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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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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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Creating a Healthy Work Ethic
Kim Sullivan

Creating a Healthy Work Ethic

May 23, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

How do we convey a healthy work ethic to our children? Discover great guidelines for how Christians can respond to the work that God has given to them.

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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 Could My Family Benefit from Putting Kids to Bed Early?
Laura Goossens, LCSW

How Could My Family Benefit from Putting Kids to Bed Early?

May 2, 2021 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you wondering whether you should create an earlier bedtime for your kids? Consider the benefits that come from establishing good patterns of rest.

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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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