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{originally published in 2012}   Every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas time, a peculiar thing happens. In the secular world, advertisements for shopping deals become as numerous as political adds in an election year. We are told about this deal and that deal and how we need to “hurry in” before the sale ends. Crazy […]

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29
Oct
2014
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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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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European Leadership Forum, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Darcy Kimmel, family matters, grace based parenting, grace filled marriage

  Dr. Tim Kimmel and Darcy Kimmel along side with Kory Schuknecht will be speaking at the European Leadership Forum this weekend in the Marriage and Family network.  A message from our leaders: We are so excited here at Family Matters to be participating in the European Leadership Forum being held in Wisla, Poland this year. […]

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11
Nov
2013

Veteran’s Day

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Veterans Day, Military, Honor, Family Matters, America, American Flag

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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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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