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21
May
2014
Outnumbered, Overwhelmed, Grace based parenting, Dr .Tim Kimmel, Family Matters

  I have to be honest…last year I swore off parenting books.   I’m a single parent with five children – ages 19 down to 6.  I’m outnumbered and overwhelmed.  And usually when I read parenting books, I just end up feeling like a failure.  I can’t see the hope…I just see all the missed […]

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20
May
2014

A Less Rules Summer

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a less rules summer

  Yes, I know every home needs rules to run smoothly, but come on…don’t you remember the thrill of summer when you were a kid?   I sure do.   I remember that giddy feeling of not having to study for three whole months and the promise of no schedules. (Yeah remember when summer break […]

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13
May
2014
grace based parenting

Sometimes there is confusion around this whole wonderful big idea of grace-based parenting.  Some read articles like this and think it’s saying that good Christian parents should offer their kids as tribute or throw them to the wolves. Or you might read something like this and think actually what grace-based means is clamping down and […]

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07
May
2014

The Miracle of His Reach

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The Miracle of His Reach, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Sonia Cleverly, Scottsdale Bible Church, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Forgiveness

  I did something really ugly this week.   Fortunately, I didn’t get away with it.   Thanks to the wonders of cyberspace, I got caught talking behind someone’s back to her face.  Well, to her inbox on Facebook.   To all of you amateurs who have experienced a “reply all” misstep, your faux pas was […]

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05
May
2014
Engineering Grace, Edy Sutherland, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

  I once engineered bridges. On a day-to-day basis I administered the supervision of construction. Long before a concrete pile was hammered deep, I scrutinized the designer’s plan for assembly. As work ensued, I inspected, documented and measured the progress. When an error occurred I arranged for the resolution and restitution. As the manager, my […]

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30
Apr
2014
Overcoming Insecurity, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Karis Murray

  Insecurity. We all battle it. It’s at the core of our fallen nature. I’m even feeling a bit nervous about writing this post, about offering my advice, since you might think that I’m being a self-righteous know-it-all. *See what I did there?* Insecurity is both toxic self-loathing, and inflated self-love. It’s as though our […]

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29
Apr
2014

God Knows Our Name

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God Knows Our Name, Angie Ryg, Family matters, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, family matters blog

  “I said, ‘Can you put two Splendas into the tea please?” knowing full well that I am not going to understand what she says back to me. Somehow the drive thru window takes whatever I say and whatever the person answers and turns it into jibberish that I usually cannot hear.   It was […]

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28
Apr
2014

Grieving the Lasts

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Grieving the Lasts, Chris and Teri Bledsoe, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Grieving

  Years ago we read a sappy article by a mom who talked about how we document our kid’s firsts, but we never document their lasts.   One day this young mother realized she could not remember the last time she’d picked up her child and held him. There was a day somewhere in her […]

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24
Apr
2014
Family Life Today, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Filled Marriage, Grace Based Parenting, Marriage, Radio Interviews

  Please hop on over to Family Life Today and listen to a set of shows between Family Life Today hosts, Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine, Dr. Tim Kimmel and his wife Darcy. They’re talking love, needs, sex, intimacy and grace … all ingredients in a Grace Filled Marriage.   You’ll get to enjoy all […]

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20
Apr
2014

Claimed:: A Gospel Poem

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Claimed, poem, Karis Murray, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Easter

Claiming shame and claiming pride. All on Jesus, crucified. Claiming sorrow. Claiming pain. All for these He rose again.   Circumvent our fallen hearts; The Savior plays His sacred part. All for sinners, all the same. Heaven’s Earth-song in refrain.   Claiming debt for Satan lied. All by mercy, justified. Claiming death, our fate deny. […]

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