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Defusing Sibling Rivalry
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Defusing Sibling Rivalry

November 23, 2022 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Does your household struggle with sibling rivalry? Find Biblical wisdom for building unity into your family relationships and bringing peace to your home.

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The Value of Praying the Scriptures
Rev. Deb Koster

The Value of Praying the Scriptures

November 20, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with what to pray? Consider the value of praying the scriptures to invigorate your prayer life and reconnect you back to the heart of God.

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How NOT to Lead A Family - Lessons Learned From the Life of Lot
Kim Sullivan

How NOT to Lead A Family - Lessons Learned From the Life of Lot

November 16, 2022 • Kim Sullivan

Looking for a good example for how to lead your family? The Biblical lessons from the life of Lot will tell exactly what not to do as you lead your family!

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Living into the Authority God Established for Families
Rev. Deb Koster

Living into the Authority God Established for Families

November 13, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you struggling with being in charge of your household? Consider this guidance from scripture to reclaim your authority and bring peace to the home.

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Ways to Involve Your Family in Caring for the Hungry
Kim Sullivan

Ways to Involve Your Family in Caring for the Hungry

September 28, 2022 • Kim Sullivan

Looking for concrete ways to involve your family in caring for those in need? Find practical suggestions for demonstrating God's love to the hungry.

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Engaging Kids in Creation Care
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Engaging Kids in Creation Care

September 25, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Help your kids to engage and enjoy God's world. Be a guide for your children to discover the beauty of creation and learn to be faithful stewards of it.

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Magic Words to Improve Your Relationships
Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Magic Words to Improve Your Relationships

September 11, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

How can you play a role in cultivating a healthy marriage relationship? Consider these helpful phrases for creating a healthy environment in your marriage.

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Whose Homework is This?
Rev. Deb Koster

Whose Homework is This?

September 7, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you have a child who struggles with homework? Consider this wisdom for helping your children learn to claim responsibility for their own work.

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Communicating with College Kids From a Distance
Rev. Deb Koster

Communicating with College Kids From a Distance

September 4, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you find it challenging to communicate with your college child away from home? Consider this wisdom for helping you to navigate conversations from afar.

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Two Obstacles to Raising Resilient Girls
Ellen Duffield

Two Obstacles to Raising Resilient Girls

August 24, 2022 • Ellen Duffield

Are you struggling to help your child cultivate resilience? Consider the two biggest obstacles that get in the way of developing a resilient mindset.

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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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