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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Expectations “The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.” Proverbs 11:23     There are two dangers when it comes to expectations. The first is that, in marriages, we often have unrealistic ones. Maybe your mother was a fabulous cook and you just expected your […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse, Stacy Edwards, Grace, Family Matters

Grace “But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9   Marriage is the beautiful union of two wonderfully made, yet imperfect people. […]

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29
Nov
2013

A Call to Rest

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Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Stacy Edwards, Rest

  My first three babies were great sleepers. I’m talking sleep through the night at ten weeks old kind of sleepers. I’m not gonna lie – it. was. awesome. Then, I had baby number 4. That sweet babe of mine did not sleep for more than 45 minutes at a time for nine months. Suddenly, […]

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14
Oct
2013

Idol Lies

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Idol Lies, Stacy Edwards, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Stay At Home Mom, Working Mom, Bible, Love, First Love

  My life used to be business casual and morning meetings. I balanced budgets and kept the boss’ calendar. It was a great job that came with a great salary and lots of perks. My peeps and I would gather around the coffee pot at 8:00 a.m. and discuss the latest happenings on Survivor. Life […]

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23
Sep
2013

The God Who Sees

Written by:   |  Found in: Marriage, Mental Health, Parenting  |   Comments
Stacy Edwards, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, feeling not enough, God Sees You

  I have spent a lifetime feeling as if I wasn’t enough. I’m not sure I know what “enough” looks like, but I know that I have never felt like I was there.   In my school age years, I made good grades but I wasn’t the valedictorian. I wasn’t musical or athletic or artsy. I certainly […]

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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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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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