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14
Aug
2014
When God is All You've Got

Sometimes you don’t realize how much you need God until God is all that you’ve got. Case in point: I was speaking to a bunch of teenagers at a summer camp on the subject of maintaining moral purity in their dating lives. We had discussed how to avoid temptation and the importance of being willing […]

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Back Stories – When you peek between the lines or catch a glimpse of the shadows slipping quietly behind the scenes, there are a lot of people in the Bible—often nameless, faceless people—who play a huge role in the final outcome of the story. Theirs is the back story—those quiet dramas in the background that […]

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18
Jul
2014

As the World Goes to Pot

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pot, marijuana, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  If things at street level keep proceeding on their present course, we’ll soon be raising our kids in a world that sees smoking pot on par with having a glass of wine with dinner.   When you add to this the fact that …   some of the most popular music videos now leave […]

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daughters

Most people get nervous when someone evokes a war metaphor in order to frame the essence of a current issue. Women especially. It’s so … “far-right American” to some and too … “Walker Texas Ranger” to others. Wars are about life and death; ultimate winners and desperate losers. I’m with you on this. Normally, I […]

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18
Jun
2014

Walk the Walk {of Salvation}

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Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace based parenting, Family Matters

I’m not a culture warrior. I’m sure there’s a place for them, but it’s not my gig. I’m a freedom fighter.   The storyline has been recycled ever since the first wild animal was supposedly tamed:   A Vegas act comes to an abrupt halt when a tiger suddenly mauls the guy who trained him […]

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06
May
2014

A Letter to the Graduate

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a letter to the graduate

Dear Graduate, Congratulations on reaching this milestone in your life. It marks the official end of childhood. And though that might be a bittersweet reality, the fact is, your best years are on the horizon. From here on out, most of what you become is going to depend on you. You’ve been given the building […]

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23
Apr
2014

Selfies with Jesus

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If you could slip through a time warp to when Jesus was here on earth—and take your iPhone or Droid along for the ride—I think it would be hard to resist the temptation to snap a few selfies with the Saviour.   Selfies are a new phenomenon only because the technology that makes them possible […]

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18
Apr
2014

Good Friday Golf :: A Metaphor

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Family Matters, Easter, Good Friday, Golf, Dr. Tim Kimmel

Friday.  Late morning.  Approximately 11:45a.m.  Mount of Olives Country Club.  The two dignitaries stood side by side studying the 14th hole.  It was a mild dogleg left about 346 yards from the blue tees. From their vantage point they could see the Beautiful Gate into Jerusalem just beyond the KidronValley.  Dazzling sunlight, the only bright […]

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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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