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22
Apr
2015

Building Heart Muscle Memory

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Grace Based Parenting, Family matters, Edy Sutherland

  When your brain has been trained through repetitive practice to carry out a process like playing a song on the piano, you have developed what is known as muscle memory.   Your fingers play the song from procedural memory.   My family recently traveled to Mexico to build a home with 1Mission. We’re seeking […]

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17
Apr
2015

Mama Needs Grace

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Grace Based Parenting, Ivy Weesner, Family Matters, Special Needs Parenting, Grace

  Anytime we talk about grace-based parenting we, or maybe just I, think of the grace we need to extend to our babies…and we’re right. But I’m learning these days specifically about the grace I need to give myself for the sake of my babies. And the grace they’ve been given the opportunity to give […]

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16
Apr
2015

All Grace Abounding

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Take a walk through most any bookstore, be it a Christian based store or a secular one, and you will see that parenting books are like opinions – everyone has one.  Some are full of great wisdom, and some are full of practical application, but seldom do the 2 mix in 1 work.  Grace Based […]

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15
Apr
2015

Change Your Stars

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Change Your Stars, Family matters, Jason Wood, Grace Based parenting, Dr Tim Kimmel

  You know those movies that you can watch over and over again? When you’re surfing the channels and it comes up you tend to linger and stay and watch the rest of it.  One such movie for me is A Knight’s Tale. A peasant thatcher sends his son away to be a servant to […]

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10
Apr
2015

Learn Not to Burn

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Obey, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Darcy Kimmel

  When our son Colt was in the Fire Academy preparing to be a Phoenix Fireman, there was a day of instruction that changed his life and may someday save his life.   On that day, the instructors introduced them to several of the fire chiefs who had served as firemen for many years. They […]

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09
Apr
2015

Blossoms of Hope

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Edy Sutherland, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Easter, Hope

We sat still waiting. I whisper to my two daughters, “Can you hear the songs of the many other types of birds?” Suddenly one arrives. The humming sound rouses our attention. The tiny bird with long pointy beak hovers in front of the brilliant pink flower drawing the nectar from the trumpet shaped well. Last […]

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Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

God’s Grace Gives Us Hope in the Midst of Tragedy Family Matters encourages people to allow God’s grace to bring beauty from ashes.   Julie and her husband John first encountered Family Matters at a “Weekend to Remember” event in 2011 and it was there that they purchased copies of the book, Grace Based Parenting, […]

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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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12
Feb
2015
50WaysToSayILoveYou

It doesn’t matter if you’re married or single, young or old, male or female. Everyone wants to be loved. Here are 50 ways you can say I love you, today. Trust me, someone is desperately needing to hear it. 1. Smile at a stranger 2. Forgive an old wound 3. Share your last piece of […]

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Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  Family Matters encourages foster families to do the tough but rewarding job of caring for God’s forgotten children.   Family Matters has a vision to see families transformed by God’s grace into instruments of restoration and reformation.  That’s exactly what has happened to Peter and Julie Bartolini. Although they consider themselves “extraordinarily average people” […]

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