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Is it okay for my child to explore other faith traditions?
Joella Ranaivoson

Is it okay for my child to explore other faith traditions?

July 28, 2021 • Joella Ranaivoson

Are you worried about your children being curious about other faith traditions? Learn how you can support your kids and guide them to encounter God.

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

Teaching Our Children to Adore God

July 25, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How can you guide your children to worship God? Help your children to identify God's attributes and make adoration a part of their everyday prayer life.

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Teaching the Importance of Confession
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Teaching the Importance of Confession

July 14, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you wonder how to teach your children how to ask God for forgiveness? Discover the gift of confession to connect with God in prayer and find healing.

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How Do I Cope with The Shame of My Child's Choices?
Joella Ranaivoson

How Do I Cope with The Shame of My Child's Choices?

July 7, 2021 • Joella Ranaivoson

Are you feeling shame over the choices your children are making? Take a fresh look and explore how you can be supportive as well as differentiated

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Why Mentoring Matters
Rev. Jason Ruis

Why Mentoring Matters

June 27, 2021 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Do you wonder about the benefits of mentoring? Explore scripture to see why mentoring is critical for growing faith and establishing healthy communities.

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Helping Kids Discover Their Gifts
Kim Sullivan

Helping Kids Discover Their Gifts

June 16, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

Do you wonder how to encourage your children to discover their gifts? Discover how to guide your children to see the gifts that God has given to them.

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Parenting With the Grain
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Parenting With the Grain

June 13, 2021 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Do you struggle with understanding your child? Find healthy advice on how you can become aware of your child's needs and your own desires for their life.

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Finding God in the Garden
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Finding God in the Garden

June 2, 2021 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Struggling to get couch potatoes outside into the sunshine? Consider the blessing of a family garden to invite the family to delight in God's creation.

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Learning to Care for God's World
Rev. Deb Koster

Learning to Care for God's World

May 30, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster

How can you engage your families in caring for creation? Discover your place in this world and the role that God calls us to play in caring for our world.

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Building God's Kingdom Through Mundane Parenting Tasks
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Building God's Kingdom Through Mundane Parenting Tasks

May 26, 2021 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Some parenting tasks can feel never ending and you wonder if you are making a difference. Be inspired to see how each act of caring builds God's kingdom.

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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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