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16
Apr
2015

All Grace Abounding

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Take a walk through most any bookstore, be it a Christian based store or a secular one, and you will see that parenting books are like opinions – everyone has one.  Some are full of great wisdom, and some are full of practical application, but seldom do the 2 mix in 1 work.  Grace Based […]

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31DOP_Day26

DAY 26 :SERVICE  ”Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interest of others.” – Philippians 2:3-4 {ESV} When my oldest daughter Katie was 5, I took her with our church group to […]

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31DOP_Day16

DAY 16 : FORGIVENESS “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. ” – Ephesians 4:32  {ESV} Forgiveness.  The very concept of forgiveness is the core of the faith.  God forgave us through Christ, not by our merit or works, but by His love.  When it comes to family and […]

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31DOP_Day10

DAY 10 : PREPARATION “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” - Proverbs 22:6 {ESV} This verse is often used as a “promise” or guarantee verse among well-intentioned people.  Many parents over the years have dealt with the guilt of a wayward child […]

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07
Aug
2014

A Rebel with a Cause

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Do you remember that kid in church?  You know the one – he knew all the big biblical answers in youth group, worked recreation every summer for VBS, and sang solo in the church youth choir.  All the little old ladies who sat in the back of the church sang his praises while all the […]

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protecting our daughters

  {an archive from 2012}   I read a news story today concerning a recent arrest made in the Phoenix Valley.  2 girls, ages 14 and 18, were taken into custody after propositioning 2 men to exchange sexual favors for fast food.  As I read through the story, some familiar statistics repeated themselves.  The average […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Respect “Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” 1 Peter 2:17   Peter challenges his readers to bestow honor freely.  This challenge is written in a larger context in 1 Peter 2 of dealing with authority.  The early church was commanded to show their devotion to God by respecting and honoring even […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Peace “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3   Isaiah writes of a day where Judah will be in perfect peace, kept in that sphere of peace by God.  Yet he also places a condition of sorts on that peace, stating that a […]

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25
Oct
2013
Steve Rose, Grace Based Parenting, Grace, Raising Kids, Kids Say the Funniest Things, Family Matters

  A few weeks ago, both of my daughters were on electronic hiatus as a condition of punishment for some recent offenses. No iPod, Kindle, t.v., etc…realizing that we were going to have a free Sunday afternoon (we don’t get many of those as a pastor and family) I decided to lift the ban via […]

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22
May
2013

Protect Your Child’s Heart

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Protect Your Child's Heart, Steve Rose, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting, cancer, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  As a parent, one of the things we should strive for is to protect our children’s hearts.  For me as a pastor, I am continually asking God to move my children forward in their faith, and to make it personal for them and not merely an extension of being a “preacher’s kid”.   There […]

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