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07
Aug
2013

Community, Not Perfection

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Community, Friendships, online relationships, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting

  Yesterday was not a good day. It started and ended with a crying baby. Somewhere in the middle I yelled at my three old to “fix her face” because she was pouting in public. Apparently, it is acceptable for mamas to grow horns and hiss angrily in public but not for little ones to […]

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11
Jul
2013

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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24
Jun
2013

There Was A Day

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

  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. It was […]

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13
May
2013

Be a YES Mom

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Be A Yes Mom, Stacy Edwards, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting, Saying Yes

  A couple mornings ago, I woke up with a sweet face just inches from mine. “It’s raining, mama.” She whispered. I had been lying there with eyes closed for some time listening to the rain fall. Call me crazy, but I love a rainy day. “Can we go out on the deck and play in it?” She […]

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20
Mar
2013
WorkingMom

You Might Be a Working Mom If… 10.   You know that you’ve already worn that outfit this week and you. just. don’t. care. 9.     You have ever left your purse at the daycare and taken a diaper bag to work. 8.     You have ever called your boss, “honey.” 7.   […]

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13
Feb
2013
50WaysToSayILoveYou

It doesn’t matter if you’re married or single, young or old, male or female. Everyone wants to be loved. Here are 50 ways you can say I love you, today. Trust me, someone is desperately needing to hear it. 1. Smile at a stranger 2. Forgive an old wound 3. Share your last piece of […]

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31DOP_Day25

DAY 25 :GENEROSITY  ”Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” – Luke 6:38 {ESV} Our children were made in the image of God. As parents, it is our […]

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31DOP_Day19

DAY 19 : POISE “Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.” - Titus […]

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31DOP_Day9

DAY 9 : HOPE “Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” - John 6:35 {ESV} Our children do not have the luxury of being unaware of evil in the world. They see it all around them and they need to have […]

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31DOP_Day3

DAY 3 : BELONGING “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” – Romans 8: 31-32 {ESV} Belonging […]

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