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Thanksgiving, family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Thanksgiving is the least commercialized religious holiday. You can actually celebrate without adding a single thing to your earthly belongings. The celebration lasts only one day. It’s not a season nor does it have its own abbreviation i.e. Xmas. The trimmings have not overshadowed the true meaning of the holiday. Even non-praying families say a […]

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12
Aug
2015

Praying Moms

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For the past twelve years I have spent every Monday morning from 9-10am doing something that I wish I did more of – praying for my kids. It has been my privilege to be part of a Moms In Touchgroup that spends that hour praying for our students, their teachers and their schools. This past Monday […]

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06
Aug
2015

Are You A Good Neighbor?

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How long has it been since you have looked around your everyday stomping grounds to see who God has for you to love? Neighbors, vendors, service people, peers, kids’ parents, your own family members, …?   Here are a few suggestions: Put their trash cans out by the curb and bring them in on trash […]

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Grandparenting…. Don’t get me started. If you’ve already entered the holy of holies of grandparenthood, then you know what I mean. If you haven’t, there are no words to describe how wonderful this new role is. Suffice it to say that grandparenting is our reward for not selling our own children on e-bay! (I know […]

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It was one of those rare times when I got to pick Lydia, our grand daughter, up from school. You talk about a boost to the ego! She squealed my name, gave me a huge hug and handed me her lunch box stuffed full of papers and projects. As I strapped her into her booster […]

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Darcy Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace Filled Marriage, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

Many years ago, we had a consultant come to help us do some strategic planning at Family Matters. As he walked us through some next steps and big picture tactics, he also taught us a great lesson on keeping our priorities straight. In fact, he drove his point home with a great illustration.   He […]

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30
Jun
2015

Holy #@!&x*

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When you’ve lived a few decades like I have, you’ve been around long enough to see trends in our culture. Some of these new leanings are really cool like dads changing more diapers and moms letting them. But some of these developments are a bit disturbing like reality shows that have nothing to do with […]

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25
Jun
2015
Grandparenting, Grace based parenting, Family matters

  Summer provides some extra time to connect with your grandchildren. Don’t miss the opportunity to spend extra time with those that are near and extra efforts with those that are far away. Here are a few summer time suggestions for fun with your grandkids: Commit to reading a chapter book together. Discuss it over […]

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We go through a lot of feather dusters at our house. Our current one is made of brightly colored yellow, green, purple, and pink feathers. On Saturday mornings it looks like a flock of parrots flew through our family room. Dusting duty with a fun feather duster is one of the more coveted Saturday chores […]

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01
Jun
2015

Summer Family Traditions

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Traditions are one of the ways to build a secure love into your child’s heart. Summertime is a great opportunity to establish some family favorites when it comes to traditions. Here are some of our suggestions. Establish a movie night and take turns picking your favorites. Try a new recipe once a week with the […]

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