20
Oct
2014
family matters, grace based parenting, pinterest, fall crafts, leaves, pumpkins, pumpkin spice

  Can you feel it? Can you see it? Can you taste it?   For some of you, Fall is definitely in the air! {Based out of Arizona has its advantages, but our “Fall” is 80 degrees…and somehow we still pull out the tall boots and scarves!}   We thought it would be fun to […]

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17
Oct
2014

In Broad Daylight

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burglary, safe kids, strong kids, reckless parenting, grace based parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Edy Sutherland

  They carefully selected, preyed, and executed robbery of our home in broad daylight. All of our neighbors were home at 1 o’clock in the afternoon on a Wednesday. Evil waited. As my adjoining backyard neighbors drove away, the gig was on. Opening the unlocked gate, the burglars jumped the block wall to access our […]

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16
Oct
2014

Talking to Your Kids about Cancer

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cancer, family matters, grace based parenting, talking to your kids about cancer, Dr. Tim Kimmel

{Originally published in 2011}   Part of our job, as parents, is to teach our children a multitude of things.  We help them learn how to tie their shoes, write their name and ride a bicycle.  We help them to navigate social settings and make new friends.  The dual role of parent/teacher is often a […]

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15
Oct
2014

I Believe…I Do

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Faith, trust, grace based parenting, family matters, dr. tim kimmel, sue birdseye

  Several years ago if you’d asked me what passage in the Bible most spoke to me, I’d have said Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will […]

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14
Oct
2014

School Choice

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school choice

{originally published in 2012}   I’d like you to meet two teenagers: Jerome and Claudia. If you were to try to evaluate their spiritual character by doing an external assessment of them, you wouldn’t be able to detect a lot of what is going on inside of them. In fact, it’s a standard mistake to […]

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13
Oct
2014

Changing Our Kids

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Changing our kids, Holy Spirit, Grace based parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters

  “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”  2 Corinthians 5:17   Does your child have any attitudes or behaviors that you’d like to see changed? How about in yourself? Whether your mental list has one thing or one hundred, we […]

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10
Oct
2014

When Does Your Son Become A Man

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son becomes a man

{originally published in 2012}   This is the million-dollar question for our current generation of American boys.  They are wandering, looking for any possible way to get a firm answer so they can begin the next chapter of their lives.  Unfortunately, many of them will never get the answer they are looking for, so they […]

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09
Oct
2014

I Am a New Mom

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babyfoot

{originally posted in 2012}   I am a new mom. No, I’m not a first time mom, but I am a new mom. When I had my first child, I decided she was a low down, manipulative, selfish brat. If you can imagine, at  3 weeks old she cried when she wanted to eat! The nerve. […]

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depression, anxiety, true greatness, family matters, dr. tim kimmel

  Let’s be honest: parenting is hard. Parenting a child with special needs is really hard. And when your special needs child has mental illness, it can be flat out daunting.   This isn’t about comparison – it’s about compassion. If you are a parent with a mentally ill child, or you are close to […]

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07
Oct
2014

Be the Grace

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Be The Grace, Grace Based Parenting, Grace Filled Marriage, Family Matters, Jenny Gillespie, Grace, Breast Cancer, Grandmother

  {originally published in 2013} Her little giggle, her feisty spirit and her love for her family – these are the things I remember most about my grandma. Although her last months were filled with pain, suffering and sickness, her love and grace is still what remains strongest in my memories of her. My grandmother, Lyle […]

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