Middle School


Family Relationships During the Corona Virus

Family Relationships During the Corona Virus

by Pastor Craig Maart At the time of writing this article, we are on day 34 of the mandated shutdown and social distancing. The stress on families this has caused cannot be understated. As I have talked with middle school leaders, they are telling me some of their students are saying, “It’s not going very well at our house” or “dad and mom are losing...

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Anger

Anger

Anger By Pastor Craig Anger is a second response. That means when a person is angry, it’s because something happened which caused the response of anger. There are so many ways I could take this article, but I want to focus on helping parents understand anger in their kids. Anger is all too common in people today, so we need to help our kids develop...

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Students and Depression

Students and Depression

Students and Depression By Pastor Nick Depression can be defined as feelings of dejection and hopelessness that typically last for more than two weeks. A study released in 2019 showed that the rates of teen suicide and depression have drastically increased from 2007 to 2017. According to a nationwide poll by the University of Michigan, one third of parents believe that they have at least...

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Spiritual Checkup

Spiritual Checkup

by Pastor Craig The presents have been exchanged and opened, the parties were rocked, the food was eaten, and the church services were experienced. I hope you had a great Christmas season for 2019 and your family benefitted from the extra time together. As we enter 2020, we get the fresh opportunity to make the time to spiritually access where we are with God and...

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Making the Time

Making the Time

Making the Time As we approach the holiday season it seems we become busier. There are parties, school concerts, family gatherings, hanging of lights and decorations, performances, and our normal schedules still exist. Have you ever had the thought, “if I can just make it through to the New Year then I can breathe?” For many of us this time of year can feel like...

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