24
Apr
2015
EngineeringGrace

  “Do you think one of us should be out there with them?”, my wife asked with a calm concern in her voice.  “They’ll be fine,” I answered.  “I gave them specific instructions and I’m checking on them from time to time.”  “Ok”, she said, “I’m not going to worry about it then”, and she […]

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groupofkids

We’re back with another Top 10 List from Raising Kids for True Greatness.  If you’ve missed our other Top 10 Lists be sure to go back and read them as they are full of great wisdom and insight. Without further ado… The Top 10 List for this week is … Top 10 Ways to Teach Your Teenagers […]

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22
Apr
2015

Building Heart Muscle Memory

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Grace Based Parenting, Family matters, Edy Sutherland

  When your brain has been trained through repetitive practice to carry out a process like playing a song on the piano, you have developed what is known as muscle memory.   Your fingers play the song from procedural memory.   My family recently traveled to Mexico to build a home with 1Mission. We’re seeking […]

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Free Range Kids, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Kimmel

  This weekend, I let my two daughters, age 12 and (almost) 11 ride their bikes to the park by themselves. They had a predetermined time they needed to be home and a watch. They don’t have a cell phone but we only live 2 blocks from the park. They were gone an hour and […]

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20
Apr
2015

Target Shooting for Teens

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Family Matters, Grace based parenting, college bound

  My oldest has embarked on the final quarter of his junior year.  What naturally accompanies this season is the swirl of activities surrounding ACT and SAT prep, college admissions presentations, and almost every adult in his life asking him about his plans after graduation.  He attends a really good public high school full of […]

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17
Apr
2015

Mama Needs Grace

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Grace Based Parenting, Ivy Weesner, Family Matters, Special Needs Parenting, Grace

  Anytime we talk about grace-based parenting we, or maybe just I, think of the grace we need to extend to our babies…and we’re right. But I’m learning these days specifically about the grace I need to give myself for the sake of my babies. And the grace they’ve been given the opportunity to give […]

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16
Apr
2015

All Grace Abounding

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Take a walk through most any bookstore, be it a Christian based store or a secular one, and you will see that parenting books are like opinions – everyone has one.  Some are full of great wisdom, and some are full of practical application, but seldom do the 2 mix in 1 work.  Grace Based […]

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15
Apr
2015

Change Your Stars

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Change Your Stars, Family matters, Jason Wood, Grace Based parenting, Dr Tim Kimmel

  You know those movies that you can watch over and over again? When you’re surfing the channels and it comes up you tend to linger and stay and watch the rest of it.  One such movie for me is A Knight’s Tale. A peasant thatcher sends his son away to be a servant to […]

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14
Apr
2015

Springtime Fun :: Pinterest Style

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Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Spring, Pinterest

Who is ready for some fun spring-time family activities?! Yes, you? We thought so.   If you haven’t visited our Pinterest page yet, check it out here with all our boards.  More specifically for Family Activites is our Family Fun-ness Board!  You’ll find some new additions, like:   Spring Time Treats Spring Cleaning Ideas Outdoor […]

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13
Apr
2015
Laura Petherbridge, Family Matters, Divorce

  “My father is seventy and it’s as though he is reliving adolescence,” the daughter shared. “Last month he purchased a new red convertible sports car, and this week he told my mom he doesn’t want to be married anymore. My siblings and I are in shock. We threw them a big party last year […]

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