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Living Daily in Gratitude
Kim Sullivan

Living Daily in Gratitude

November 21, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

Do you struggle with feeling fearful? Learn the blessing of offering thanksgiving to God to drive out your fear and restore joy and peace to your life.

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The Art & Grit of Granting Forgiveness
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

The Art & Grit of Granting Forgiveness

October 20, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Is your relationship struggling? Discover the blessing of forgiveness to restore peace and joy as well as cultivating a deeper intimacy with one another.

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Nurturing Faith by Challenging and Encouraging
Rev. Jason Ruis

Nurturing Faith by Challenging and Encouraging

October 13, 2021 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Struggling to give your children the challenge and encouragement they need? Learn how to support and challenge your children with wisdom from 1 Timothy.

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8 Scripture Promises for Christian Parents
Kim Sullivan

8 Scripture Promises for Christian Parents

October 10, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

We have lots of fears as parents for the physical and spiritual safety of our children. Scripture offers promises to help us navigate our parenting fears.

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Making Scripture the Parenting Authority in Your Home
Kim Sullivan

Making Scripture the Parenting Authority in Your Home

September 8, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

God's word should be the spiritual guide in your home. Check out these practical ways for you to establish God's word as the ruling authority in your home.

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Raising Boys Who Respect Girls
Ellen Duffield

Raising Boys Who Respect Girls

September 5, 2021 • Ellen Duffield

Are you wondering what you can do to raise boys who respect and empower their sisters? Consider what the research data says about how to raise caring sons.

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Nine Conversations to Have With Your College-Bound child.
Rev. Deb Koster

Nine Conversations to Have With Your College-Bound child.

August 18, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster

Wondering how to equip your child for facing the challenges of college life? Try these helpful conversations to prepare your child for new independence.

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Launching College Kids
Kim Sullivan

Launching College Kids

August 15, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

Worried about your child leaving for college? Consider this wisdom from scripture to help equip your child to handle the transition to college life.

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Should Parents Have Favorites?
Joella Ranaivoson

Should Parents Have Favorites?

August 11, 2021 • Joella Ranaivoson

Do you struggle with feeling closer to one child than another? Discover how you can bridge the disconnection and build deeper bonds with your children.

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Teaching Our Children to Ask God
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Teaching Our Children to Ask God

August 4, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How will you guide your children to take their concerns to God? Learn how to foster intentional habits of bringing fears and concerns before God in prayer.

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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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