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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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03
Oct
2014

Moms United

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moms united

{originally published in 2012) I have read many blog posts and articles recently regarding the “mommy wars.”  It’s the silly notion that there is a chasm between working moms and stay-at-home moms. Can I just tell you that it makes me sad and, more importantly, grieves the heart of God? Sister, it does not matter […]

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26
Sep
2014

30 Ways to Bless Your Marriage

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30 Ways to Bless Your Marriage

  {originally published in 2012} Marriage is difficult. I don’t think anyone out there would argue with that. It takes more than lovey-dovey eyes and butterflies in your stomach to get through the hard times. And, let’s face it, hard times will come. It’s dangerously easy to get bogged down in utility bills, work responsibilities […]

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04
Sep
2014

There Was A Day

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There Was A Day, Stacy Edwards, Evil, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters Blog

{archive from 2013} The story of Job is not that different from your story or mine. Job was a man just living his life. He had work and financial responsibilities. He had friends and family. He was a devoted father who prayed over his children each day. Job loved the Lord and life was good. […]

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08
Aug
2014

Love, Mom

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love, mom

Dearest Little One, There are some things that I think you need to know. I had dreams for you when you were only a flutter in my womb. I loved you long before I knew that you would have those beautiful dimples and that infectious giggle. I prayed for you having never laid eyes on you. […]

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five minutes for coffee

After ten years of being a working mom,  God opened the door for me to fulfill my dream of staying home with my babies. My head was filled with visions of morning cups of coffee while children sat contently watching Sesame Street.  My home was going to be tidy and welcoming and we would have […]

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16
Jul
2014

Don’t Forget to Remember

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don't forget to remember, stacy edwards, family matters, grace based parenting

  As I’m writing this, it’s Thursday afternoon.   I don’t know what that means in your world but, in mine, it means that it is time to clean the toilets. Please hold the applause. On second thought, applaud your hearts out. I deserve it because those babies are sparkling.   I would love to […]

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25
Jun
2014

The Nehemiah Mom

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Nehemiah Mom, Grace Based parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Mothers, Serving

  If you and I are friends on Facebook (and, if we aren’t, we need to fix that,) then you are privy to my daily musings on motherhood. I’m not even kidding when I tell you that these confessions are usually written while hiding in the bathroom in a desperate attempt to steal just a […]

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27
May
2014

How do you do it all?

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How do you do it all

I am woman…hear me roar. Okay, really, it’s more like - I am woman…hear me snore. Because, seriously, I am taking it upon myself to speak for all womankind…We are stinkin’ tired. I have been asked many times, How do you do it all? It’s true – I am a homeschooling mom of four, a pastor’s wife, until recently […]

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10
Apr
2014
bible

  Too often, we allow our insecurities to dictate what we think we can do for God.  We look in the mirror and judge what we see based on the world’s definition of beauty.  We allow man’s version of success to dictate how we feel about our lives and accomplishments.   How differently would we […]

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