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Thanksgiving, family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Thanksgiving is the least commercialized religious holiday. You can actually celebrate without adding a single thing to your earthly belongings. The celebration lasts only one day. It’s not a season nor does it have its own abbreviation i.e. Xmas. The trimmings have not overshadowed the true meaning of the holiday. Even non-praying families say a […]

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30
Oct
2017

Happy Halloween! Confused about if you should celebrate Halloween?  Wondering how you can play a part in God’s work of redeeming Halloween? You’ve come to the right {web} place! Here are a couple of previous posts about that very thing! 1) Halloween – From a Christian Parents Perspective {by Karis Murray} 2) Halloween and Hot Chocolate {by […]

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The late David Foster Wallace is famous for the following anecdote: There were two young fish swimming side-by-side in the ocean. An older, seasoned fish came swimming towards them from the opposite direction. As he passed, he asked, “How’s the water?” and then swam on. The two young fish glided along for a while and […]

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22
Dec
2016
Family Matters

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and […]

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05
Dec
2016

A Comma Called Christmas

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Merry Christmas, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Jesus Christ

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone. Isaiah 9:2   December serves as the sunset month of another year; the dusk before the dawn of a fresh calendar. It’s always been ironic to me that our sovereign […]

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17
Dec
2015
War On Christmas, Family matters, Christmas

Those of us who were raised in the Church know the narrative of Christmas, the story of Christ and his life and ministry forwards and backwards.  It’s often brought up in teachings, studies and sermons that so many of the people who lived in the same day and age as Jesus missed the boat on […]

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Grace based parenting, family matters, karis kimmel murray, digital age, parenting

Parenting has always been tough. But technology, social media and the virtual space have added nuance and complexity to the job of raising kids. Our generation, born in the 70’s and 80’s, had front row seats to the rise of the digital age. We’re probably the only generation of people who’ve actually used both a […]

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31
Aug
2015

  In the last couple of weeks on Facebook I just can’t escape the posts from moms expressing jubilant relief that their kids are finally back in school. I’m not talking about the sweet photos of littles heading  off for the first time.  I’m talking about the elementary school kids, the middle schoolers, and the […]

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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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Family matters, Fourth of July, Grace based parenting, Pinterest

We may have gone a little overboard this year, but we just loved everything red, white and blue on Pinterest! Next weekend is one of our country’s biggest patriotic celebrations which means time off of work, fun outside, fireworks and good eats!   Snap, Crackle and Pop your way over to Pinterest and visit both […]

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