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In our previous article, we talked about stress. Although one’s genetic makeup may make one vulnerable to depression and anxiety, mental and emotional stress are almost always contributing factors. Stress will sooner or later bring on either depression and/or anxiety. And stress is often self-induced. It is true that situations arise in our lives in […]

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Synod of Dordt Part 6: A Truce

In 1584, the Calvinist Dutch appear to be on the brink of defeat by Philip II of Spain. But during this time, Spain and England had begun to have tensions of their own. Before this, Philip II had been married to Queen Mary of England, who is also called Bloody Mary for her persecution of […]

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Federation Board Update: Nominee Introductions

As another year comes to a close for the Federation Board, we look forward to new members joining the board. This article serves as an introduction to our nominees for Spiritual Advisor, Vice-President, Vice-Treasurer, Vice-Secretary, and Youth Coordinator. Rev. VanOverloop, Brandon Kaptein, Dan Gritters, Katie VanOverloop, and Dan Langerak finish their terms in a few […]

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Discussion Outlines for 2018 YP Convention

Theme Verse: Psalm 73:24, “Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory” I. Guided in Our Relationships 1. Read Ephesians 4:1–13. 2. 1 Timothy 3 talks about the attributes that should be seen in a deacon. This passage does not focus on the personality of a deacon, but rather his […]

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The Daily Press

July 8- Read Ecclesiastes 3 What do you think about the idea of youth pastors? Can they be helpful for connecting with the young people in the congregation? Should we think about having something similar in our churches? We recently had a presentation done for our school by a youth pastor. Someone I was talking […]

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Vivian Hunter Interview (2)

VH: Next I got discharged. No, I never did get a discharge. I was separated from the service. They could call me back at any time. I went home to my family because I’d been gone for all that length of time overseas. I’d made up my mind that I was not going back to […]

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Behold the Musk Ox

You belong to an organization that is much-maligned, despised, and ridiculed. The world takes one look at it and laughs. You are mocked for being a part of it. “You belong to what and it demands what of you?” The persistent and persuasive call to leave is a siren song that many before you have […]

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