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Exploring Spiritual Disciplines
Rev. Deb Koster

Exploring Spiritual Disciplines

February 1, 2023 • Rev. Deb Koster

Looking for ideas for you and your family to connect to God? Explore a variety of spiritual disciplines to discern what works best for you and your family.

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Spiritual Disciplines for Family Life
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Spiritual Disciplines for Family Life

January 29, 2023 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Wondering how you can help your children to grow in faith? Incorporate these spiritual disciplines so that children deepen their relationship with Jesus.

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Building Faith Around God's Table
Rev. Deb Koster

Building Faith Around God's Table

January 18, 2023 • Rev. Deb Koster

Wonder how to help your children engage with the Lord's Supper? Consider how these essential truths can help children appreciate communion's significance.

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Teaching Children to Pray Expectantly
Kim Sullivan

Teaching Children to Pray Expectantly

January 4, 2023 • Kim Sullivan

Do you want to raise children who pray expectantly to God? Consider this wisdom from scripture to help your children cultivate an expectant prayer life.

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Teaching our Children How to Respond to the Voice of God
Rev. Deb Koster

Teaching our Children How to Respond to the Voice of God

December 28, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you want your children to be receptive to God's voice in their life? Consider this Biblical wisdom to teach your children to respond to God's calling.

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Finding Immanuel: Our God Who Longs to Draw Close
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Finding Immanuel: Our God Who Longs to Draw Close

December 11, 2022 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How can you describe to a child the nature of God? Consider the wisdom of scripture for pointing us to a God who chooses to dwell with us in love.

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The Gift of God’s Word
Rev. Jason Ruis

The Gift of God’s Word

November 28, 2022 • Rev. Jason Ruis

The most valuable gift that you can give your children is the gift of God's word. Discover why it is important and learn how to share it with your family.

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The Value of Praying the Scriptures
Rev. Deb Koster

The Value of Praying the Scriptures

November 20, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with what to pray? Consider the value of praying the scriptures to invigorate your prayer life and reconnect you back to the heart of God.

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Whose Homework is This?
Rev. Deb Koster

Whose Homework is This?

September 7, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you have a child who struggles with homework? Consider this wisdom for helping your children learn to claim responsibility for their own work.

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How to Raise Resilient Girls
Ellen Duffield

How to Raise Resilient Girls

August 21, 2022 • Ellen Duffield

How do you guide your daughters to be resilient in the face life's obstacles? Explore the role that you play as a parent in creating a resilient mindset.

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Devotions

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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A Bad Attitude is the True Disability
Rev. Deb Koster

A Bad Attitude is the True Disability

February 17, 2014 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you stuck in negative thinking? Consider this Biblical wisdom to transform your thinking and help you overcome the destructive power of negativity.

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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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