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Living As People With Squishy Shoes
Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Living As People With Squishy Shoes

January 15, 2023 • Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

How does baptism change us? Learn how baptism transforms us and see what it looks like to live as people whose shoes are squishy with God's abundant grace.

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Family Blessings from the Lord's Prayer
Rev. Deb Koster

Family Blessings from the Lord's Prayer

January 1, 2023 • Rev. Deb Koster

Jesus taught his disciples to pray and he is still teaching us today. The petitions of the Lord's Prayer can be a blessing when applied to our families.

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Adopted Into God's Family
Kim Sullivan

Adopted Into God's Family

December 25, 2022 • Kim Sullivan

Is your family of origin less than ideal? Discover the blessing of being adopted into God's family and find ways to grow deeper in those relationships.

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Finding Joy and Patience Amid Struggles
Kim Sullivan

Finding Joy and Patience Amid Struggles

December 14, 2022 • Kim Sullivan

Are you dealing with difficult struggles in your family life? Discover the gifts that God provides to help us to navigate difficult times in our lives.

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17 Things Spiritually Healthy People Don’t Do
Rev. Deb Koster

17 Things Spiritually Healthy People Don’t Do

August 10, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you want to be spiritually healthy? Consider these 17 behaviors that spiritually healthy people don't don't do to discover how you can become well.

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​Why Worship?
Rev. Deb Koster

​Why Worship?

August 7, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Is it difficult to get the family off to church? Discover why worship matters and find encouragement to draw your family closer to God and to each other.

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The Gift of Sincere Faith
Rev. Jason Ruis

The Gift of Sincere Faith

June 15, 2022 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Do you wonder about the legacy you are leaving for your children? Consider wisdom from scripture to bless your children with the gift of sincere faith.

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Building an Intimate Marriage
Rev. Deb Koster

Building an Intimate Marriage

April 27, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Intimacy is fueled by everyday acts of investing in one another's lives. Discover ways to invest in deepening your relationship by cultivating intimacy.

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Kingdom Building Practices of the Early Church
Rev. Deb Koster

Kingdom Building Practices of the Early Church

April 19, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Wonder why the early church was successful? Discover practices that guided the church and see how they are still significant for vital faith community.

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The Spirit's Fire for Your Family
Kim Sullivan

The Spirit's Fire for Your Family

April 17, 2022 • Kim Sullivan

Fire has characteristics which benefit our faith. Discover how the imagery of fire can transform how we live as people who are fueled by the Holy Spirit.

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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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