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04
Apr
2014
Resurrection

  When the crimes against our hearts seem unforgivable, we can take a walk up a hill.  Hurting hearts all over the world have learned the power that is gained by taking this same walk.  We may start in the outback of East Africa, the frozen tundra of Siberia, or the congested sidewalks of Manhattan.  […]

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28
Mar
2014

Love’s Secret Sauce

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Grace Filled Marriage, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Loves Secret Sauce, Wedding, marriage

As far as weddings go, it’s the best seat in the house. If there wasn’t so much responsibility that goes with occupying it, I’d be inclined to grab it more often. I’ve watched couples tie the knot from just about every angle, but for me, the best view of the action is the one the […]

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20
Mar
2014
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Chalk it up to a middle class with more discretionary income or simply the mega-trend toward specialization, but more and more of us are hiring other people to do things that used to be our responsibility. This is especially true when it’s something that doesn’t fit into our busy schedule, something we don’t enjoy doing, […]

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28
Feb
2014

No Sheep Left Behind

Written by:   |  Found in: Grace, Grandparenting, Parenting  |   Comments
No Sheep Left Behind, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based parenting, Family matters

God’s grace defies human math. It doesn’t have much patience for conventional wisdom either. If you’re in charge of a hundred people and ninety-nine think you hung the moon and show their appreciation by submitting to your leadership, most would say, “Count your blessings.” Nobody bats 1.000. Come to think of it, nobody bats .999 […]

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20
Dec
2013
SixPack

Physical fitness occupies a lot of the high ground in the public arena.  Because of the media carpet-bombing we’re forced to endure on a regular basis, we’re either reminded of how fit we are or, more likely, how far from fit we are. So much of the pressure is photo-shopped to emphasize the aesthetics over […]

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06
Dec
2013

Spiritual Twerking

Written by:   |  Found in: Other, Parenting, Teenagers  |   Comments
twerking, sexuality, Dr. Tim Kimmel, dancing, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, teens, school dances

  Each new generation likes to push the envelope. Mine sure did. Then, every once in a while, something comes along that makes even the new generation pushing the envelope nervous. Usually that means it won’t make it to mainstream acceptability. In this case, level heads certainly hope not.   Thanks to a music awards […]

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Chrysanthemum

You don’t have to live long before you realize that there’re some parts of our lives that can’t be orchestrated or choreographed in advance. Our job is to do our best to respond properly. Some people prefer a reality filled with unknowns and daily challenges that test their wits.   But I can’t say those […]

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01
Nov
2013
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Q: My 14 year old son is struggling in school due to symptoms of A.D.D.  We are working with his teachers, but wondered what your opinion is of medications for A.D.D. Is it something you recommend? A:  The medication can have an effect. It’s powerful stuff. For some kids, it really can have a positive affect […]

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Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Grace Filled Marriage, Spanx

When it comes to putting our best foot (or other parts of our anatomy) forward in public, there’s always been a tension between making a good impression and trying to conceal things about us we’d prefer folks simply don’t know. Most people wouldn’t give you push back on that first one and it’s an equally […]

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13
Sep
2013

Positive Yelling

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positive yelling, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters, parenting, frustrating

Have you ever caught yourself yelling at kids you don’t even have? My parents sure did. To this day, I have no idea who all those young people were that they were upset with, but I’m sure that one of them was definitely me.   There are a lot of kids out there who have […]

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