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DAY 18 : INTEGRITY “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.” - Proverbs 10:9 {ESV} Integrity – a word we pray is a character quality of our children and ourselves.  Most of us would describe integrity as living honestly and morally. also defines it as “the […]

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DAY 11 : ADVENTURE “And what more shall I say?  For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets – who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, […]

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DAY 4 : AFFECTION “And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.” – Mark 9:36-37 {ESV} There are […]

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Finding Faith Even in My Failure

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Sue Birdseye, Family Matters, Grace based parenting

  I’ve wanted to write for days…well, probably weeks, but life keeps getting in the way.  I wanted to be in a better place before I shared.   I wanted my blog to have a title like, “5 Steps to Parenting Perfection” or “No Regret Parenting” or “I Figured It Out!!!” But alas, I don’t have […]

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I Believe…I Do

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Faith, trust, grace based parenting, family matters, dr. tim kimmel, sue birdseye

  Several years ago if you’d asked me what passage in the Bible most spoke to me, I’d have said Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will […]

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It’s Not Contagious

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Grace Based Parenting, Single Mom, Family Matters, Sue Birdseye

  Things changed when my husband left…many things.  One thing I didn’t anticipate is the change in friendships.   For 18 years I was part of a couple, and although we didn’t do everything as a couple, we did do most things.  Being part of a couple meant more than just double dates.  It meant […]

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Outnumbered, Overwhelmed, Grace based parenting, Dr .Tim Kimmel, Family Matters

  I have to be honest…last year I swore off parenting books.   I’m a single parent with five children – ages 19 down to 6.  I’m outnumbered and overwhelmed.  And usually when I read parenting books, I just end up feeling like a failure.  I can’t see the hope…I just see all the missed […]

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Always Rejoicing…Sorta

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  I’m very blessed to be part of a Titus 2 Bible study once a month.  I wish it were weekly.  This past week we met over dinner and discussed Philippians 4:1-9. I’m totally enjoying studying Philippians.  Great book. We were talking about rejoicing in the Lord. One of the questions was, “What are the […]

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How do I live sufficient grace, Sue Birdseye, Dr. TIm Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting

  Ever had a lyric or a verse stuck in your head? There is one in my head. “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’”  2 Corinthians 12:9 Over and over it runs through my head reminding me that God is enough. I […]

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trust, school, fear, Sue Birdseye, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting

I had the privilege of sitting through my 7th grader’s first day. I noticed several things: His teacher rocks! He was not thrilled to be there. All 7th grade boys are alike! I haven’t sat through a full day of classes in a while…after 2 hours my mind was wandering and I was desperate for […]

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