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Easter Grace: Seize the Teaching Opportunity
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Easter Grace: Seize the Teaching Opportunity

March 28, 2021 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Easter is a time to share the joy of the resurrection by talking about what Christ has accomplished. Seize the teachable moments to celebrate God's love.

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Battling a Negative Body Image
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Battling a Negative Body Image

March 24, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you know someone who struggles with a negative body image? The standards of the world will discourage us but God is the source of our true beauty.

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Building God's Diverse Kingdom: Talking About Race
Rev. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans

Building God's Diverse Kingdom: Talking About Race

March 21, 2021 • Rev. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans

Are you wondering about how to talk with your children about racial privilege? Consider how you can be an advocate for building God's diverse kingdom.

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How Do I Raise My Child to Embrace Faith?
Rev. Deb Koster

How Do I Raise My Child to Embrace Faith?

March 14, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster

Every Christian parent wants their kids to have a strong and authentic faith, but how do we help them get there? From kids to teens, here's how to help.

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Helping Your Teen Gain Self-Worth
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Helping Your Teen Gain Self-Worth

March 10, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Does your child struggle with self- worth? Parents can encourage their teens to build their identity in Christ rather than upon their own achievements.

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How to Cultivate Family Worship Time
Rev. Deb Koster

How to Cultivate Family Worship Time

February 24, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster

Family worship is an important for healthy families. Consider this wisdom on how to get more intentional about cultivating worship time with your family.

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Six Steps to Inspiring Spiritual Growth in Your Family
Kim Sullivan

Six Steps to Inspiring Spiritual Growth in Your Family

February 17, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

Spiritual growth happens as we cultivate spiritual habits at home. Invest in the spiritual health of your family using faithful guidance from the shema.

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Becoming a Shepherding Parent
Kim Sullivan

Becoming a Shepherding Parent

January 27, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

Parents can learn about leadership from the example of the Good Shepherd. Jesus used the example of shepherding sheep to show us how to care for our flock.

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What’s Your Emotional Bank Balance?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

What’s Your Emotional Bank Balance?

January 10, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you dealing with negativity in your home? Discover how setting an example of affirmation and gratitude can shift your home into a constructive dynamic.

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Be the mirror your child needs
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Be the mirror your child needs

January 3, 2021 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Help your children gain a healthy sense of self. Be the mirror that helps them to see their reflection without distortion and grow into the image of God.

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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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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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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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Tell of His Faithfulness
Rev. Deb Koster

Tell of His Faithfulness

September 8, 2013 • Rev. Deb Koster

We have seen God's faithfulness and our job is to tell that story to others. Tell your story of God's grace and celebrate the faithful deeds of our Lord!

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Jonah: Attitude Check
Rev. Deb Koster

Jonah: Attitude Check

December 18, 2012 • Rev. Deb Koster

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