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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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18
Dec
2012

A Day of Silence for Sandy Hook

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Photo Credit: The TomKat Studio

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30
Nov
2012
and then along comes christmas

Ever since September 11th you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who questions whether or not evil exists. We have all seen its ugly face. We’ve calculated the exorbitant fees it demands from the innocent, and too many of us have had to bury its victims. But in spite of looking down the throat of […]

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21
Nov
2012

A Thanksgiving Prayer

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a thanksgiving prayer

Lord, help me to praise you with my life by being: Holy Affectionate Penitent Prayerful Yielded   Trustworthy Humble Abundant Nurturing Kind Serving Grateful Inspirational Vigilant Inviting Noble Gospel-centered   The inspiration for this prayer came from A Pastoral Thanksgiving Acrostic by Andrew Schank

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12
Nov
2012
supporting our military

This summer in our many travels, we saw a lot of soldiers in the airports. Sometimes there were just 2 or 3 making their way across the country to an unknown situation. Often there were dozens of men and women in uniform, on their cell phones, standing in line for something to eat, waiting just […]

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31
Oct
2012

Our Top Halloween Posts

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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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