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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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11
Apr
2014

I’m Still Learning

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I'm Still Learning, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Filled Marriage, Grace Based Parenting, Marriage, Love

  I have been married for over 13 years.  You’d think I’d have this whole “wife” thing down by now.   Last year I thought I had this down; I thought I knew everything there was to know about marriage, love, and also about my husband.  I thought we had a great life together, I […]

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Lost child, prodigal son, Darcy Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Why Christian kids rebel, family Matters

I recognized my friend’s number on caller ID and had mixed feelings about answering my phone.  A call from her usually meant at least a half hour of listening to a heartbroken Mom whose wayward son had done another unspeakable act of rebellion.  Drugs, car wrecks, theft, dishonoring rage, getting a girl pregnant… If there […]

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