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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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21
Jul
2015
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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 […]

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20
Jul
2015
Gift

Imagine being forced to wear your shoes on the opposite feet all the time. Or what if you always had to dress in clothing that was too small for you? You would have ongoing discomfort. It might not be enough to stop you in your tracks, but it would certainly keep you off your game. […]

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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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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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