self-pity or practicing sacrificial love.

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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 Unmet Childhood Needs Shape Your Life
Linda Ostlund, MA, LCPC

How Unmet Childhood Needs Shape Your Life

October 11, 2020 • Linda Ostlund, MA, LCPC

Are living with resentment over childhood pain? Don't expect others to meet your emotional needs; change the narrative and trust God's unconditional love.

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Why Our Words Matter
Rev. Deb Koster

Why Our Words Matter

September 13, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Our words have an impact on others. Explore Biblical wisdom on why our choice of words matters and consider what your words convey to the lives of others.

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The Benefits of Praying Together
Rev. Steven Koster

The Benefits of Praying Together

September 9, 2020 • Rev. Steven Koster

Praying with someone else can often feel uncomfortable. Discover the blessing of praying together and develop spiritual intimacy in your relationship.

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Praying for Your Spouse
Rev. Steven Koster

Praying for Your Spouse

September 6, 2020 • Rev. Steven Koster

Praying with and for our spouse can produce anxiety because it brings a spiritual nakedness. Here are some ideas of how to better pray for your spouse.

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Understanding Emotional Abuse
Kelsee Costanza, MS, LPC

Understanding Emotional Abuse

September 2, 2020 • Kelsee Costanza, MS, LPC

Are you wondering if a relationship has become emotionally abusive? Learn to recognize emotional abuse so you can set healthy boundaries and find healing.

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Managing Covid Conversations
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Managing Covid Conversations

August 16, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Has COVID-19 become a source of tension in your relationships? Practice effective listening and speak your truth with love to help preserve relationships.

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Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Rev. Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • Rev. 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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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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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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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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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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