Spirituality

Articles

Give Yourself the Gift of Kindness
Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Give Yourself the Gift of Kindness

January 13, 2021 • Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Are you ruminating over past regrets? Consider how God invites you to move past the pain and regrets of the past and practice kindness for yourself.

Continue Reading • 4 minute read

Faith Lessons From the Prayers of the Black Church
Rev. Deb Koster

Faith Lessons From the Prayers of the Black Church

January 6, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are life's challenges feeling overwhelming to you? Consider some of the prayer practices from African-American church for dwelling in the moment with God.

Continue Reading • 4 minute read

New Year’s Resolutions Just Don’t Work: How to Make Real Change
Melinda Hammond PsyD LCP

New Year’s Resolutions Just Don’t Work: How to Make Real Change

December 30, 2020 • Melinda Hammond PsyD LCP

Wondering how to make real change in your life? Real change takes more than a resolution. Discover great ways for creating lasting change in your life.

Continue Reading • 3 minute read

What if I Infect a Loved One with COVID?
Laura Goossens, LCSW

What if I Infect a Loved One with COVID?

December 20, 2020 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you anxious about the possibility of infecting someone you love with COVID-19? Name your fears and discern how to best care for one another's needs.

Continue Reading • 7 minute read

Finding Hope
Kim Sullivan

Finding Hope

December 16, 2020 • Kim Sullivan

Are you struggling to find hope in a difficult time? Consider this wisdom from scripture to help you reestablish hope and anchor your life in God's truth.

Continue Reading • 3 minute read

Blue Christmas
Janet Irvine, PsyD

Blue Christmas

December 13, 2020 • Janet Irvine, PsyD

Many suffer bleakness in the Christmas season. Consider how the main characters in the first Christmas felt loneliness, fear, and sadness, but found joy.

Continue Reading • 4 minute read

Help for Forgiving Yourself
Rev. Steven Koster

Help for Forgiving Yourself

December 9, 2020 • Rev. Steven Koster

Are you struggling to forgive yourself for the things you have done? Consider the forgiveness that we have in Jesus and his invitation to offer it freely.

Continue Reading • 3 minute read

Preparing for Christmas in a Pandemic
Rev. Deb Koster

Preparing for Christmas in a Pandemic

December 6, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you struggling to find your Christmas joy amid the pandemic? Focus on God's precious gifts of hope, peace, love, and joy even amid the challenges.

Continue Reading • 3 minute read

Praying Psalms: God's Gift for Sleepless Nights
Rev. Jason Ruis

Praying Psalms: God's Gift for Sleepless Nights

December 2, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Are your anxious thoughts keeping you awake at night? Consider the gifts of the psalms for expressing your anxious thoughts and finding true peace.

Continue Reading • 4 minute read

8 Things Your Kids Will Complain About Now and Thank You for Later
Kim Sullivan

8 Things Your Kids Will Complain About Now and Thank You for Later

November 22, 2020 • Kim Sullivan

What behaviors are important to teach your children to prepare them for adulthood? Discover important skills your children will be grateful they learned!

Continue Reading • 5 minute read

Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Rev. Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you ever say words you regret? Consider what scripture says about our speech and learn to use words with care so that God is glorified in our speech.

Continue Reading • 1 minute read

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.

Continue Reading • 2 minute read

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.

Continue Reading • 2 minute read

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.

Continue Reading • 3 minute read

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.

Continue Reading • 3 minute read

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.

Continue Reading • 3 minute read

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.

Continue Reading • 2 minute read

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.

Continue Reading • 2 minute read

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.

Continue Reading • 2 minute read

 

Subscribe today to get FamilyFire emailed to you each week!