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Weary Mom, Grace Based parenting, Stacy Edwards, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family matters

  It’s a  whispered plea for energy as a baby cries in the middle of the night.  It’s the weary body in need of an extra dose of grace to make it through the midnight hours. It’s a request to reveal the significance of the seemingly insignificant.  It’s a need to see the purpose behind […]

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27
Mar
2014

Sacred Serving

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sacred serving

Lord, what can you do with me? I have four children, elderly parents and a house where something new seems to break every day. I do not have the time, the money or the energy to do big things for you. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Everyone, at some point, has had some variation […]

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07
Mar
2014

Waiting for God to Remember

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waiting for God to remember, God, Family matters, Grace Based parenting

    I want you to build an ark, Noah. A what? There is going to be a flood, Noah. A what?     God asked Noah to create something that no one had ever seen because He was about to do something He had never done. And, Noah? Well, he was obedient and did […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Endurance “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. […]

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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

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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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