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Exploring Spiritual Disciplines
Rev. Deb Koster

Exploring Spiritual Disciplines

February 1, 2023 • Rev. Deb Koster

Looking for ideas for you and your family to connect to God? Explore a variety of spiritual disciplines to discern what works best for you and your family.

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Spiritual Disciplines for Family Life
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Spiritual Disciplines for Family Life

January 29, 2023 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Wondering how you can help your children to grow in faith? Incorporate these spiritual disciplines so that children deepen their relationship with Jesus.

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Helping Children Navigate Social Media Anxiety
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Helping Children Navigate Social Media Anxiety

January 25, 2023 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Social media can contribute to our children's anxiety. Learn how to be an effective gatekeeper for helping your children discern how to use media well.

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Addressing Common Childhood Worries
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Addressing Common Childhood Worries

January 22, 2023 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you wondering how to care for your children as they deal with anxiety? Learn how you can help children navigate the common anxieties of childhood.

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Building Faith Around God's Table
Rev. Deb Koster

Building Faith Around God's Table

January 18, 2023 • Rev. Deb Koster

Wonder how to help your children engage with the Lord's Supper? Consider how these essential truths can help children appreciate communion's significance.

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Teaching Children to Pray Expectantly
Kim Sullivan

Teaching Children to Pray Expectantly

January 4, 2023 • Kim Sullivan

Do you want to raise children who pray expectantly to God? Consider this wisdom from scripture to help your children cultivate an expectant prayer life.

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Teaching our Children How to Respond to the Voice of God
Rev. Deb Koster

Teaching our Children How to Respond to the Voice of God

December 28, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you want your children to be receptive to God's voice in their life? Consider this Biblical wisdom to teach your children to respond to God's calling.

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The Best Present is Presence
Dr. Robert Ritzema

The Best Present is Presence

December 18, 2022 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Are you struggling with what to get your family for Christmas? Consider the value of giving your time and attention as something that is of greatest value.

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Finding Immanuel: Our God Who Longs to Draw Close
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Finding Immanuel: Our God Who Longs to Draw Close

December 11, 2022 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How can you describe to a child the nature of God? Consider the wisdom of scripture for pointing us to a God who chooses to dwell with us in love.

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Encountering the Prince of Peace
Rev. Deb Koster

Encountering the Prince of Peace

December 7, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you struggling to find God's peace during the holiday season? Explore these three challenges from scripture to help you encounter the Prince of Peace.

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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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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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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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