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22
Apr
2014

I Will Change History!

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Our world is in desperate need of a few parents that will stand up, raise their Braveheart sword and scream… I WILL CHANGE HISTORY!! My friend Melissa has struggled with alcohol for much of her life. Her lowest point was when she was drunk in the middle of the afternoon, passed out while taking care of […]

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06
Mar
2014
Let them be kids

The opportunities for kids’ today are endless… Foreign exchange opportunities in Australia Speed and agility classes College prep classes in 2nd grade Tech camps where your baby can learn to make iPhone apps Gaming design teen camp Enrichment, honors and AP courses for students completing PreK through grade 12 24/7 athletics Advanced instrumentation for the […]

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bullying

I recently saw the newly released documentary, “Bully.” If I’m honest, I was a bit anxious to drag my 13, 12 and 10 year old to see the flick…and I was right to be anxious about it. The movie was raw, emotional, offensive and ungodly…and that’s exactly why you should see it!  The creators of […]

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31DOP_Day29

DAY 29 : MATE  ”Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” – Matthew 19:5  {ESV} When my cousin was a young’en he knelt down by his bed, bowed his head and prayed this simple, heartfelt, life changing prayer… “Now I […]

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31DOP_Day13

DAY 13 : DIVERSITY “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” - Galatians 3:28 {ESV} Do you remember your Sunday School teacher sharing God’s Word on the flannel board?  Do you remember getting a star by your […]

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24
Aug
2012

Discover Your Child’s Heart

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Today is going to be a great day at Family Matters! I have the awesome opportunity to introduce you to another smokin, hot resource from the one and only Dr. Tim Kimmel.  (I’m sure he hates when I intro him this way…but somebody’s gotta keep it a bit ridiculous around here) And NO, they don’t […]

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06
Jun
2012

Be Your Kid’s Hero

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be your kid's hero

The next few months are shaping up to be a blockbuster, mega hit, multi million, super hero save the world kind of a summer! I was at the movies with my oldest son Cole (AKA…ColeTrain, Train) last week and we saw trailers for The Avengers, Bat Man and Spider Man.  My family, also known as […]

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09
Apr
2012
voice of God

I am the proud father of three kiddos.  I have a 13 year old son, 12 year old daughter and then there is my 10 year old.  His name is Tifton Jack Spradlin, AKA The Jack Hammer, and let me just say that he is one of the most unique, different, march to the beat […]

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21
Mar
2012

Why Christian Kids Rebel

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So this past month I have been reading Dr. Tim’s book, “Why Christian Kids Rebel.”  And let me just say…  in a timid, humble and quiet way…  IT’S THE SINGLE BEST BOOK ON PARENTING THAT I HAVE EVER READ!!  Just in case that might of slipped by you and you didn’t quite catch what I […]

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08
Feb
2012

Raise Your Kid To Be A Quitter!

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When your kids graduate High School and head to college, how do you know that you have been successful as a parent? Have you been successful if… Your kids decide to sport a WWJD bracelet at college Your son is awarded a full ride scholarship in wrestling (gotta love those wrestling outfits!!) Your daughter graduates […]

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