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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bearing One Another's Burdens
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Bearing One Another's Burdens

November 4, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? During This time of global distress, Christians can practice Christ’s love by bearing one another’s burdens.

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In The Ruins…God Sees You
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

In The Ruins…God Sees You

October 14, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you wondering if God knows or cares about your suffering? Discover how God not only sees and cares about our pain, but loves us with an unfailing love.

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The Benefits of Praying Together
Rev. Steven Koster

The Benefits of Praying Together

September 9, 2020 • Rev. Steven Koster

Praying with someone else can often feel uncomfortable. Discover the blessing of praying together and develop spiritual intimacy in your relationship.

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Praying for Your Spouse
Rev. Steven Koster

Praying for Your Spouse

September 6, 2020 • Rev. Steven Koster

Praying with and for our spouse can produce anxiety because it brings a spiritual nakedness. Here are some ideas of how to better pray for your spouse.

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The Power of Praying for One Another
Rev. Deb Koster

The Power of Praying for One Another

June 10, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with praying for others? Prayer is a powerful way for us to bear one another’s burdens. Discover the importance of praying for one another.

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Finding the Blessings in Slowing
Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Finding the Blessings in Slowing

June 7, 2020 • Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Do you get caught in the cultural lies of busyness and achievement? Replacing these lies with God's truth can set us free to live a healthier, joyful life.

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Devotions

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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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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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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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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