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19
Jun
2015

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 […]

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19
May
2015
cheerios

I’ve been batching it for the past week. The Minister of Internal Affairs of the Kimmel home has been in another state seeing to the needs of the newest member of our son Cody’s family. Which explains why I’ve been eating a lot of cereal. After all these years of marriage, Darcy still hasn’t learned […]

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Skipping Adolescence

To kick things off, we need a pinpointed definition to frame our discussion. Let me give you one … Adolescent: a person who has an adult’s body, wants all of the freedoms of an adult, but doesn’t want any of the responsibilities that go with being an adult. Like … the teenager son who wants […]

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03
Apr
2015

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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26
Feb
2015

Sad Joy

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Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  When I got the word that our son-in-law’s cancer was back, my heart sunk. It was just last year we’d watched him and our daughter walk through that dark canyon. The initial shock, the sobering implications, and then the up-hill journey through chemo and radiation—with all of their side effects—had gotten them to a […]

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13
Feb
2015

When Virtues Collide

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Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace based parenting

As Maryland blizzards go, it turned out to be one of the biggest of the decade. I was in Junior High so it was a while before some of you were born. It doesn’t matter. It happened. We got out of school for four days. It was one of those glorious events that seemed so […]

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proposal

{originally published in 2012} It’s not the smartest thing in the world to question a growing tide within conventional wisdom. Yet sometimes, it’s just too hard to resist. And it’s especially dangerous to a writer’s health to poke a stick in the eye of the hopeless romantics of the world. All this said; excuse me […]

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dust storm, haboob, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace based parenting

{originally published in 2011} There are a couple of events that happen in our home each year that consistently make our highlight reel. The dinner we sponsored this past Tuesday is one of them. But this time, it will stand out for a completely different reason. One of the priorities we wanted to embed into […]

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02
Jan
2015
Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, speedometer, Ford Edge, Emotions, Grace Based Parenting

  I drive a Ford Edge. OK, OK, you can stop laughing now. I like my car! It can’t exceed 80 MPH. Let me restate that to be more accurate: It will not exceed 80 MPH. In actuality, my Edge could easily exceed 120 MPH under the right conditions. But it can’t; it has a […]

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29
Dec
2014

I’m With Stupid

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I'm With Stupid, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Filled Marriage

  I’m so grateful I didn’t marry a scorekeeper. My on-field performance wouldn’t have stood a chance.   I know that some of you who know me are thinking that I’m just overstating things in a self-deprecating way to make a point. If you’re gauging me from the typical measuring standards of human decency and […]

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