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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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5 Ways to Keep Your Sanity this Summer
Kim Sullivan

5 Ways to Keep Your Sanity this Summer

May 5, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

Looking for ideas to keep your sanity during the summer while school is out? Consider these ideas for adding some structure and fun to your summer months.

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How Should I fill Unstructured Time?
Dr. Robert Ritzema

How Should I fill Unstructured Time?

December 27, 2020 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Wondering how to best use your unstructured time? Consider the options God provides so you can choose what is beneficial and guide others to choose wisely.

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Grand Parenting Little Ones in a Pandemic: Staying Connected
Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Grand Parenting Little Ones in a Pandemic: Staying Connected

August 2, 2020 • Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Are you struggling with how to stay connected to your grandchildren from a distance? Consider these great ways to stay connected and build relationships.

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Stuck Inside? Make the Most of Your Unexpected Family Time
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Stuck Inside? Make the Most of Your Unexpected Family Time

March 22, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Are you wondering how to navigate being sequestered at home with your family? Shift your focus from fear to faith with our helpful free resources.

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Taking A Stand With Youth Sports
Rev. Jason Ruis

Taking A Stand With Youth Sports

September 18, 2019 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Will you choose worship or sports on Sunday morning? Thoughtfully choose a God-glorifying position when seeking to balance youth sports and church life.

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Helping Your Child Learn through Play
Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Helping Your Child Learn through Play

July 31, 2019 • Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Play is the means by which children explore their world and make sense of the events in their lives. Help your children do the important work of playing.

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Choosing Inexpensive Summer Fun
Aneece Alicea,  MA, LMHC

Choosing Inexpensive Summer Fun

July 28, 2019 • Aneece Alicea, MA, LMHC

Are you wanting to make the most of your summer on a limited budget? Consider these inexpensive ideas for creating memorable time together as a family.

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Parenting Avengers: Endgame Style
Rev. Deb Koster

Parenting Avengers: Endgame Style

May 19, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Did you appreciate the family dynamics in the Avengers: Endgame? Explore how the parenting theology of the movie aligns with a biblical perspective.

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Devotions

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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Christian Parenting at the Dinner Table
Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Christian Parenting at the Dinner Table

February 11, 2014 • Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Do you struggle finding time to sit together around the dinner table? Discover the blessings that come from time spent together as family with God's word.

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Making Time to Stay Connected
Rev. Deb Koster

Making Time to Stay Connected

October 18, 2013 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you feel overwhelmed with life's challenges? Find some encouragement from scripture and discover how God sees you. God takes great delight in you!

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