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11
Nov
2013

Veteran’s Day

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This is a day we honor our men and women who have defended and continue to defend our country.     From all of us at Family Matters, Happy Veteran’s Day.    

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28
Oct
2013
Karina Loewen, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Halloween

What is the best day of the year to get to know the majority of the people living in your neighbourhood? It’s not Christmas Morning. Or Easter Sunday. Or the first day of school. The best day of the year to build community is on Halloween. People leave their fenced yards, their closed-in garages, and […]

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Syria, Selective Service, Soul-Healing Peace, Sonia Cleverly, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

My darling husband is a realist.  He often accuses me of looking at the world through rose-colored glasses and on more than one occasion I have told him that it is simply no fun to drink from a glass that’s half-empty. He reads the daily newspaper cover to cover every morning and more often than […]

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25
Apr
2013
Steve Rose, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting, Breeding

Shabazz Muhammad is a freshman basketball player at UCLA.  The Los Angeles Times recently ran a story about his path to college, and prospectively to the NBA, and how it was all neatly arranged and planned by his father, Ron Holmes.  How was this planned?  The details are to say the least, icky…   According […]

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Grace in a Week From Hell, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace based parenting, Family Matters Blog, Boston Marathon, Chicago Flooding, Texas Explosion

Bombs, Dirty Mail, Fertilizer Explosions, and Floods: The third week of April 2013 failed to live up to its springtime reputation. The fresh sounds and smells of a winter coming out of hibernation were overwhelmed by apocalyptic headlines and apoplectic reactions to seemingly unending destruction and death. First there was Boston. Having crossed a few […]

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25
Feb
2013
HowardHendricksFeatured

As we celebrate the life of a wonderful man of God, Dr. Howard Hendricks, we wanted to reprint a story from Dr. Kimmel’s book Little House on the Freeway about how Howard Hendricks influenced his life and the life of renouned author and speaker, Dr. John Trent. (Excerpted from Little House on the Freeway By […]

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24
Dec
2012

Christmas is a Miracle

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19
Dec
2012

The Christmas Bell

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The Christmas Bell

The Birth of Jesus Changed Everything! Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! - II Cor. 9:15 THE BELL I KNOW WHO I AM I am God’s child (John 1:12) I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15 ) I am united with the Lord (1 Cor. 6:17) I am bought with a price (1 Cor 6:19-20) […]

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18
Dec
2012

A Day of Silence for Sandy Hook

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Photo Credit: The TomKat Studio

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07
Dec
2012

Stop Singing CHRISTmas Songs

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Christmas Songs

I have been told more than once to stop singing CHRISTmas songs. Shocking, yes! Not quite so shocking when you realize I have been told that during the months of March, June and September. CHRISTmas time seems to just automatically fill me with joy, hope and peace. The entire month of December you will pretty […]

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